Recently, both Miami University of Ohio and the Rochester Institute of Technology received NSF grants to develop undergraduate software engineering laboratories. While the general goals of the labs are similar, specific hardware and software selections were driven by differing curricular emphases and educational environments at the two institutions. This paper presents the distinctive characteristics of each school's program, discusses the influence of these features on the selection process, and describes our experiences to date with the resulting labs. The goal is to provide useful information and guidance to others considering such facilities.

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Sponsor: SIGCSE: ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education © ACM, 1992. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in the Proceedings of the twenty-third SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education.

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Computer Science (GCCIS)


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