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Nearly eight weeks after the 4th National Meeting of Beekeepers at King Saud University, American professor Brian Smith, Director of the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State, is giving a series of beekeeping lectures at KSU.
- Understanding how honey bees perceive floral odors and its importance to agriculture;
- Neural bases for olfactory processing that underlie how honey bees perceive floral odors;
- Bridging basic and use-inspired research programs, in which scientific research targets both knowledge and application.
Dr. Smith's third lecture will explore the ideas of Donald E. Stokes, who developed a quadrant model of research in his book Pasteur’s Quadrant – Basic Science and Technological Innovation [Brookings Institute Press, 1997]. Stokes chose Pasteur as an example of a successful scientist who combined the quest for fundamental understanding and the consideration of use in his research. He described research that embraced both of these aspects as use-inspired basic research.