Big Ideas@Berkeley Contest and USAID: Student Engagement and Collaboration for Development

Concluding the Big Ideas@Berkeley Grand Prize Pitch Day event, at which six of the contest’s top teams pitched their ideas to the campus community, Dave Ferguson, deputy director of the Office of Science and Technology at US Agency for International Development (USAID) pitched one  final big idea. “We are attempting to change the way we think about development and the way it is done,” Ferguson explained about USAID science and technology initiatives aimed at fostering innovation and collaboration. “We think we’re on to something.”

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