The Thorpe Center

The Thorpe Center is a collaborative endeavor between Information Technology Services, the Mellon Center for Teaching & Learning and The Ames Library that is located on the 3rd floor of The Ames Library.  The Thorpe Center welcomes faculty, staff and students; and provides support and technology in the following areas:

  • Opportunities to become acquainted with new technologies
  • Support for integrating standard & emerging technologies for use within & outside the classroom 
  • Digital video editing for integrating audio and video into presentations and projects
  • Classroom and event support for technology & media

        and much more.....

 Digital Editing Workstations


Classroom Database

Classroom Instructions

Digital Editing Workstations

Digital Reformatting

Instructional Technology Support

Room Reservations

Video Reservations



The Thorpe Center is also a sandbox for testing out new technologies and furniture. Please send any comments our suggestions that you may have for this space to our Suggestion Box.  Below are a few of the items that we are trialing this fall:

Sumo Chairs

Sumo Chairs - So far, the students seem to love lounging in the new Sumo chairs. They are great for reading, working on your laptop, enjoying the view or just taking a nap!!!!

Whiteboard Walls - YES, you can now write on the walls.  Please come and tryout this new space and let us know what you think.  You can work in small groups and write on all three walls in this space.    Whiteboard Walls
Short Throw Projector This new Short Throw Projector also performs like a SmartBoard and allows you to wirte-on or mark-up the image and than save the file back to a computer.  This setup is great for small groups or individuals working with maps, creating posters or working with images.
This is just one type of group/study space that is offered in the Thorpe Center.  Small groups can work here creating presentations, working on a project or Skyping.  There are also two Project Rooms that may be reserved at the Help@Ames Desk (556-3900) and they also have computers, webcams and DVD/VHS viewing capabilities.   Study Group Area

This service is maintained by The Ames Library. Please contact us with any problems or suggestions.
Last revised: September 14, 2012