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TEDxUIUC - Barry Pittendrigh - Scientific Animations Without Borders

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. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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