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In most emergencies, police, fire and medical workers are first responders. New research suggests that was not the case in the days following Hurricane Maria. The category four cyclone devastated Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017 and left more than three million people in the dark. With power lines down across the island and most major means of communication destroyed, information on safety and storm updates became a precious commodity.Read more
We have dedicated labs researching learning games, social science and technology, as well as a center focused on political and social issues related to media, communication and information policy.
Rabindra (Robby) Ratan is an Associate Professor and AT&T Scholar at Michigan State University’s Department of Media and Information. He is also an affiliated faculty member of the MSU Center for Gender in a Global Context, the MSU Department of Psychology, and the MSU College of Education’s program in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology.