Tuesday, 03 Apr 2018
"Will Genetically Engineered Pests Protect Health, Biodiversity, and Crop Production?" Fred Gould, North Carolina State University, will summarize issues being addressed by researchers attempting to genetically suppress or alter characteristics of insect pest populations. The presentation will address the status of these systems as well as their future potential for protecting crops, human health and biodiversity.
Tobin (Toby) Smith, vice president for policy at the Association of American Universities (AAU), will present "The Lion in the Path: U.S. Science Policy in an Era of Political Polarization and Alternative Facts."
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxIowaStateUniversity, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxIowaStateUniversity event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.