Category Archives: In the EMC

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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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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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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Design Challenge: Holy Name Medical Center

Located in the town of Teaneck, New Jersey, the Holy Name Medical Center is a beacon of technologically advanced, compassionate and personalized care that encompasses education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and wellness. The Holy Name Medical Center came to the Emergent Media Center (EMC) with a challenge. The EMC accepted. A team of student workers […]

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Critical Friends: The First Cross-Team Critique of Fall 2019

Cross-Team critiques On October 24th, the Emergent Media Center (EMC) held its first cross-team critique of the fall semester. We heard from all of the teams who are working on various projects this fall and received some exciting insight into the hard work and detail they are all pouring into their projects.  The EMC makes […]

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