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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Projects are Blooming at the EMC

by Gillianne Ross ’22 With the remainder of the Spring semester in front of us, the Emergent Media Center (EMC) wants to give an overview regarding our latest projects and an update for those continuing from past semesters. Roughly a year into remote work, the EMC team has adapted and redefined our community structure to […]

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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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Semester in Review

Written by: Gillianne Ross ‘22 With the Spring semester coming to a close, the Emergent Media Center (EMC) is reflecting back on its progress over the past few months. We have continued to push forward and look with an eye toward future endeavors despite the change in circumstances due to Covid-19. EMC staff, student workers, […]

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