Author Archives: Sarah Jerger

The Emergent Media Center Welcomes our New 2022 Hires

By Sarah Jerger Greetings, EMC friends and supporters! With the turn of the new year, we wanted to let you know about a few changes at the Emergent Media Center (EMC) regarding personnel and staffing structure: DEPARTURES Adam Walker has moved on from Champlain to his next chapter. He served as EMC’s Project Manager for […]

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EMC student employees offer their perspectives on in-person work

By Preston Banas ’24 We asked students at the Emergent Media Center (EMC) about their experience working in the EMC this semester and their plans for the future. What is your favorite memory working in the EMC this past semester? “I would have to say my favorite memory is when our team held our first […]

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Creating Innovative Ways To Teach Foundational Math Skills

By Preston Banas ’24 KSC students participating in experiential learning The King Street Center (KSC) sought the help of one of the Emergent Media Centers (EMC) design challenge teams to research and offer design concepts to reinforce and backfill early foundational math skills for KSC students, grades K-3. KSC is looking for an experience that […]

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A Chat with The EMC Well-being Project Team

By Preston Banas Overview This semester the EMC’s Well-being team is collaborating with OVR Technology, local tech entrepreneurs. The team is working towards developing and testing a prototype VR experience aimed at supporting college students’ well-being through an olfactory virtual reality experience. This project has multiple components and ties in the connection between smell and […]

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EMC collaborates with VSAC to help increase the graduation and postsecondary enrollment rates across the state of Vermont.

By Preston Banas ’24 This summer the Emergent Media Center (EMC) collaborated on a design challenge project with Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) // GEAR UP  (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programming) and GUIDE (Giving Undergraduates Information and Direction in their Education). VSAC // GEAR UP aims to increase high school graduation and […]

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A Program To Teach Safer Opioid Prescription Practices

By Preston Banas ‘24 In the Fall of 2020, the University of Vermont (UVM) Larner College of Medicine was awarded the Opioid Education Challenge Grant from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to address challenges that medical residents and faculty face while managing patient pain with opioids. The Emergent Media Center (EMC) partnered with […]

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EMC 2021 Faculty Fellowship with Tanya Lee Stone

Written By: Gillianne Ross ‘22 & Preston Banas ‘24 The Emergent Media Center’s (EMC) faculty fellowship program is in its third semester of operation. The fellowship was developed out of feedback from professors wanting to make space for project based learning for their students outside of the classroom. In turn, the fellowship offers opportunities for […]

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Flowers in the EMC

Written by: Carly Freeman ’20 I am the Graphic Designer and Installation Artist here at the Emergent Media Center (EMC). I’ve created a lot of fun projects throughout my year at the EMC, but the one that represents the spirit of the EMC most is the Flower Mobile Sculpture. This project has been a great […]

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Our Summer of Project Progress

Written by: Gillianne Ross ‘22 It has been a busy summer here at the Emergent Media Center (EMC). While our summer group worked remotely this session, the twenty students who participated in select projects continued to put forth equal effort and enthusiasm for their work. Projects and design challenge teams for this summer session took […]

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