Institute for New Media Studies Open House

Want to explore new technologies? Interested in 3D printers, virtual reality, and even robots? Don’t want to travel far to see it? You don’t have to!

Dr. Gordon Carlson’s senior capstone students will be hosting an open house for the Institute for New Media Studies to raise money for student scholarships on April 10th from 5:00 to 9:00pm in Malloy Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus.

The event will include showcasing student projects, opportunities for hands on experiences with emerging technologies, chances to win prizes, and free food. The event is open to all community members.

The Institute for New Media Studies is directed by Dr. Gordon Carlson. The purpose of the Institute is to be a trans-disciplinary nexus way to serve Fort Hays State University’s strategic initiatives through the lens of new media.

“We are very excited to welcome community members to explore and experience the advance technologies within the Institute,” said Katlyn Pauly, senior coordinator of the open house. “The Institute offers many opportunities for students to further their education. We are happy to help them by raising money for scholarships.”

About the Institute for New Media Studies

The Institute for New Media Studies is housed in the Communication Studies department and dedicated to the trans-disciplinary study of new media as it impacts human communication, the institute will reside in a lab and collaboration space in room 106 in Malloy Hall. The institute provides resources to support members of the community in their use and understanding of new media approaches to teaching, research, and service. Faculty are welcome to participate by using the lab’s resources to support teaching, working with students on projects or research, and pursuing their own unique research agendas as they intersect with new media approaches.

Students are welcome to participate by engaging class projects in a more advanced way, partnering with faculty members to work on individual research, and seeking guidance in their own independent studies.

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