MCNS Learning Lab – Athens State University

Students Doing Math on Chalkboard


The Mathematical, Computer and Natural Sciences (MCNS) Learning Lab seeks to successfully reinforce mathematics, computer science and biological concepts taught in Athens State University mathematics, computer science and selected biology classes so that students’ confidences in their logical and scientific abilities are realized and their competency elevated.

The Mathematical, Computer and Natural Sciences (MCNS) Learning Lab operates during the day and some evenings to accommodate the diverse population of the university.


Who can come the MCNS Learning Lab?

All students enrolled in Athens State mathematics, computer science and selected biology courses.

How does the MCNS Learning Lab meet the learning needs of Athens State Students?

The Mathematical, Computer and Natural Sciences (MCNS) Learning Lab employees facilitate this by:

  • offering individual or small-group tutorials
  • providing access to technology, such as computers with mathematics software and Internet access, DVD’s or other audio-video systems of supplemental instruction
  • providing access to reference materials.
Who works at the MCNS Learning Lab?

The MCNS Learning Lab is directed by Prof. Crystal Rust and tutoring is provided by Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Computer Science and Biology majors.

What benefits are offered at the MCNS Learning Lab?

The following benefits are available at the MCNS Learning Lab:

  • Limited number of computers with Internet connection for research and work
  • A pleasant environment conducive to studying mathematics (feel free to drop by to do your math homework or computer programming assignments even if you have no specific questions or no need for tutoring)
  • Comprehensive library of support texts and workbooks for mathematics and computer science
  • DVD’s are available for the following subjects:
    • MA 301-302: Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry
    • MA 303-305: Calculus I, II, III
    • MA 309: Business Calculus
    • MA 314: College Geometry
    • MA 331: Applied Probability and Statistics
  • Evening hours are generally available Monday through Thursday, but exceptions occur depending upon staff availability.
  • Tutorial assistance is available by phone or electronically by e-mail

Learning Lab Director

Prof. Crystal Rust
Phone: (256)233-6523
Email: ude.s1563462515nehta1563462515@tsur1563462515.lats1563462515yrc1563462515

Summer 2019 Hours

Monday: 10 am – 9 pm
Tuesday: 10 am – 9 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 9 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 9 pm
Friday: 10 am – 2 pm

Students Working Hours


Location: Waters Hall, Room S-300
Phone: (256)233-6547