July 18: Smart, Resilient Communities Workshop continues

 The University of North Dakota and other partners in the Midwest Big Data Hub will collaborate on a two-day Smart, Resilient Communities workshop to address rural health and community challenges July 17 and 18 at the Gorecki Alumni Center.

This workshop will focus on how data and data-related technology can affect rural communities and small municipalities. It  will bring forward various perspectives from academia, non-governmental organizations, and local governments.

 See UND.edu/smartcities ; Click here to register.

 By presenting keynote speakers and panels of experts, the organizers are hoping to create an environment where the following can occur:

 · Discussion of the current status of data‐enabled rural and small cities’ research in the United States    on a macro‐level

 · Showcase ongoing research for key rural health areas

 · Develop deeper professional networks between researchers and communities attempting to address    ongoing rural challenges

 · Facilitate the discussion of issues unique to rural communities and how data can help with these issues (including access to Broadband)

 · Bring together rural community leadership in government, non‐profits, and foundations with    academic researchers interested in rural communities to help guide productive inquiry

 · Engage graduate student researchers with a broader community

 We hope that you will consider joining us for this event.