New Explorations in Information and Science

a student based, membership driven research lab.

Involved Learning

Learn through hands on experience.

Teamwork

Work together to solve complex problems.

New Ideas

Think freely about emerging technologies.

Growth

Learn applicable technical skills.

The best team of student experts.

Student innovators initiate projects. They support their peer innovators, and together build upon today’s emerging technologies. NEXIS members freely work on independent projects to create novel innovations which advance the fields of information science, engineering, and technology.

Private Workspace
All NEXIS members have 24/7 access to a workspace with various technology, including a VR ready desktop, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Yogibo bean bags, mini fridge, and a large screen tv.
Time Management
Manage your own time and project goals.
Ownership
Own 100% of your work.
Networking
Work with SU students and meet industry leaders from all over the world.
Present
Present to fellow students and SU faculty members.
The Cloud
Work with cloud software and infrastructure from Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and IBM.
Accelerated Learning
Learn advanced topics quickly through peer learning.
Explore Technology
Get hands on experience with brand new technology. If we don't have it, its one purchase form away.

The NEXIS Process

How students go from start to finish

Brainstorm

1-2 Weeks

Current members have 1-2 weeks to brainstorm a research topic and get approval from the student leaders. This involves doing preliminary research and creating a hypothesis if applicable.

Layout out the strategy

1 Week

Once the project is approved, students create a strategy on how to accomplish their research goal. This strategy should look ahead and attempt to predict any potential problems that might arise.

Skill Building (optional)

Student Defined Timeframe

Work on building up skills needed for your project.

Coding & Development

0-12 weeks

Use the skills you've developed to begin working on your project.

Present Semester Progress

1 week

Present your work to fellow students and faculty members through a pitchout presentation.

The NEXIS Team

Get Inspired. Own a project.

Headshots for members of the iSchool's NEXIS student lab. Fall 2017.

Kyle Rand

Director

Kyle Rand is currently a second year graduate student at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies working to attain a Master’s Degree in Information Management. Kyle has experience managing the multinational online production company, Randality Studios. The studio has worked on a 3D animated online science fiction web-series that was created by people around the world. Kyle currently works as a graduate assistant for Professor Jeff Rubin’s course IST 195. Previously, Kyle has worked as a Student Intern at Sidearm Sports doing front end web development, as well as multiple internships with GE Digital.

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Headshots for members of the iSchool's NEXIS student lab. Fall 2017.

Mark Edmiston

Vice-Director

Mark Edmiston is currently a Senior at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies studying Information Management & Technology and Computer Science. He has over eight years of programming experience and is skilled with functional and object oriented programming languages. Mark holds expertise in SDLC, as well as rapid prototyping and project management. As a Sophomore, he worked as an Undergraduate Research Assistant that focused on online privacy research. Later, he worked as a Technology Consultant and developed automation scripts for the School of Information Studies’ virtual infrastructure. Most recently, Mark worked as a Data Analytics Intern for the Boston-based hedge fund management company, Quantopian.

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Headshots for members of the iSchool's NEXIS student lab. Fall 2017.

Anthony Fante

Head of Social Media

Anthony is currently a Senior at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies studying Information Management & technology. Last summer, Anthony had the opportunity to work at JPMorgan Chase & Co. as a summer Technology Intern, and focused on software engineering. In this position, Anthony developed a Java server-side web dashboard. Currently, Anthony works as a Computer and IT Consultant, a Web Specialist, and as a Graphic Designer at Syracuse University’s Student Affairs Technical Services.

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Headshots for members of the iSchool's NEXIS student lab. Fall 2017.

Sara Talarico

Head of Recruitment

Sara Talarico is currently a Junior at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management studying Supply Chain Management with a minor in Applied Statistics. She was brought onto the NEXIS management team as the Head of Recruitment after working at Syracuse University’s Office of Human Resources as an office assistant. Last semester, Sara had the opportunity to lead the student presentation at the Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Lecture Series on Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Artificial Intelligence and their future implications on the field of supply chain management. Currently, Sara works as a Technology Consultant within the School of Information Studies.

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