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Anson Lunstrum Receives Frank Wesley IV Memorial Scholarship

I chose to study engineering because I have always had a profound curiosity about how tools work and how I can use them to help others. When I discovered the Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GCSP), I joined and chose a focus area of sustainability because it is the largest issue I believe humanity currently faces. After studying abroad in China, my motivations were redoubled, and I started to ask myself what solutions to this problem could reasonably be accomplished before graduating.

With a group of my peers, we developed a business plan focused on developing a curriculum for sixth through 12th-grade students, centered around food waste reduction and recycling. In my remaining time at U of I and after, I intend to focus on improving waste management and resource extraction, and continue to develop a small business plan in order to achieve this in the short-term.

About the Frank Wesley IV Memorial Scholarship
Frank Wesley IV was 22 years old and had just started a promising career in nuclear engineering when he was killed in an automobile accident. An endowment in his name was established by his parents in memory of Wesley to assist promising undergraduate mechanical engineering students, encourage support of others and to recognize excellence in all aspects of life.

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