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Frugal Science and Global Health, May 1

Somebody once said, “What a damn fool can do for a dollar, an engineer can do for a nickel.” Thinking about cost as an engineering constraint brings new life to ideas. This is what makes the difference between an idea influencing a hundred people or a billion. With our planet literally teaming with problems, it’s time to take cost constraints into serious consideration. As physicists, we like to make stuff. We use these skills (and field work) to design solutions for extremely resource constrained settings, specially in the field of global health. Our work extends from field diagnostics to high-throughput ecology and hands on science education.


Free and open to the public, the Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly roundtable of presentations and discussions that highlight ways to frame and tackle societal-scale research issues.

Live broadcast at

. Ask questions live on Twitter: #CITRISRE. All talks may be viewed post-event on our YouTube channel


Webviewing at UC Davis: 1003 Kemper Hall

Webviewing at UC Merced: SE1 138

Webviewing at UC Santa Cruz: SOE E2 Building, Room 595B