Kent State University's School of Emerging Media and Technology is a cutting-edge interdisciplinary school designed to train tomorrow's digital leaders. With an emphasis on teamwork, hands-on learning and collaboration across disciplines, we are equipping our students with the technical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills they will need to design and create cutting-edge solutions for an evolving world.

Our students are exposed to a broad range of digital technologies used widely by professions and organizations. Our coursework integrates insights from computer science, computer information systems, computer technology, library information science, visual communication design, journalism, communication studies and instructional technology.

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  • High school students and returning Kent State students with little or no background in coding and computer graphics are invited to a two-afternoon, hands-on workshop hosted at the Kent State University campus. This workshop is free but registration is limited, so sign up while spots are available!

  • Students are exploring new methods of storytelling in the latest collaboration between the School of Emerging Media and Technology, Design Innovation and the Reinberger Library Center.

    Children’s Literature in Augmented Reality is unlike many other courses on campus. The class examines storytelling, social justice and augmented reality to create new, immersive experiences inspired by children’s literature. This semester, three student groups created dynamic projects that focus on neurodivergence, animal rights and diversity.  

     “All three projects have not

  • As Spotify users across the world took a deep dive into their memorable listening moments of 2022 through the audio streaming app’s Wrapped feature, Emerging Media and Technology students at Kent State turned their attention to another side of the platform this past week: its data.

  • Catherine Smith, a professor in the School of Emerging Media and Technology and School of Information, said she remembers the days of male-dominated tech conferences with so little space for women, even the restrooms were exclusive to men. 

    “If you're a woman, you’d have to go running around trying to find the one women's room that's open,” Smith said. “So women would get together and they would say, ‘This isn't right. This isn't good; we should feel more comfortable in our own professional space.’”

    From that, the Ohio Celebration of Women in Comput