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In this short video found on the Boston University website, Professor Zaman explains how he and his students use discards to save lives.  He is driven by a desire to connect knowledge to real-world solutions for those in developing countries.

As part of a classroom project, engineering students at BU sought to improve conditions for children in Zambia who fall prey to pneumonia.  Together they developed a solar-powered charging device that recharges discarded cell phone batteries.  This student-driven project moved from the classroom to Zambia and Pakistan where the results are saving lives.