Chance BioSpot offers relaxed study area

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Pre-nursing freshman Jennifer Moreno, and pre-nursing sophomores Jessica Woodard and Cassandra Canter study a human skull model Wednesday in the BioSpot in Room 350 of Chance. Photo by Daniel Carde

Pre-nursing freshman Jennifer Moreno, and pre-nursing sophomores Jessica Woodard and Cassandra Canter study a human skull model Wednesday in the BioSpot in Room 350 of Chance. Photo by Daniel Carde

Lab offers free tutoring and use of computers.

By Cassi Armstrong

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

The BioSpot, located in Room 350 of Chance Academic Center, offers students access to three labs, computers and tutoring.

Lab hours 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.

Two of the three labs are food friendly, and a microwave is also available.

The lab containing the computers is the only lab in which food is prohibited. Students are able to do research and access their ACES accounts.

Lorraine Ramirez, pharmaceutical science sophomore and lab assistant said students of all majors are welcome to study and enjoy free coffee.

In the main room, posters of human anatomy, models of the human heart, anatomical human skeletons and a preserved fetal pig in a glass case are displayed.

The models that are displayed are a big help to the students, Ramirez said.

“When the students leave class, they can come here and still use the models,” she said.

The lab has more than just studying going on. “It’s like a bowl of gumbo, instead of having just one or two things,” said biology and physical therapy sophomore Jesse Perez.

Perez said he likes that he can sit down and study while eating his oatmeal.

Ramirez is available at the front desk, to answer questions, while keeping an eye on students in a room dubbed “the quiet room.” Biology students use the “quiet room” to make up exams they missed in class.

The lab includes a printer and scanner for students, as long as they have the cash or coin.

Baylor graduate Jerome Miller offers students tutoring in the lab 1:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Miller tutors in anatomy, physiology, math to college algebra, and Chemistry 1.

“My hours are really when others need time to sit down,” he said. “I’m listed from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, but if I have time outside of that I will meet people as well.”

Email Miller at jmilz2086@gmail.com.

Call BioSpot at 210-486-0860

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