Student Tech Services (STS): 3D Printing, the Virtual Experience and Gaming Advances Among Tech Trends Tracked at Annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

From Sony to Samsung, LG to Amazon, Tesla to BMW and more, companies introduced the latest and greatest emerging tech trends during the recent Annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Tech Den and Student Technology Services (STS) managers, Peeti Sithiyopasakul and Scott Markovich, returned to WashU with insights into what is new and exciting, […]

Student Tech Services (STS): Meet Your STS Techs – Gabe Squitieri

Name: Gabe Squitieri Grade: Senior Major: History Hometown: New York, New York Position: Rosedale STC How long have you work at STS? Since Spring 2021 What do you enjoy most about working at STS? Opening laptops for maintenance, talking to my lovely coworkers, and doing my impression of Peeti.   What has been your favorite class […]

Student Tech Services (STS): 3D Printing at WashU

Zach O’Connor, a former Student Tech Services (STS) student employee who studied Biomechanical Engineering at both Elon and WashU, is one of the newest hires for Student Technology Services and Tech Den. As the full time 3D Print Technical Specialist for the two service desks Zach is the de facto subject matter expert in all […]

Hibernate, Sleep, or Shut Down. What Should I Use?

Should I hibernate, sleep, or shut down my computer? Whether you are concerned about efficiency, your device’s health, or energy consumption, this is something most of us have wondered before. Perhaps you have even consulted with multiple professionals and received mixed feedback on what is best. While each of these power-down options appears to shut […]

WashU Tech Den hosts Open House

WashU Tech Den hosted its official open house on May 31st, 2022. A homecoming event was hosted to welcome all back to campus as well as give graduates, professional, and non-residential students an opportunity to engage with the staff, space, and resources provided by Tech Den. The showcase included a WashU-themed 3D putt-putt course, tours […]

Meet Your STS Team: Earl Banez, Operations Supervisor

Student Technology Services (STS) welcomes Earl Banez, who joined the team as a full time member February. Earl has come to STS from a position within the Olin Business School as an SMP Academic Advisor for 3 years and Senior PC Technician for over 15 years. Name: Earl Banez Hometown: St. Louis Position: Operations Supervisor How long […]

WashU Tech Den finds New Home

Tech Den office with people working

The Tech Den has found a permanent home at 6214 Forsyth Blvd and is open for business! Forsyth House (once used as a hub for Sam Fox administrators) was completely renovated and redesigned to meet the technology needs of graduate, professional and commuter students at the university. During the university’s COVID-19 response efforts, the Tech […]

Faces of STS – Vinay Viswanathan

Submitted by Oana Jackson Name: Vinay ViswanathanGrade: Incoming Sophomore – Class of 2024Major: Computer ScienceHometown: West Windsor, New JerseyPosition: Brookings STC – Lien and Gregg Houses What is an important skill that you learned at STS? How to think through any problem, because sometimes problems can be multi-faceted and it’s not always a clear-cut solution, […]

STS- In Defense of SELF

Submitted by Oana Jackson Following the June 3rd emergency alert on the Danforth Campus, STS partnered with WUPD to facilitate a safety meeting for the summer techs. Lt Bob Wayne of WUPD shared best practices for safety and encouraged everyone to use a safety whistle (available for free at WUPD) and to register for a […]

Meet the STS Summer Techs

Submitted by Oana Jackson Name: Herman BraggsGrade: Junior, Class of 2022Major: Communication DesignHometown: Belleville, ILPosition FA21: LeeBeau STC What made you interested in joining STS?From the outside, it seemed like a positive and motivating work environment where you could make connections with other like-minded students. Feels like I wasn’t wrong in my hunch! What tech […]