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Department of Informatics
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hammond Hall
Phone: 785-628-5373
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Hands-on Learning in Informatics

Hands-On Learning

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 and/or television stations. Combined with their capstone projects, FHSU Informatics degree seekers graduate with skills that immediately transfer to careers.

Advanced Technology Labs
The Advanced Technology Labs are open to all Informatics students. These labs are equipped for experiential learning and provide students and faulty with opportunities to work with information communication technologies. Opportunities may include: independent student projects, faculty research, graduate research, independent study projects, class laboratory exercises, and student organization projects. Smart study rooms are also available to work on group projects. Remote access to laboratory equipment is available to distance learners.

Tiger Media Network
Tiger Media Network (TMN) is the student-run campus media network. TMN creates informative, entertaining, and engaging content for the Tiger community delivered over radio, television, and the web. KFHS, the radio division of TMN, broadcasts a variety music and talk programs by FHSU students. For more information contact Russel Heitmann, Nick Schwien, or visit the TMN website.

Capstone Projects
The Capstone project is the culmination of INT 490: Capstone Seminar in Information Networking. View Capstone projects from previous Capstone Convocations, where Informatics students showcase all that they have learned throughout their studies.

Student Organizations

Advanced Technology Student organization
Are you an INF major or just interested in technology? Join the Advanced Technology Student Organization (ATSO). This organization meets regularly to complete various technology activities and hosts Tiger LAN, a fun event where students from all over Kansas bring their computers to FHSU and play all kinds of games on the same network. The organization also takes a trip each semester to tour businesses related to the different academic programs available through the Department of Informatics. For more information, email

Advanced Production Student Organization
The “Advanced Production Student Organization” is the first media based club run by FHSU students. APSO will provide students enrolled in college and soon from across the nation with an opportunity to create and submit media to be screened, judged by well-acclaimed panels, and awarded for creative excellence and powerful perspective. APSO will feature multi-day screenings, lectures by judges, networking events, a keynote speaker, and an awards ceremony. Beyond the goal of sharing student’s work, APSO seeks to strengthen the student media community and to provide a dialogue amongst a network of creative and innovative artists through emphasizing the importance and power of storytelling. For more information contact Paul Kirkwood at

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