The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of the Chief Information Officer sponsors UNM’s Data to Knowledge (D2K) Day on Friday, Feb. 20. The event will be held in the Student Union Building from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free.

The day-long event is dedicated to the advancement and interdisciplinary integration of New Mexico’s research and teaching community that promotes the sharing of data, approaches, expertise, and tools to solve data-enabled research challenges, as well as encourages critical reflections on how data is used to create new knowledge.

UNM's Data to Knowledge Day is an opportunity to informally share research ideas, needs, accomplishments or teaching strategies with other faculty, learn about new datasets and tools from other researchers, and to advance the collective research capabilities across campus. The event is open to anyone interested in data-enabled research and teaching across the arts, humanities, social sciences and STEM fields.

The format will include 20-minute presentations, Pecha Kucha (20 slides shown for 20 seconds each) lightning talks, panel discussions, frequent breaks for socializing, as well as hands-on workshops that explore data sources and tools to use them.

Research opportunities across all disciplines are rapidly expanding with the emergence of rich new and open data sources, improved collaboration and communication capabilities, and accessible tools to facilitate data acquisition, integration, analysis, visualization, and publication. Yet the process of finding data and appropriate analytical tools is not always straightforward, and cutting-edge research often benefits from methods and techniques outside of one's specialty.

By bringing together engaged scholars and researchers from many disciplines and perspectives, organizers hope to contribute to the vitality and competitiveness of New Mexico’s research community. 

Full event details can be found at D2K Day.