To create an environment of innovation and collaboration, Hotchkiss offers state-of-the-art technology in the classrooms, labs, dormitories, and throughout the campus. Below are just a few of the ways students can engage with our resources:
- Science learning: Labs house specialty equipment for students to explore subjects, like DNA testing, physics, robotics, environmental, and the atmospheric studies.
- The Hotchkiss Observatory: The campus has made a concerted effort to reduce light pollution, enabling improved stargazing with a clarity that is unique to this region. The Hotchkiss Observatory is a powerful tool to research and observe stellar activities at night.
- Technology learning: Hotchkiss offers computer science courses, experiential learning opportunities, and clubs for students interested in computer programming and application development.
- Performing arts: Students learn the art of set and lighting design for dance and theater productions, and have access to a digital recording studio and specialized music practice and rehearsal rooms. Katherine Elfers Hall is designed to provide professional grade acoustics and digital recording.
- Media technology: Students can study creative media, digital photography, and video production, with equipment such as laser cutters, 3-d printers, an online student radio station.
- Library - The library offers many online subscription services and databases, and houses specialty equipment in the Maker Space and classrooms.
- Unexpected teaching facilities: Technology enables classroom learning in unexpected learning spaces, such as the Biomass Facility and the Fairfield Farm.
- Teaching and Learning Center: Video classrooms to help teachers explore their craft and learning spaces that utilizes technology to promote collaboration.
- Mathematics: Upper level math courses incorporates coding
- Student groups: Students meet and create apps.
All students are provided with:
- Mobile computing equipment for all faculty and students
- A robust wired and wireless network that covers the majority of campus facilities
- Multimedia presentation equipment in all of our learning spaces
- Software and online services that enable communication and collaboration for faculty and students