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Jan. 14, 2022

New consortium advances rural computing

A group of scholars at MSU has banded together to advance research, outreach and collaboration related to rural computing.  

Launched in August 2021, the Rural Computing Research Consortium seeks to unite faculty and students university-wide in increasing the visibility of technological research in rural areas in Michigan, the Midwest and worldwide. Founder and director Jean Hardy, an assistant professor of media and information, said the consortium builds on MSU’s strength as a land-grant institution by promoting opportunity in rural communities.

Housed in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, the consortium will facilitate collaboration across campus units, and secure MSU’s presence in the U.S. as a premier place for rural computing research.

To read more about the consortium, visit

By: Ann Kammerer