Lee and Benfield to discuss a distributed research network

HARRISBURG, Pa. — As part of Penn State Harrisburg’s Faculty Seminar Series, Roderick Lee, associate professor of information systems in the School of Business Administration, and Jake Benfield, associate professor of psychology at Penn State Abington, will present “Commonwealth Campuses Distributed Research Network” from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on the Harrisburg campus.

The concept is to connect the campuses through a Distributed Research Network (DRN). A group of faculty from some of the Commonwealth campuses have been meeting regularly for over a year to develop this concept. Focused primarily on social and health science, the group seeks to build a research network with "student-centeredness" at the core. By increasing student research capacity to support state-wide faculty (and eventually student) research projects anywhere in the state, the University is uniquely served.

Students gain access to the opportunity to participate in larger-scale and more interdisciplinary research projects that might otherwise be available at any one stand-alone campus, thus, readying them for advanced graduate training or the job market. Faculty from the campuses benefit by extending their research reach to a larger and diverse pool of respondents and research participants.

Lee and Benfield will present on the activities of this group and its plans for the future.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Ponnett at slp29@psu.edu or call 717-948-6062.

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