As the foundation of our research initiatives and part of our Strategic Plan, Emerson College's goals include fostering and supporting research and creative work and curriculum development.
To realize these goals, we are continually reimagining teaching and learning in the communications disciplines at Emerson, integrating the liberal arts with the fields of arts and communications, planning for the development of multi-disciplinary Centers for research and creative expression, and supporting an excellent undergraduate and graduate experience at al of our campus sites.
Research and design labs
Set to launch in Spring 2014, Emerson Engagement Labs (EEL) is a collection of labs for research and design that focus on bringing together media and civic engagement. This will include both existing and newly developing labs, including the evolving Global Engagement Lab which will facilitate cross-border and cross-cultural media production and exchange.
Games for community and civic engagement
The Engagement Game Lab (EGL) is an applied research lab focusing on the development and study of games, technology, and new media to enhance civic life. These play-based programs are designed to facilitate official processes and education, and simulate as well as become real-world actions. Our various projects teach users ways to civically engage with communities, find solutions for climate change and flooding, and even digitally explore Boston's Chinatown.
Research and creative scholarship
In support of superior research, creative activities, sponsored programs, and innovative scholarly pursuits, the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship (ORCS) provides leadership in research development and serves the Emerson community to assist those seeking financial support for scholarly endeavors.