Summer 2018 Think Tanks

Image of middle school students playing the Math Snacks game "Ratio Rumble" in the NMSU Learning Games Lab.



The Learning Games Lab will host summer Think Tank sessions for kids entering 4th–5th and 9th–12th grade in the 2018-2019 school year. Students must apply and then be selected to participate in a session for their grade level. Consultants will play games, participate in design and daily reflective activities, and develop media literacy and 21st century skills, such as collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking. Consultants will also be exposed to career paths in the industry.


Accepting applications for our high school sessions:
Grades 9–12

Monday, June 4th–Friday, June 8th
Monday, July 23rd–Friday, July 27th
1 pm–4:30 pm

The sessions below are full:
We are no longer accepting applications for Grades 4–5

Monday, June 11th–Friday, June 15th
Monday July 9th–Friday, July 13th
8:30 am–12 pm

We are no longer accepting applications for Grades 6–8
Monday, July 16th–Friday July 20th

8:30 am–12 pm


Sign Up:

  • Complete a short survey
    Complete the online application by Friday, June 1st to be considered for participation in the high school session. Selected consultants will be notified by email.

Please note that 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 are selected to participate, you must commit to attending every day of the session. There is a $50 charge for each session for meals, materials, and supplies, which can be waived depending on financial hardship.