Student Showcase for Connectathon Challenge: Diabetes @ Arts & Communication Magnet Academy, Performing Arts Center, Portland [17 May]

Student Showcase for Connectathon Challenge: Diabetes


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17
May
17:00 - 19:00

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Arts & Communication Magnet Academy, Performing Arts Center
11375 Southwest Center Street, Beaverton, Oregon 97005
When you challenge high school students to innovate solutions that take the stigma and hassle out of diabetes management, what will they create?
Discover the answer at the Student Showcase for the Connectathon Challenge: Diabetes.
Seven student teams from the Health and Science School in the Beaverton School District will present their innovative solutions for improving the lives of people with diabetes and a panel of industry experts will engage each team.
Diabetes isn’t a problem unique to adults. One in three children born in 2000 will develop diabetes, and nearly 50% of African-American and Latino youth will develop diabetes in their lifetime.*
In partnership with the Digital Health Collaborative, Cit...y of Beaverton and the Beaverton School District, we challenged students to use emerging technologies and their own ingenuity to innovate solutions that empower people with diabetes to reduce the hassle of managing their disease.
The Showcase is a free event and open to the public. Seating is limited, so registration is required.
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Thank you for forwarding our invitation to friends and family and promoting it on your social media — we're in awe of the amazing work students are doing and would like as many people as possible to be on hand to applaud their commitment and creativity.
«The work that these students are doing is very inspiring, and it’s exciting to see how modern technology can improve the lives of diabetic patients like myself.»
Emily, a 14-year-old high school student with type 1 diabetes
Agenda:
5:00pm: Doors open
5:30pm: Welcome from students — highlights of what they like best about the Connectathon
5:35pm: Welcome from Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle and Principal of Health and Science School Brian Sica
5:45pm: Students present their solutions and engage with expert panel
7:00pm: Light refreshments and conversations with student presenters in lobby
The Connectathon Challenge: Diabetes is a high-tech hands-on learning experience that brings together high school students with medical and technology professionals, researchers and people who have diabetes.
This inaugural event is sponsored by the Digital Health Collaborative in partnership with the City of Beaverton and the Beaverton School District.
*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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