Summer Think Tanks 2022

Learning Games Lab Sessions

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The Learning Games Lab develops educational games, animations, interactives, and apps. In summer 2022 we will host three free, week-long summer sessions, two for middle school students and one for high schoolers. Students entering grades 6 through 12 during the 2022-2023 school year are invited to apply.

During the week, Games Lab consultants will play and evaluate games and other interactive experiences like VR, participate in design activities, and pitch a game to our team. They will work in teams, explore digital and tabletop games, and give developers product feedback to improve design.

Session dates and times:

Middle school sessions: Consultants entering 6th through 8th grade should sign up for one of the two middle school sessions.

  • Tuesday, May 31–Friday, June 3rd, 8:30 am–12 pm

  • Monday, June 6th–Friday, June 10th, 8:30 am–12 pm

High school sessions: Consultants entering 9th through 12th grade should sign up for the high school session.

  • Monday, June 20th–Friday, June 24th, 1pm–4:30 pm

To participate, consultants and their parents should fill out the survey at the link below.


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.


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If you are an individual with a disability and need an auxiliary aid or service please contact Amanda Armstrong at 575-646-1076 as soon as possible or at least two weeks prior to start of session.

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