Learning 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.

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

Food Waste Hackathon (Fall 2023)

This Fall, we will host one session in-person for middle school students, focusing on food waste. The session will be three-day 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 Food Waste Hackathon.

Session will be held at the Learning Games Lab, in Gerald Thomas Hall room 173.

During the three-day session, selected youth will:

  • Immerse themselves in discussions about food waste
  • Collaborate on design activities
  • Use media design to propose solutions
  • Play and evaluate games

Session details are:
September 27, 28 and 29, from 9 am to 4:30 pm
(Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday)

Meals are included (NMSU Taos Dining Hall)

If you decide to participate, you must be committed and available for the three days. 

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_6r4W0v4aJFejLts

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. 

If you have additional questions, feel free to contact our Games Lab Instructor:
Matheus Cezarotto  
Games Lab Instructor

Fall Lab Flyer 2023

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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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