With 14 imaging stations that include cameras and microscopes linked to iMacs loaded with the latest imaging software and networked to telescopes, printers, scanners, servers, and drones…
All with purposes ranging from microscopic to astronomic.
If you can SEE it, you can IMAGE it in the ICUC!
Location and Hours
The ICUC is located beside the Spencer Cafe on the first floor of the Mars Center for Science and Technology.
Open every weekday and staffed Sunday–Thursday night.
What is the ICUC?
The Imaging Center for Undergraduate Collaboration (ICUC, or “I see, you see”) is Wheaton College’s state-of-the-art facility where students and faculty capture and analyze digital images of diverse subjects – from single cells to whole star systems!
The ICUC was established in 2002 by a generous grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF grant # 0126637) to support the innovative teaching and research with digital imaging occurring in all science disciplines at Wheaton. In the ICUC, students use the latest computers, microscopes, and digital cameras, networked to each other, to the campus, and to the world, to collect, analyze, and distribute digital image data from a limitless number of sources.
The ICUC is a tool for making connections. Courses, students, and professors across academic divisions (Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Arts & Humanities) utilize this space for their coursework and research. The ICUC provides the tools for faculty to connect their courses and have students work together on collaborative projects from an interdisciplinary perspective. For example, the Living Architecture Connection used the ICUC to explore how human constructed and natural architecture share similar principles.