College and university faculty members, students and staff wanting to learn more about using technology to support their research efforts and hobbies are encouraged to attend the third annual Research Technology Day on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus.
Research Technology Day 2013 (RTD2013) begins with a reception and street party the evening of Monday, Sept. 9, followed by a full day of workshops, presentations and a vendor fair. A new addition to the conference this year is “challenge connection,” during which researchers have five minutes to discuss the technological hurdles they must overcome in their research and to seek collaborators to help them overcome those challenges.
University of Missouri System President Timothy M. Wolfe will attend the opening reception and street party, and Dr. Henry C. “Hank” Foley, executive vice president for academic affairs at the UM System, will present the keynote address on Tuesday, Sept. 10.
All RTD2013 events will be held at the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus. The event is free to all participants, but registration is required. To register or submit a presentation proposal, visit the event website, rtd2013.mst.edu.
“We created Research Technology Day to provide a forum for researchers to showcase the technology they’ve used successfully in their research projects and to learn how others are using computing and other technologies in their research,” says Mark Bookout, director of research support services in Missouri S&T’s information technology division. “It’s a great opportunity to network with other researchers, industry partners, students and faculty from S&T and other universities in the region.”
A member of the Great Plains Network consortium of research universities in the Midwest, Missouri S&T welcomes attendance at the conference from researchers and students of other consortium members: the University of Arkansas, the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Nebraska.