Lone Star College Montgomery News
Published on: April 06, 2018
Rob Kreps, Program Director for the Live Entertainment Technology Program talks about his experience working at the Super Bowl.Lone Star College-Montgomery professor Rob Kreps practices what he preaches to his students. And he does so on the biggest stage in sports.
Kreps recently traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota during the Super Bowl to be the producer for U.S. Banks Possibilities Lounge, a high-tech, interactive exhibit that housed Super Bowl-related fan events and showcased the future of banking.
Producer really means you are the jack of all trades, said Kreps who is also the Program Director for the Live Entertainment Technology Program at LSC-Montgomery. I was in charge of making sure everything happened on time and on budget. That meant I was doing everything from managing a crew to unloading trucks, or setting up a room, scenery or lights.
The installation was part of Super Bowl Live, the weeklong party before the big game. Sponsors put on events for the residents of the Super Bowl host city and for all the fans traveling to see the game.
U.S. Bank is headquartered in Minnesota and they have the naming rights to the Vikings stadium, so this was a very big event for them to show the community their support, explained Kreps.
It is fun to be away, but Kreps says he looks forward to coming back and devising labs and projects for LSC-Montgomery students based on what he has seen in the field.
I try to simulate situations that happened to me so students can solve the problem, said Kreps. I can not simulate everything, for example, the cold Minnesota weather, but I do what I can. It is really important to me to stay connected in the field so I know what the industry is doing right now. That way, I can make sure …