2020-2021 Catalogue

High-Tech Labs

Media and Culture Labs and Studio

The Media and Culture Labs and Studio supports the English and Media Studies Department’s media and culture major, the joint Creative Industries major, as well as the university’s double major in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Media, Arts and Society. This state-of-the-art facility provides resources for all forms of media production: video, sound, digital photography and design. The labs house industry-standard software for video editing, screenwriting, sound mixing, animation, as well as graphic and motion design. The professional production tools available include digital and 4K HD cameras, lighting and grip equipment, microphones, and audio accessories. A soundproofed studio with green screen and lighting grid complete the professional production environment. Students are encouraged to visit the labs and studio in Lindsay Hall.

Location: Lindsay Hall, Room 10

The User Experience Center

We are a global user experience consulting group based at Bentley University. Since our foundation in 1999, we have provided hundreds of clients around the world with user experience research, design, and strategy services.

Our affiliation with the master’s program in Human Factors in Information Design provides the center with unique access to internationally-recognized experts and the latest research in the fields of user experience, design, human factors, usability, marketing, and business.

Location:  Smith Academic Technology Center

The Hughey Center for Financial Services (HCFS)

The Hughey Center for Financial Services (or the Trading Room) is a world class academic facility providing students with hands-on, practical, and experiential learning opportunities in areas such as equity and fixed income research, portfolio management, risk management, and analytical decision making. The HCFS enables students to stay current in their fields and gain certifications in Bloomberg (Bloomberg Markets Concepts), Factset (Financial Modeling), and Morningstar. In addition, students have the opportunity to engage in multiple thought leadership sessions that are run throughout the year, including sessions on Blockchain, Behavioral Finance, ESG, Lifecycle of a Trade and Conversations with Senior Investment Professionals. For more information, please contact Jay Sultan, Director of The Hughey Center for Financial Services at jsultan@bentley.edu.

Location:  Smith Academic Technology Center 

The CIS Sandbox

Celebrating its 10th anniversary during 2020-2021 as Bentley's technology social learning space, The CIS Sandbox welcomes students to collaborate and study together, meet with peer tutors for assistance with their classes, and experience new technologies. In addition to visiting the CIS Sandbox for tutoring support for IT 101 and CIS courses, students make use of large tables with 50-inch monitors and glass-board for group collaboration. The CIS Sandbox also offers desktop computers running Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems, and specialized software,  Android tablet, Raspberry Pi devices, Amazon Alexa and Google Home smart speakers, an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset, large wall displays, a talking robot, and other high-tech gadgets.

The CIS Sandbox also hosts several workshops and site visits throughout the year featuring Bentley alumni and industry leaders speaking on technology trends and careers.

Tutoring services and special programs are available both in person and online.

Location:  Smith Academic Technology Center Room 234

The Howard A. Winer Learning Lab for Economics, Accounting and Finance (LEAF)

The goal of the LEAF is to provide a welcoming and inclusive learning environment where students are encouraged to seek academic support for their accounting, economics and finance courses. Students utilizing the LEAF will find peer tutors knowledgeable in accounting, economics, and finance, ready to help and prepare students to thrive in the Bentley business curriculum.

The LEAF is designed to allow students hands-on experience by integrating technology into their areas of study and work together on group projects and case studies. Additionally, students will find peer led tutoring for the subject areas covered by the lab.

The LEAF has networked individual workstations plus group workstations with 42" display screens, and a conference room with a Smartboard.

Location: Lindsay 21