The Computing Support team offers technical assistance to all faculty and staff in the College of Science and Mathematics.
For technical assistance, please contact the Computing Support team one of the following ways:
Our technical support hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Our lab and studio classroom support hours are 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday.
|David Sexton||Information Technology Consultantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alan Gravlee||Information Technology Consultantemail@example.com|
|Arthur Huebner||Supervisor, Information Technology Consultantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Colby Bell||Information Technology Consultantemail@example.com|
Purchasing a Computer - Faculty and Staff
Please contact the CSM Computing Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss purchasing technology for teaching and research.
If you are experiencing financial hardship and are unable to afford the technology you need to be academically successful, you can apply to Cal Poly Cares for assistance. Cal Poly Cares is available to any Cal Poly student including those who are not federal Title IV eligible, such as international and undocumented students. Information on additional financial assistance, assistive technology, and remote learning is available on the Student Technology webpage.
The College of Science and Mathematics does not have strict requirements around student computers. However, a well functioning computer is an important tool for academic success. A computer with the specifications below should last for your four years at Cal Poly:
|Mac Laptop||13" MacBook Pro or 16" MacBook Pro||M1 processor||16GB||512GB SSD|
|Mac desktop||iMac or Mac Mini||M1 processor||16GB||512GB SSD|
|PC laptop||No specific recommendation||Intel i5 8th Gen Quad-core or newer||16GB||512GB SSD|
|PC desktop||No specific recommendation||Intel i5 8th Gen 6-Core or newer||16GB||512GB SSD|
The Cal Poly Bookstore can assist you with the purchase of a computer.
We understand that not all computing needs will be covered by these specs. Please email your questions and requests to email@example.com.