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CAER Education Archives (1995-2002)

The mission of the Center for Applied Energy Research mirrors the University of Kentucky's historic land grant mission of instruction, public service and research for the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In this respect, the CAER shares and contributes to the university's fundamental goals of scholarship, leadership, stewardship and the concept of being "One University."

The Center is primarily involved in energy research with much of the Center's funding and time devoted to this endeavor. The CAER brings to its research a multi-disciplinary focus to finding novel solutions and cutting-edge technologies suited to today's complex problems, few of which are bounded by traditional, single-discipline approaches.

Outside of its primary thrust, the CAER contributes to UK's mission of instruction, impacting students at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels. Activities geared to these students include an accredited three hour fuel science course, a seminar and distinguished lecturer series, scholarship support and co-op opportunities. At the same time, the Center supports efforts aimed at the systemic reform of Kentucky's primary and secondary educational system. The Center supplements the Kentucky Education Reform Act by encouraging and supporting K-12 mathematics and science education through scholarship, curriculum support and experiential education.