Be Our Grant Partner

Innovative Media Research and Extension partners with other research groups, faculty, and programs nationally and internationally to create educational media in various disciplines. The department also provides instructional design and educational media development for NMSU's numerous statewide outreach programs in partnerships with other campus-wide, regional and national programs.

Partnership with us gives you:

  • Access to an award-winning Innovative Media Research and Extension team without the start-up costs.
  • Assistance and guidance, if needed, in writing the grant proposal.
  • Involvement with cutting edge media, game, and educational programs.
  • Freedom to focus on YOUR specialty - we share the administrative work.
  • A a multi-state, multidisciplinary team including a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Current Projects

Connecticut Fitness and Nutrition Clubs in Motion. Collaboration with University of Connecticut sponsored by USDA-NIFA.

Development and Assessment of an Educational Platform for Awareness and Attitudinal Changes toward Food Safety Systems. Collaboration with University of Delaware sponsored by USDA-NIFA.

Raising the Gates: Addressing Gaps in Students' Understanding of Math and Chemistry in the Animal and Plant Sciences. Collaboration with NMSU Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences in the College of Agricultural, Environmental, and Consumer Sciences sponsored by USDA-NIFA.

COordinating Nontraditional Sustainable watER use in Variable climatEs (CONSERVE): A Center of Excellence for Safe and Sustainable Water Reuse in Agriculture. Collaboration with University of Maryland School of Public Health, sponsored by USDA-NIFA.

Advancing Food Safety Education through Inquiry-Based STEM Instruction and Multimedia Strategies. Collaboration of University of Tennessee at Knoxville, sponsored by USDA-NIFA.

Sustaining the Future of Navajo Rangelands via Mobile Learning Tools to Promote Enhanced Vegetation Management. Collaboration with Tri-State Navajo Nation Extension, sponsored by USDA / NIFA through the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE) program.

Bridging Preschool and Home Environment to Promote Healthy Eating and Activity Behaviors and Prevent Obesity in Early Childhood. Collaboration with University of Colorado sponsored by USDA-NIFA.

Zinkicide A Nanotherapeutic for HLB. Collaboration with University of Florida, sponsored by USDA-NIFA.

Bridging the Gap: Effective Risk Mitigation Through Adoption of Agricultural Water Treatment Systems. Collaboration with University of Tennessee, sponsored by USDA-NIFA.

Award Winning Team

Our team has won numerous awards, including Best of Show at the International Serious Play Awards, Best Digital Game at the Meaningful Play Conference, Finalist at the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge, awards from the Association for Communication Excellence, the CINE Golden Eagle, the Addy, the Telly, and awards from the International Wildlife Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Houston International Film Festival, New York Festival, and Ohio State. Our multimedia resources are used by students and school districts nationwide and around the world and have been featured by BrainPOP, Edmodo, and Hippocampus. Several documentaries have been distributed in the PBS system.

Our Creative Team

We are instructional designers, artists and animators, software programmers, web designers, game developers, script writers, video producers, and conference speakers.