SCISC Launch - Convergence Science: What is it and why is it the future?

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The Convergence Science Network (@ConverSci) & John Monash Science School (@JohnMonash) are excited to launch the Scientific Convergence and Innovation in Schools Cluster (SCISC) on Thursday 26th of May with the first of six interactive web conferences for 2016.

These conferences will be of interest to secondary school students and teachers studying STEM subjects. This first conference will be presented by Harris Eyre.

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Dr Harris Eyre MBBS (Hons.), Fulbright (UCLA; '14)
Harris Eyre is a medical doctor with interest in neuroscience entrepreneurship. He is currently a Fellow in Medical Management at Melbourne Health, and Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of CNSDose (@cnsdose), a depression technology start-up. Harris has recently returned from his Fulbright Scholarship at UCLA.

Harris Eyre's keynote presentation will begin with an introduction to the concept of 'Convergence Science' and why it is critical to future innovation. Harris will then tell his story of how he became a medical doctor, research scientist and entrepreneur. His presentation aims to illustrate the need for convergence science and encourage students to study STEM subjects today and in the years ahead.

His journey starts out in Tropical North Queensland, passes through UCLA courtesy of a WG Walker Fulbright Scholarship (top ranked postgraduate scholar), and now Melbourne, where he continues to engage in his areas of interest - innovative solutions that combine psychiatry, neuroscience and biotechnology.

In the final 15 minutes, online conference attendees will be invited to ask Harris questions via the virtual classroom environment using voice via microphone headsets or typed text input.

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Teachers - If this activity contributes to your professional knowledge and you are able to apply that knowledge to your practice so it supports your students' learning, you may be able to claim your participation as a PD activity.

We recommend you print this event information, include links to the AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and write a personal reflection on the conference.

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