GCC’s studios and labs offer additional opportunities for academic enrichment. Studios are informal campus spaces for students to meet and study or participate in events or tutoring. Labs are dedicated, specialized spaces for hands-on learning in a variety of disciplines.
- The Early Childhood Education Lab is an innovative space that combines an adult academic learning environment with hands-on opportunities to practice with the materials, tools, knowledge, and skills needed to critique and design early childhood learning environments. Students work collaboratively to play and experiment in order to deepen their understanding of how children learn and grow.
- The Hammond Business Studio (East 132) provides a working and brainstorming space for all students. The studio is equipped with pull-down outlets for laptop plug-ins, a SMARTBoard, whiteboards, a flat screen television with streaming stock quotes, full wireless capabilities and comfortable, modular furniture. Faculty offices ring the studio which encourages faculty-student interaction.
- The Math Studio (Fourth Floor North) is a place for students to work with each other and with faculty on questions and problems related to mathematics. The Math Studio is equipped with comfortable chairs and tables, computers, and math resources and texts. The studio is open for use throughout the day and is staffed by math faculty during posted hours. No appointment is needed; students may just come by.
- The Social Sciences Studio (East 115) provides a welcoming and resource-rich space for students to convene and interact with each other and faculty in the social and behavioral sciences. Students and faculty use the Social Sciences Studio for tutorials, study groups, computer projects and access to the college network and the Internet, small group projects, as well as college/community meeting and networking. The studio also provides gallery display space and periodically presents special events, speakers, and films.
- The Science Studio (Fourth Floor South) offers a cooperative work space for individual students or groups of students. The studio is equipped with two computers, anatomy and physiology models, resource books and movable furniture. It opens to faculty offices to allow student interactions with their professors. Students are encouraged to make use of the space during all building hours.