Join our online inspirational talk and learn more about ‘stempathy‘, a combination of STEM and empathy, which may be the key aspect when it comes down to facing the endeavors of today and tomorrow. The ongoing challenges of population growth, global warming and water shortages, necessitate creative and solution-oriented thinkers with a STEM background. Having great analytic skills and a technology background has, however, proven to not be sufficient in solving complex challenges. Soft skills, including empathy, are indispensable when it comes down to solving problems, let alone addressing crises such as the one we are in today.
Dr. Alexandra Boogers, neurology resident and clinical researcher in the field of movement disorders at KU Leuven is a devoted doctor who treats people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Currently, she is investigating ways to optimize DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) for people with Parkinson’s disease or essential tremor.
Dr. Boogers will certainly spark our interest during the inspirational talk STEMphaty.