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

Spring Sessions 2024

This spring, we will host two in-person sessions for middle school students. The session will be two half-days long. We invite students entering grades 6th, 7th, and 8th during the 2023-2024 school year to apply to participate in the Learning Games Lab Spring session. Sessions will be held at the Learning Games Lab, in Gerald Thomas Hall room 173,

Session 1

March 4th and 5th, from 8:30 am to Noon
(Monday & Tuesday)

Session 2

March 7th and 8th, from 8:30 am to Noon
(Thursday & Friday)

The application form can be found here. Youth and their parents will need to complete the form: https://acesnmsu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7QYUMmi62DdwTBk

Selected consultants will be notified by email. 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.

Summer Sessions 2024

This 2024 summer we will host 3 sessions during the month of June; details and registration forms will be announced here soon.

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 Instructor


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
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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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