Corporations in PA, NJ, and DE have research and educational opportunities to participate in high performance networking with MAGPI and Internet2 subscribers as an extension of their business goals and objectives. Where there are Collaborative Research initiatives in place with connected universities and public/private research institutions, the advanced networking capabilities of MAGPI enable a secure and fast Exchange of Data and Virtual Meeting Space to enhance productivity. Many commercial entities have Public Outreach Programs to K12 and can take advantage of MAGPI’s access to over 500 school districts in the region. Companies that are participants in the S.T.E.M. program can also use the Interactive Video capability to work with education to improve Workforce Development through Distance Learning and outreach. New companies formed as a result of Technology Transfer Initiatives can continue their R&D efforts by accessing academic resources through the network.
Discover the possibilities for Corporate Participation through MAGPI.
MAGPI and its connection to Internet2 forms the largest private network devoted to research and education in the United States. In the same manner that collaborative academic research across the network permits bandwidth intensive applications to function cost effectively, businesses doing research with connected sites will realize increased R&D productivity while reducing telecommunications costs. They will also be included in a community that shares information regarding technology freely between individuals. MAGPI encourages corporations to become involved in community outreach and can assist businesses with their public image by arranging for special events with school districts and higher education that will encourage students in their career opportunities.
MAGPI and Corporate Research and Aids to Education
Solidifying ties with the community through school outreach
In the Allentown/Bethlehem area, one of the largest employers in the region has been providing support for local school districts for many years by sending staff to classrooms to present the value of science and math in the real world. They are reviewing connectivity as a means of expanding their outreach to a wider distribution of students and teachers during a single session, and without leaving their facility. At the same time, they are contemplating high capacity access to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center for data analysis. If they decide to connect, they will have avoided the cost of staffing a new data center, while increasing the productivity of their R&D efforts.