Studying at computer

The goal of computing support within the Biological and Ecological Engineering Department is to provide robust access to computing resources within the department and across campus. Computing resources are provided at three levels; within the department with the department computer administrator (DCA), at the College of Engineering, through OSU computing support. If you are having problems with your computer or network connection, you should look through the frequently asked questions below, OSU's computer help documents, or go to College of Engineering IT . If you don't see the answer to your problem, you can contact BEE computer support for assistance.

Departmental Computing Support

Computer Setup for ALL BEE Computers

Any computer that is connected to the departmental network is required to conform to certain standards. These standards reflect needs for security, access, and any computer that does not conform to these standards will be disconnected from the network.

  • You must have the BEE Network Administrator set up your machine.
  • You must have an "admin" account on your machine. The Network Admininistrator can set this up.
  • You must have Symantec Antivirus running and configured correctly. The Network Admininistrator can set this up.
  • BEE Student Laptop Printer Setup - printer access for BEE students with laptops.


All BEE students are given a computer account that is centrally administrated. It is an ENGR account, which is accessible from any machine on campus, as long as you login to the ENGINEERING domain.

Drive Space

When you log on from any NT server on campus to the ENGINEERING domain, you will automatically have a drive mapped (Z:) to a STAK volume on a central ENGR server. This provides you with 1.2GB of space on that server.


Once you set up your account, you will automatically have an email address However, you will still need to set up a mail client to access this account. Your account can be accessed using the email web interface, webmail then select ENGINEERING from the drop down or go to computing for information on other means of accessing your email.

Your Own Web Page(s)

You can create a web page for yourself on your STAK drive. To do this, see the College of Engineering support pages at computing.


When you log into the BIOENGINEERING domain from a BEE computer, you will have access to publicly available printers. These are the printers in the BEE computer annex labs.

Installing Software on BEE Lab Computers

You will not be able to install software on a BEE computer without authorization of the BEE network administrator. If you have legitimate need to install legitimate software, contact Randy Thorp for permissions and instructions.

Using the BEE Color Printer and Large Format Printer

Student access to the BEE Color Laser Printer is available if authorized by your faculty advisor. An authorization form is available.

The Large Format printer can be used for the creation of posters for professional presentations. It is accessible through the "Guest" computer located in 116 Gilmore Hall.

Students requesting that the BEE Office print their poster must follow these instructions:

  • Poster requests must be sent to Annie ( at least 1.5 business days prior to your needed pick-up time.
  • Posters must be a PDF file, or a single PowerPoint slide, with the page layout set to the actual dimensions of the poster.
  • The plotter paper is either 36 in or 42 in, so one dimension of the poster should be one of these 2 sizes. The plotter will not print to the edge, so be sure to leave room for the print margin.
  • Include information about what the poster will be used for (presentation at a conference, class project, etc.)

BEE Electronic Mailing Lists

BEE maintains mailing lists for students and faculty. Undergraduate Students: the mailing list for Ecological Engineering pre- and pro-school students is maintained automatically by registration records. The mailing lists are: and Graduate Students: To subscribe yourself to the graduate student list, go to You may only use an ONID or ENGR email address for this list. To send mail to the list of subscribed BEE graduate students, send mail to: bee-grad@ENGR.ORST.EDU.

Access to the Wireless Network

Instructions on accessing OSU's Wireless Network are available.

Contact Information:

Randy Thorp
116 Gilmore Hall

For College of Engineering network support, contact: