Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Publication Date

Fall 12-6-2017

Faculty Advisor(s)

Andrew Schrock, Kerk Kee


Cyberinfrastructure (CI) is composed of many characteristics and layers, in which individuals working with a network of supercomputers in the technological world, understand how to connect and communicate efficiently. In this poster, we will distinguish how group communication (i.e. education) among Cyberinfrastructure (CI) stakeholders helps build and grow an organization’s capacity, or the ability of an organization to accomplish its mission effectively (Eisinger, 2002, p. 128). “Stakeholders garner more capacity to develop better Cyberinfrastructure (CI) tools, improve complex analysis of big data, grow the size of their team, and produce stronger publication” (Kee & Schrock, 2017, p. 17). This can be summed up as communicative capacity building strategies. Through the use of one particular communicative capacity building strategy, group communication, one can distinguish how education guides individuals to conduct timely and scientific results, in order for an organization to perform their duties thoroughly. This research project examines interview transcripts collected between 2015 and 2017. Methodologically, grounded theory will be used to identify common educational themes using the computer software, NVIVO. Group communication strategies included being attentive to the processes and inner-workings of small groups in an effort to help work groups improve their scientific and organizational outcomes.


Presented at the Fall 2017 Student Research Day at Chapman University.

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