As the Director of the Communication Studies Research Lab at Sam Houston State University, Dr. van Raalte is the go-to person for booking research time in the room. She designed the research lab to simulate a comfortable living room where participants would feel at ease. The room is equipped with a 55″ flat screen tv that has the capability of being connected to the computers in the storage room next door. The lab also comes with two desktop computers for in-lab surveys and a round table to facilitate effective interviewing.
The storage lab (connected to the research lab next door) includes an ultra-low freezer, cooling up to -80 degrees fahrenheit. This room includes both a P.C. and Mac desktop computer, printer, refrigerator, and multiple storage filing cabinets.