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Tue July 10, 2012
Tate Rogers never expected to enter the world of waste management, but when presented with the challenge of finding a way to safely extract human waste from latrines in third-world countries, this environmental engineering student found himself struck with a brilliant idea. The idea was so simple, Rogers figured it had already been invented. It hadn't. He received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop his waste removal technology. Rogers, a graduate student at North Carolina State University, joins host Frank Stasio to talk about waste management and earning recognition for his invention.