Research Centers & Facilities

Bit Lab

The BITLab is dedicated to conducting research at the intersection of behavior, information, and technology.

Communication Technology Lab

Founded in 1984 to explore the potential of emerging communication technologies from a multidisciplinary perspective, the Comm Tech Lab has produced national award winning multimedia applications. The CTL is host wide range of innovative multimedia software being developed by an interdisciplinary team of developers and researchers from around the campus.


This lab's purpose is to design innovative prototypes, techniques and complete games for entertainment or learning. Its goal is to advance knowledge about social and individual effects of digital games.

Health & Risk Communication Center

The Health and Risk Communication Center (HRCC) is housed within the College of Communication Arts & Sciences (CAS) at Michigan State University (MSU) where Dr. Lapinski is affiliate faculty. The HRCC houses an interdisciplinary team of faculty who share intellectual resources and ideas about health behavior change and the role of communication in that process. The HRCC engages trans-disciplinary communication research and activities that use culturally sensitive communication campaigns to promote healthy lifestyle choices. The HRCC and CAS will provide technical and clerical support for the project. The CAS facilities include office space, statistical support, clerical materials, message production and video facilities.

Knight Center for Environmental Journalism

MSU's Knight Center for Environmental Journalism is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. It is one of 18 specialty journalism programs. The Knight Center hosts research in the field of environmental and science journalism as well as houses the Meeman Archive, an outstanding collection of award-winning environmental journalism.

Quello Center for Telecommunication Management & Law

The Quello Center for Telecommunication Management & Law is dedicated to original research on current issues of information and communication management, law and policy.

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