In 2013, the Library began a strategic project to use GPS software and primary source materials to create an interactive historical tour of the Vanderbilt campus. The current self-guided tour contains information and visuals about twenty historic buildings and sites on campus. Corey added an audio component that enriches the historical interpretation and makes the tour accessible to people with visual impairments. Campus administrators and students read scripts with historical information prepared by Corey who then added the audio features to the tour.
Corey Mackenzie Bowen is a senior majoring in Anthropology and Classics. Mr. Bowen spent eight months working with the Mississippi Band of the Choctaw Indians as a research assistant for the USET-VU Native American Research Center for Health. In summer 2013, he served as crew chief and GIS specialist on the Proyecto de Investigación Arqueológio Regional Ancash archeological operation in the Peruvian Andes. He worked at the same site this past summer, conducting independent research, and mapping and documenting architecture using photography, GPS, mobile GIS applications and computer illustrations. Mr. Bowen is in the Honors program in Anthropology and is a member of the Spirit of Gold Marching Band and Victory A Cappella.
Corey presented on his project at the November 2014 library All Staff meeting.