The walk-in desk is currently closed and will reopen in the Spring semester. You can book an appointment below with our full time staff in the meantime. See below for more info.
Location and Info
The Empirical Reasoning Center is located in Milstein 102. Scroll down if you'd like to see a map of where we are located.
The walk-in hours below will take place in person. Please check fellow skillsets below to make sure you attend walk-in hours when a fellow who is familiar with the software you are using is working. If you are not able to attend our walk-in hours or would like to meet with us virtually, book an appointment or email email@example.com.
Staff and Skills
View a list of our staff, organized by skill.
To make an appointment with a fellow, please choose a time listed below with the staff member you'd like to meet with:
Title: Postbacc Fellow
Specialties: Excel, Python, QGIS
Title: Associate Director
Specialties: Excel, ArcMap, QGIS
Title: Senior Associate Director
Specialties: Excel, R, Python, Stata, ArcMap, QGIS, GeoDa, survey methodology
If none of the available times work for you, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location and Info
The Empirical Reasoning Center is located in Milstein 102. We also have a student staff office in Milstein 101 and our Associate Director's office is Milstein 101A.
More information about visiting the ERC:
If you’re coming for assistance with an assignment, please bring a copy of the assignment as written by your instructor.
If you need help with a dataset, please bring the dataset along with you. You can bring it on a flash drive or email it to yourself.
We have computers in the ERC with all of the software we support, so you don’t need to bring your own laptop - but if you want to, that’s fine too!
Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia School of General Studies, graduate students, faculty members, staff, and alumnae are all welcome to come by and use our help! At times our walk in lab can become very busy. When there are long wait times, we may prioritize Barnard undergraduate students.
Members of the Barnard/CU/TC community are welcome to use the computers in the lab - you do not need to log in with a uni. However, when the walk in lab is busy, we reserve the right to ask those who just want to use a computer to come back at another time.