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Center for Applied Energy Research

UK CAER has created a new program that will train the next generation of energy entrepreneurs. Called the Lee T. Todd, Jr. Student Innovation Scholarship, the program provides undergraduate student entrepreneurs with an opportunity to develop their ideas alongside UK CAER scientists and engineers in a collaborative environment.

Awardees will have full access to UK CAER laboratories and equipment. In a refreshing and novel twist, students will be paired with an entrepreneurial mentor to assist them in the commercialization aspect of their project.

Last year, Lucas Bertucci was the inaugural recipient of the scholarship, and he made national headlines for his innovative research. Bertucci’s research is focused on recycling electronic waste in an environmentally responsible and economically feasible manner, focusing on recycling of solar panels.

Help us inspire the next generation of Kentucky entrepreneurs! 

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Our donor will match each gift to the Lee T. Todd, Jr. Student Innovation Fund up to $10,000.
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