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.
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.