Professor is featured speaker in campus symposium series

November 17, 2003

Kay Wijekumar is the featured speaker this week as part of the ongoing Penn State Beaver Faculty Symposium series. Wijekumar, assistant professor of information sciences and technology (IST), will give a presentation about her new grant-winning project entitled "Intelligent Tutoring to Improve Reading Comprehension" on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., in room 16, Study Learning Center. Wijekumar and several other colleagues at other campuses received a $1,179,618, three-year grant from the United States Department of Education. Wijekumar will develop the computer system to support the initial phase of research for the project and has already hired students from the Beaver IST program to assist her. The system will be tested within the Quaker Valley Area School District. For more information about the project, contact Wijekumar at or (724) 773-3814.

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