Dr. Jonathan Trent discusses the imminent problems bearing down upon modern society and advocates the effective use of STEM to solve these problems on a global scale. This talk was filmed at TEDxSaratogaHighSchool, an independently organized TED event (April 15, 2016). This talk was filmed at TEDxSaratogaHighSchool, an independently organized TED event (April 15, 2016).
With a Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Dr. Trent spent six years in Europe at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Germany, the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and the University of Paris, France. He returned to the USA to the Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine at Yale Medical School, Argonne National Laboratory, and then NASA Ames Research Center. Dr. Trent is an Adjunct Professor in the Dept. of Biomolecular Engineering at UC Santa Cruz and in the Dept. of Biotechnology and Life Science at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. Recently, with an international team of colleagues, he has formed the OMEGA Global Initiative (OGI), a non-profit corporation dedicated to creating a sustainable future by expanding the availability of alternative energy, clean water, and food from the sea.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx