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What’s Happening at NEXIS?

This semester, the NEXIS (New Explorations in Information and Science) students worked on creating new and innovative ideas to present to the NEXIS lab. We asked them what inspired them to make their projects and what it took to get them there. Here are just some of the amazing projects that were produced thanks to… Read the full article…


DoodleBook: A New Tool for Digital Learning

  Over the past year, Dr. Jun Wang, research assistant professor at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University; his research partner, Felice Frankel, a research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); a team of students from across Syracuse University; and me, serving as a project research assistant, worked to create a new… Read the full article…




A Nexus of Student Research – and One NEXIS Lab Student’s Path

The NEXIS student research lab occupies a place of pride at the iSchool, enabling students to pursue special projects in an unconventional setting. Many students are quick to associate this facility with the emerging technology that it houses and the educational seminars that NEXIS members frequently host. Yet sometimes, people have trouble in comprehending the… Read the full article…




Big Matters Discovered Behind Student-Built Game, ‘Little Matter’

An Arduino controller coupled with a NEXIS-themed, 3D-printed case pairs well with a brand-new video game developed by two iSchool students. The combination produced a new experience last week – the video game Little Matter–a central exhibit at the NEXIS Lab #FutureFriday event. Jay Getman and Alexander Krapf, both sophomores at the iSchool, collaborated to make their own video game… Read the full article…


A Brief Introduction to The Research Life

Editors’s Note:  The following is a post from Professor Steve Sawyer, the Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Programs here at the iSchool.  This post is the first in a series focused on research.   One distinguishing character of great universities like Syracuse is the attention paid to research.  Since most of us last thought… Read the full article…