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BLUE House performed well, placing ninth in the competition,
It ms a great {all For individual student success, as well, Samuel Nicaise of- Covington, Ky, ms awarded a $10,000 scholarship from
the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, The Astronaut Scholarship is the largest monetary award given in the United States to science
and engineering undergraduate students based solely on merit, Nicaise will graduate in May 2010 with a degree in electrical engineer-
ing, He is dedicated to Ending a solution to the problems associated with electrical power generation, specihcally coal Fired power
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The spawning of- new ideas is hardly limited to our undergraduate population, ln {act; the pursuit of- creativity and discovery is often
led by our innovative Faculty And this year, we learned our Faculty and researchers are setting new standards in entrepreneurial activity
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cently released report by the Association ol- University Technology Managers, We beat out Fellow institutions that include the universi-
ties ol- Wisconsin, Maryland, Michigan, Illinois, and Florida, The organization also reported that UK climbedf-rom 39th to 7th among
all public and private universities For developing new technology-based businesses,
In 2009, our alma mater continued its proud tradition of- excellence in education, research, and service, Andl cannot wait to see what
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Sincerely,
Lee T, Toddlr,
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in everything we da.
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