Madison Hood, a University of Kentucky senior majoring in Earth & Environmental Sciences and undergraduate researcher at the UK Center for Applied Energy Research, received the Kentucky Chapter of the American Institute of Professional Geologists scholarship award at the Kentucky Geological Survey’s Annual Meeting on May 18. Hood, a Lexington native, has been a researcher at UK CAER since she was in high school. Her mentor is Jim Hower, longtime UK CAER scientist and a Research Professor in UK’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.