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-4- numerous areas of the games. Horticulture saved the day by furnishing $40,000 worth of plants to decorate the grounds after the WEG budget ran out. Foreign language translation assistance was provided by a number of faculty. The UK Solar House sat front and center as a welcoming area for the Lexington Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Kelley Bozeman of Public Relations was involved in the conduct ofthe UK pavilion which gave the University excellent exposure, especially for its equine program. President Todd also commented on the extensive variety of foreign visitors to the games. Eguine Drug Testing and Research Lab to Move to Coldstream and Biotechnology Company Relocates to UK’s Coldstream Research Campus Two new companies have chosen to locate at the Coldstream Farm Research Campus. One is in equine testing, and the other has developed a tissue that can repair damaged disks. The president expects that these types of additions will grow and will produce competitive jobs for the community and region. $1.8 Million Goes to Seven High-Tech Small Businesses· Five Have UK Ties Five small high-tech businesses with UK affiliations received large state matching grants. The state of Kentucky is the only state that matches the small business innovation grants given by the federal government. In orthopeutics (above), the biotechnology company received a half million dollars as an SBIR grant, and the state of Kentucky matched it. President Todd stated that this was one reason the company relocated here from Austin, Texas. Five of those seven companies use technology which has ties to UK. The companies are: Orthopeutics/Intralink (relocated to Coldstream), nGimat (working with College of Engineering and CAER), 3H Company (ASTeCC, moving to Coldstream), Vindico NanoBioTechnology (ASTeCC), and Advanced Dynamics (Coldstream). Student‘s Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Award Makes $111,000 for UK Students Edward Brady Doepke, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) during a ceremony held September 8 at UK. More than $3 million has been awarded in scholarships to date with $111,000 to UK students alone. Center for Applied Energy Research Part of $12.5 Million U.S.-China Consortium UK’s Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) will participate in a consortium under the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) that was announced by the U.S. Department of Energy recently. The consortium will use $12.5 million from the Department of Energy to focus on the next generation of clean coal technologies and will develop and test new technologies for carbon capture and storage.