Students, Faculty, and Staff

Students

Production Assistant, and federal work study student, Daijourn Marcelle working on a full dome movie
Production Assistant, and federal work study student, Daijourn Marcelle working on a full dome movie

Students gain valuable experience by assisting with show production, hosting, and events. Most students volunteer, but we also hire federal work study students. Examples of student help include operating telescopes, producing audio, and editing movies. We are open to whatever skill you can contribute. Most students find that what they do, whether volunteering or learning a new skill, is useful for their CV or resume. Students from all majors help out at the MLC. Contact us, or stop by our office in CCIT 189, for more info on how to get involved.

We also do research! Examples include observatory characterization, cellular automata, and galaxy dynamics. Most of our research is for senior capstone projects. Students present their research at the FSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, and exceptional projects are presented at national conferences. View examples of previous student research.

Student assistants and researchers enjoy acces to the MLC student work area, which includes a white board, two computer stations, and a coffee machine. Students regularly work on projects and assignments together in this area.

Production Assistant, and volunteer, Eugene Webb mixing audio for a planetarium show
Production Assistant, and volunteer, Eugene Webb mixing audio for a planetarium show
Observatory Assistant Tyler Ram operating the 14" Schmidt Cassegrain telescope
Observatory Assistant Tyler Ram operating the 14" Schmidt Cassegrain telescope.

Faculty and Staff

The MLC theater is a great venue for courses and events. Examples of courses that regularly use the MLC include Film and American Culture, Environmental Planning, and Introduction to Video Production. Examples of events include conferences, film festivals, and invited speakers.

We provide training for learning how to use the equipment in the MLC theater. Usually 15 min to a half hour of training is sufficient. The MLC Director is available to help troubleshoot any problems if they occur.

Please don't hesitate to contact us to book your class or event, or learn more about using the MLC.

Professor Annie Danzi speaking in front of her class before using the MLC theater to present student final projects

Professor Annie Danzi speaking in front of her class before using the MLC theater to present student final projects.

Contact Us

Dr. Jason Speights

Director of the MLC
Assistant Professor of Physics

Email: jcspeights@frostburg.edu (preferred)
Phone: 301.687.4339
Office: Gira CCIT 189

Send Mail To

Department of Physics and Engineering
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303

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