2023 Rural Computing Research Symposium

Our inaugural Rural Computing Research Symposium is on Friday, March 31 in the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility on the MSU campus. If you’d like to attend (and all are welcome), please RSVP below. Registration is free and a catered lunch will be provided. There is no hybrid attendance option. This is event is sponsored by the College of Communication Arts & Sciences through their ComArtSci Research & Creative Incubator & Accelerator Award.

Date and time: Friday, March 31, 2023. 11am-3pm

Location: Room 1202 of the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility. Visitor parking is available immediately west of the building in Lot 79. [map]

RSVP (by March 30): https://forms.gle/ahjsbbid1CoK1yCs8


  • 11am – Welcome
  • 11:20am – Panel One: How does digital technology bridge rural distance?
  • 12:30pm – Lunch + Keynote Conversation: “The State of Rural Broadband in Michigan” with Pierrette Dagg (Merit Network) and Dr. Johannes Bauer (Quello Center)
  • 1:20pm – Panel Two: How is technological advancement changing our relationship to land and agriculture?
    • Panelists:
      • Dr. Scott Swinton, University Distinguished Professor of Agricultural, Food, & Resource Economics
      • Dr. Xiaobo Tan, MSU Foundation Professor & Richard M. Hong Endowed Chair of Electrical Engineering
      • Dr. Susan Wyche, Associate Professor of Media & Information)
  • 2:30pm – Closing and networking.