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SPEAKER TO SHARE TECHNOLOGY STORIES FROM AFRICA

Khanjan Mehta of Penn State University will discuss social entrepreneurial ventures and how technology has impacted Africa during a Bluffton University Forum on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

Mehta’s presentation, "Solar Stews and Digital Funerals: Stories from East Africa," is free and open to the public beginning at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall.

Mehta is director of the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship program at Penn State, where he earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering. In Kenya, Tanzania and other countries, he has led social ventures ranging from telemedicine systems to low-cost greenhouses, windmills, solar dryers, cell phone-based social networking systems, innovative science education programs and knowledge-sharing platforms for self-employed women.

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Bluffton public relations, 11/26/12