Hands-on Learning in Informatics

In the Department of Informatics, you will have the unique opportunity to work in high-tech video, web and networking labs that will give you the experience you need to get the job you want. Put theory into action by completing an internship, or working in one of our labs. With a little hard work and focus, you can have an impressive resume to show future employers by the time you graduate.

View Capstone projects that students have completed from their hands-on learning.

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.  Graduate students may seek permission to study and perform experiments in this lab.

Television Station

KFHS Television is a fully operation television station that provides professional level experiences for students like you. The stations provide relevant programming for the Fort Hays State University community. KFHS Television can be viewed on Channel 13 on the Hays Eagle Cable System and streams live over the Internet. Recent programs are available on the Web as well. For more information, check out KFHS-TV.

Radio Station

KFHS Radio is the FHSU student-run radio station. It is staffed and operated by students and is open to students from across campus, regardless of major. The radio station plays music programmed for and by students. KFHS broadcasts its signal over the Internet and Hays Eagle Cable System. For more information, check out KFHS Radio.


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. To learn more about internships opportunities, contact us.