Title: Invited talk in the 11th Summer School in Mathematics.
The 11th Summer School in Mathematics is organized each year in Greece by the hellenic mathematics society. It brings together high school students independently of age who are interested in mathematics and, in addition have excelled in mathematics during the last year. It constitutes an excellent opportunity and example for outreach activities aiming the younger generation which will to the new generation of scientists. Consequently, this was a great opportunity to speak not only about CLLassify, but for the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions in general. Within this framework, an oral presentation was given with title “Science and Mathematics”. The venue was the Olympian Bay Hotel at Leptokaria/Pieria, Greece and the presentation took place on July 23, 2017.
The talk was about the MSCA, Marie Sklodowska Curie in person and her biography, a general description regarding CLLassify and its objectives, a short discussion about the application of statistics in vital clinical problems with huge impact in the everyday lives of European citizens at large and a reference at the European’s Researcher’s Night. A questionaire was distributed to all students befor the start and after the end of the talk with questions aiming to evaluate the awareness regarding science, MSC, statistics in medicine, etc. To my surprise, the students systematically interacted with me throughout the talk and the “Q&A” session after the end of the talk lasted for almost an hour. This shows in a clear manner the -most of the times- underrated interest of the younger generation for such events and highlights the fact that informative events regarding science and research can strongly impact and motivate high school students, or even prepare them for a future career.
11th Summer School in Mathematics (Leptokaria, GR, Jul, 2017)