The George E. Bello Center for Information and Technology is a centerpiece of Bryant University’s campus. The Heidi and Walter Stepan Grand Hall, which serves as a space for exhibitions, receptions, and lectures, has The Linda and Jerry Cerce Media Wall with nine video monitors. A rotunda provides balconied meeting and study spaces. The 72,000-square-foot facility features the C.V. Starr Financial Markets Center, simulating real-life trading scenarios and real-world trading conditions that provide students with cutting-edge, hands-on training. Students, faculty, and staff have access to high-speed computers to support teaching, research, and business planning.
Students may opt to use their Bryant-issued laptops, or they may borrow one on site. In addition, there are reference and multi-function classrooms that can each accommodate up to 40 people with laptops, and 13 team study rooms, each with a large display, wireless projection, laptop power, and network access available for small group meetings. There is also an Incubator Lab equipped with 3-D printers, two 65-inch touch displays for collaborative work, Lego Robot Kits, Raspberry PI Technology, NAO and scanners, as well as state-of-the-art high-speed wireless connectivity. Students can roam in or outside the building with their wireless laptops and maintain a connection to the Internet. For quiet study, there is a traditional reading room. Students also have access to presentation technologies, scanning, and digitization equipment. The Bulldog Bytes Café provides refreshments and computer access in a social setting. Also located in the Bello Center is Laptop Central, which serves as the Student IT Help Desk and laptop repair center.
The latest addition to the George E. Bello Center is the new Data Visualization Lab, equipped with a large video wall consisting of six 85-inch displays, six high-performance virtual reality HP computers with 37-inch ultra-wide HP displays, two portable virtual reality backpack computers, mixed reality HP headsets, and 360-degree cameras.