Bresenoff-Feierstein Presentation Series
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“Cross-disciplinary Collaboration: At the Nexus of Innovation and Innovation Education."
Presented by Garret Westlake, Ph.D., executive director, VCU DaVinci Center
Wednesday, February 13
11 a.m. – Lecture, 12:30 p.m. - Lunch
Westlake's career as an academician and entrepreneur is defined by his imaginative use of technology and weaving the disciplines to solve critical social challenges. A lifelong advocate for individuals with disabilities, he conducted early work involving the examination of connectionist networks to model and intervene in the treatment of dyslexia; further research links the design and delivery of biofeedback training to support individuals on the autism spectrum. As executive director of the da Vinci Center for Innovation, Westlake is leading the transformation of VCU into one of the nation’s leading universities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, real world entrepreneurial experiences, and economic development through the activation of public research universities as innovation hubs. His lecture will address the opportunities and breakthroughs through interprofessional collaboratives.