Center for Academic Technology Solutions

CATS Lab - Overview

The CATS Lab features equipment and software which promote and enrich the learning experience and offer greater options for self-discovery and improvement.

The Lab offers opportunities for multimedia project development, and writing and research support in conjunction with the Writing Center. It accommodates the production of work related to critical and creative thinking in a dedicated environment.


The Lab facilities include dual-boot Macintosh computers and various software programs that assist students with basic computing tasks, programmed instruction in specific academic skills, and discipline-specific assessment programs. TheCenter also includes a scanner and various printers.

What Students Can Do in the CATS Lab

  • Obtain assistance with development of multimedia projects

  • Attend workshops and seminars

  • Learn how to use new technology

  • Work on small-group projects for class

  • Search databases and conduct research

The CATS Lab is on the first floor of the library, located in the Learning Resource Center (LRC).

For Additional Information

CATS Lab hours vary each semester.  To verify our availability or for additional information, please contact Melissa Cavazos-Eichelberger, CATS Lab and Academic Technology Coordinator at (815) 836-5583 or via e-mail at