Voices of Discovery Speaker Jeffrey Piascik - Nov. 13
Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series presents
Jeffrey Piascik, "Reinventing the Toilet"
McCrary Theatre, 7 p.m.
Jeffrey Piascik, senior research engineer and lead systems integrator for the Reinvent the Toilet program at RTI in Research Triangle Park works in partnership with other engineers and social scientists to develop and test a safe, effective and affordable toilet that sanitizes and recycles human waste without inputs of electricity, water or other infrastructure. Off the grid, sustainable toilets can provide great benefits in terms of reducing fecal contamination of water and childhood infectious diarrhea in poor or isolated areas. Toilet prototypes are currently in field-testing in several locations around the world.