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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

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.

Television Station
KFHS Television is a fully operational television station that provides professional level experiences for students. The station provides 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 info or to get involved, please contact Todd Elsen or James Bell.

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. For more info or to get involved, please contact Todd Elsen or James Bell.

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 internships opportunities.

Capstone Projects
The Capstone project is the culmination of INT 490: Capstone Seminar in Information Networking. View Capstone projects from the 2014 Capstone Convocation, where Informatics students showcase all that they have learned throughout their studies.

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