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Tenzer Technology Center

Providing an engaging high-tech space and interdisciplinary learning opportunities regarding the utilization of modern technology.

As one of DePauw’s distinctive leadership Centers, the Tenzer Technology Center is a high-tech collaborative space where students from all disciplines enhance their technology, computing, and visualization skills to support their personal and career aspirations and prepare to work and live in a diverse and global world. The Center and its Director are located in the lower level of Roy O. West Library, and its facilities and services are available to the entire DePauw community.

Services include:

  • Advanced visualization and computing facilities. The Tenzer Technology Center features some of the most powerful computers and cutting-edge technology on campus. The space is setup to encourage engagement, collaboration, and learning with peers and colleagues from any discipline in a friendly and inclusive environment. Specific technology offerings will evolve along with the Center; potential technologies may include virtual & augmented reality equipment, interactive & high-resolution displays, spatial capture & 3D printing systems, and high-performance workstations for software development, 3D rendering, data analysis, and digital media & digitization work. The Center also maintains a library of portable technology that can be borrowed and used in the field.
  • Workshops, seminars, and engagement. The Center hosts or co-sponsors several learning opportunities throughout the academic year. These sessions are led by expert staff, professional collaborators, or qualified students. It also offers open houses, tours, and demonstrations that expose students and visitors to the possibilities and potential applications of advanced technology in their domain of study.
  • Mentoring and internships. The Center provides on-campus internships that are mutually beneficial to both the student and the Center. These internships offer a multi-faceted experience that could involve, but are not limited to, testing and deploying new technologies and workflows, system maintenance and user support, teaching and presentation opportunities, and projects for faculty or institutional organizations. Additionally, the Tenzer Director is available for project consultation and mentoring. He can help students formulate and refine project ideas, make critical technology choices early in a project lifecycle, and coach students on technology-related issues that may impact their personal or professional goals.

The Tenzer Center Director

 

Michael BoylesMichael Boyles

A lifelong resident of central Indiana, Boyles has spent his entire professional career (since 1999) working with visualization technologies in a university setting. Before joining DePauw in July 2018, he managed Indiana University’s Advanced Visualization Lab for 12 years. He has taught classes and workshops, supervised professional staff and students, authored articles and proposals, and delivered presentations. He earned a Specialist (post-master’s degree) in Library and Information Science from IU Bloomington (2014) as well as a M.S. in Computer Science (2001) and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (1998) from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.