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 through 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.


Grades 4–5
Monday, June 11th–Friday, June 15th
Monday July 9th–Friday, July 13th
8:30 am–12 pm

Grades 6–8
Monday, July 16th–Friday July 20th

8:30 am–12 pm

Grades 9–12
Monday, June 4th–Friday, June 8th
Monday, July 23rd–Friday, July 27th
1 pm–4:30 pm


Sign Up:

  • Complete a short survey
    Complete the online application by Friday, May 18th to be considered for participation in our session, based on the research needs in the lab. Selected consultants will be notified by email no later than May 21.

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.