|Description||Barry Pittendrigh talks about bridging the gap between cutting edge scientific research and international development.
Barry Pittendrigh holds an endowed chair professorship at the University of Il- linois. He has been the director of several large international projects, including the body louse genome consortium and a USAID-funded program, in five West Af- rican countries, focused on the control of pests of cowpeas. Due to the challenges associated with deploying effective pest control strategies into these regions, he has co-initiated two complimentary projects that seek to address both the creation of appropriate content for developing nation farmers and effective strategies to share such materials. He is the co-founder of Scientific Animations Without Borders, an international team of scientists, artists, and vol- unteers dedicated to bringing critical practical scientific knowledge to the poorest people on the planet.
This talk was recorded at TEDxUIUC 2011 (02/19/11), which was organized at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by a group of students led by Cristian Mitreanu.
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