Missouri S&T’s RTD Conference all set for Sep 17


Here’s an opportunity for industry experts, students and academics who are involved with research and technology to learn more about remote sensing, visualization and high-performance computing. Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of North Dakota are all set to host the 2018 Research and Technology Development (RTD) Conference in Rolla this fall.

This year’s event will be held Sept. 17-18, in the Havener Center at Missouri S&T and features conference workshops and demonstrations to provide attendees with a variety of networking opportunities.

According to Missouri S&T Interim Chancellor Chris Maples, “RTD is about networking, learning about technologies, developing new skills, and a collision of ideas with people of similar – or even dissimilar – interests.”

Attendees have the option of selecting a mix of sessions in any of the three focus areas to learn through both hands-on experience and lecture.

Topics will include the application of unmanned data gathering platforms, using supercomputers for their research efforts, manipulating large data sets such as genomic data, and different data visualization methods and tools. Each session is presented by one or more experts in these fields. Attendee skill levels can range from beginner to expert.

The conference is free to the first 200 attendees thanks to a partnership with the University of North Dakota, but registration is required to ensure a reserved seat at all of the events.

The event is hosted by the Research Support Services group in the information technology department at Missouri S&T.