New York University will host “Technologies for Development,” a showcase of research on technologies intended to aid development in rural areas around the world, on Friday, April 10, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Warren Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer Street (at Mercer and West 4th Streets), Room 109. Enter on Gould Plaza at West 4th and Greene Streets. Technologies to be discussed include those to enhance access to communications in rural areas as well as those to improve healthcare and education in these regions. The day-long workshop is also comprised of sessions on how researchers are seeking to bolster financial and commercial services.

Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or The event is free and open to the public, which must RSVP by e-mailing For more information, contact event organizer Lakshminarayanan Subramanian, an assistant professor at Courant, at 212.998.3485 or For a complete schedule of sessions, go to

The event is sponsored by Cost-Effective Appropriate Technologies for Emerging Regions (CATER), a multi-disciplinary research initiative at NYU that focuses on developing appropriate, low-cost information and communication technologies (ICT) to address pressing problems in developing regions. The initiative is comprised of faculty from NYU’s departments of Computer Science and Economics, the NYU School of Medicine, the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and Polytechnic Institute of NYU. For more, go to

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