Hands-on Learning in Informatics

In the Department of Informatics, you will have the opportunity to work in high-tech video, web and networking labs that will give you hands-on experience that matches the needs of real world jobs. You can also put theory into action by completing an internship or working at our radio or television stations.  Combined with their capstone projects, FHSU Informatics degree seekers graduate with skills that immediately transfer to careers.


Gain practical learning experience outside the classroom with an organization that represents what you might want to do later in life. The Department of Informatics faculty will work with you to find an internship through major corporations, a television station, information service providers, radio stations, or wherever you want to work. Because of our unique relationship with businesses in and around Kansas, many sophomores, juniors and seniors have received internships at places like Cisco Systems, CNN and many others. Contact us to learn more about internship opportunities.

Capstone Projects

The Capstone project is the culmination of INT490: Capstone Seminar in Information Networking.  View Capstone projects from the 2013 Capstone Convocation, where Informatics students showcase all that they have learned throughout their studies.

Advanced Technology Labs

The Advanced Technology Labs include two substantial labs open to all Informatics students.  The Graduate and Research Lab is reserved for graduate students and faculty to set up projects requiring physical security and longer-term applications.

Tiger Media Network (TMN) Television Operations

Students and faculty mentors of the Tiger Media Network operate a professional-level television studio in the Center for Networked Learning.  With leading edge technology and facilities students are fully equipped to produce informative, entertaining, and engaging television programming for the Tiger community and beyond.  TMN Television can be viewed on Channel 17 on the Hays Eagle Cable System, dozens of Northwest Kansas communities through the Nex-Tech television network, and on the Web at tmn.fhsu.edu.  For more information please email us at tmn@fhsu.edu.

Tiger Media Network (TMN) Radio Station Operations

KFHS Radio, a division of the Tiger Media Network is a student-run radio station in the time-honored tradition of college radio as the "voice of the emerging culture."  KFHS radio welcomes students from any and all majors wishing to have their voice heard in this ongoing conversation of culture.  Shows range from music taste-making disk jockeys to talk shows covering everything from managing personal relationships to engaging local, regional, national, and global political scenes.  KFHS radio streams on the web with a variety of way to connect.  Various mobile apps and browser players are available from the TMN website at tmn.fhsu.edu.  For more information on how to get involved, please send an email to tmn@fhsu.edu

 College Media Association (CMA)

Are you interested in the future of media? CMA is the preeminent source for education and support for professionals and students engaged in creating all forms of student-produced media on college and university campuses; As well, CMA serves thousands of students and advisers at two annual conventions; A national volunteer network of advisers, working with CMA's associate executive director, coordinates hundreds of educational sessions; College Media Review, its flagship journal, is the leading academic journal on collegiate media (both print and electronic); And finally, CMA holds three annual student media competitions culminating with the Pinnacle Awards honoring the nation's best college media organizational and individual work.  For more information, email us at tmn@fhsu.edu

The Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB)

KAB sponsors annually a Student Seminar for students who have an interest in pursuing a broadcast education and career.  Awards seminars typically include a full day of panels and roundtable discussions to acquaint students with the future of broadcasting, career opportunities, and the real world of broadcasting.  Job fairs are also provided for graduating college seniors.  For more information, email us at tmn@fhsu.edu






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