Missouri S&T to host Research and Technology Development Conference

Missouri University of Science and Technology is gearing up to host its fourth annual Research and Technology Development (RTD2014) Conference next month.

This year’s event will be held on Sept. 15-16, in the Havener Center at Missouri S&T and features a wide variety of networking opportunities, workshops and presentations.

The conference is free to attendees, but registration is required ensure a reserved seat at all of the events. Space is limited and attendance has been capped at 350. To register for the conference, visit rtd2014.mst.edu. For more information, email Jennifer Nixon at jens@mst.edu.

Conference workshops and presentations will focus on three research pillars: computational science, large-data visualization and additive manufacturing. All three pillars will be represented by experts in the field from across the Midwest. Five universities join Missouri S&T to lead the coordination of workshops, talks, presentations and hands-on demonstrations:

– University of Oklahoma and University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present sessions on computational science. Participants can engage in discussion with numerous experts and learn how collaborative efforts can lead to increased research funding.

– Indiana University and University of Texas will present sessions on large-data visualization. Participants will see and use a wide variety of visualization equipment and learn how to use established visualization systems and tools in research.

– University of Louisville and Missouri S&T will present sessions on additive manufacturing. Participants will learn the basics of additive manufacturing and gain insight into how these systems can be used to advance ideas.

RTD2014 will also feature two keynote speakers: Wesley Chun, a developer advocate for Google and the author of Prentice Hall’s “Core Python” series, and Dr. Mark Suskin, deputy director of the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure at the National Science Foundation.