Learning Games Lab

Become a Game Consultant

Do you like games and media, or do you know someone who does? Become a Games Lab consultant during one of our Think Tank Sessions.

Consultants play and evaluate various games and other interactive experiences like VR during our sessions. Consultants participate in design activities, group discussions, game review presentations, and game pitches.

Upcoming sessions

Summer Games Lab Think Tank Sessions

This summer, we will host two in-person sessions for middle school students, each lasting a week. We invite students entering or completing grades 6th, 7th, and 8th during the 2024-2025 school year to apply to be Games Lab consultants.

Games Lab consultants will play and evaluate games and other interactive experiences like VR, participate in design activities, and pitch a game idea during the week-long session. Session projects will enhance consultants’ media literacy and design skills while exposing them to possible career paths in the industry.

Participants should sign up for a session. Consultants will only participate in one session. Session details are:

  • Session 1: June 3-7, 8:30 am to Noon (Monday to Friday)
  • Session 2: June 10-14, 8:30 am to Noon (Monday to Friday)

The application form can be found here. Youth and their parents will need to complete the form.

Selected consultants will be notified no later than May 24th.

We encourage interested students to apply. However, an application does not guarantee admission. Selection is based in part on research needs and on the potential of the applicants to contribute to our research.

About the lab

Photo collage of students in the games lab

The Learning Games Lab is a multifunctional learning and research space. Our team develops educational games, animations, interactives, and apps and also provides digital technology educational outreach for youth. Ongoing research in the Learning Games Lab informs the development of effective tools and contributes to the larger body of knowledge about digital and interactive media. Each summer, we host week-long sessions in person for youth of various ages.

As part of the lab extension and outreach program, the lab hosts tours for elementary, middle, and high school students. During tours, students can learn about the lab work, engage in hands-on activities, and learn about careers in technology.

If you have questions or want to connect with the lab team, feel free to contact our Games Lab coordinator: 

Matheus Cezarotto
Games Lab Coordinator


The Learning Games Lab is located in Room 173 in Gerald Thomas Hall. Gerald Thomas Hall is on the corner of College Drive and Knox Street.

Location of Gerald Thomas building on NMSU campus

ada graphic If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an auxiliary aid or service, please contact Matheus Cezarotto at least two weeks prior to the start of the session at 575-646-5284 or email at matheus@nmsu.edu

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