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New Media Undergraduate Fellows

Current Student Fellow(s)

Monica Michaud

Monica Michaud

Hometown: Hays, KS
Major: Computer Science
Start: January 2017

Monica Michaud is a Junior studying Computer Science with a minor in Math and an emphasis in Physics. Originally from Hays, she attended high school at Thomas More Prep - Marian. Monica is involved in the FHSU Honor Society as the Vice President of Technology, the Honors College, Catholic Disciples, and the FHSU Marching Band playing the piccolo for a season. After graduating, she hopes to pursue a career in software engineering.

"I have always had a strong interest in, and love for, learning when it comes to technology. So, I am grateful for this opportunity, and I am excited to begin this experience with the Institute for New Media Studies!"

Previous Student Fellows

Emily Linder

Emily Linder

Hometown: Overbrook, KS
Program: KAMS
Start: January 2017

Emily Linder is from Overbrook, KS and attends the Kansas Academy of Math and Science (KAMS) program at FHSU. She previously attended Baldwin High School in Baldwin City, KS, where she was highly active in theater, debate, and on the women's tennis team. Though currently undeclared, she plans to major in both English and Graphic Design after graduating from the KAMS program. Emily is using her fellowship to collaborate between the Institute and Psychology department.

Christian Ermann

Christian Ermann

Hometown: Liberal, KS
Program: KAMS
Start: January 2017

Christian Ermann is from Liberal, KS and attends the Kansas Academy of Math and Science (KAMS) program at FHSU. In his time here, he has become involved in the KAMS-Honors College Executive Council and the Hays Venture Crew. In addition, he is executing a number of research projects. Though currently undeclared, he plans to major in Computer Science after graduating from the KAMS program. Christian is using his fellowship to collaborate between the Institute and Forsyth Library.


Become a Student Fellow - Submit a Proposal

The Institute for New Media Studies is excited to work with students at FHSU on their unique projects. Any student may bring their ideas to the institute. Students complete a short proposal which is reviewed by the institute's Director. Selected student will be allowed to work closely with faculty and staff across the university to make their project happen in ways not possible anywhere else on campus. Students who are accepted become Student Fellows of the institute for the duration of their project. Held to high scholarly standards, this opportunity is a way to go beyond the traditional classroom experience and accomplish the caliber of work typical of advanced graduate students or faculty.

  • Students have exciting opportunities to engage unique aspects of new media
  • Students spend time in the research lab and on collaborative projects across campus
  • Students may earn up to three credit hours each semester towards their programs
  • Students can fulfill Honors College Experience requirements for each semester
  • Students accomplish work comparable to graduate studies and professional research

Fellowships are not theoretical. Students leave their fellowship with real skills, a hefty resume, and the competitive edge needed in the workplace or advanced graduate studies.


Contact the Institute for New Media Studies for more information or to submit a proposal


Gordon S. Carlson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Director, Institute for New Media Studies
Malloy Hall 105

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