Tate Rogers, an environmental engineering graduate student, had an idea: what if you used an age-old tool – the auger – to improve sewage management in developing countries? This clever solution to a persistent problem gained support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a first for any NC State student.
Now Rogers, along with a team of researchers led by Robert Borden, a civil, construction and environmental engineering professor, is moving forward with prototyping and field testing this equipment. Find out more about the genesis of Rogers’ idea and see a live demo of the tool in this installment of NCSU Libraries’ Stellar Student Series, at the D.H. Hill Library on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to all. Call 919-513-3481 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.