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2011 News in Brief



Connie Lu awarded Legatum Fellowship

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Connie Lu sorts garbage in NicaraguaConnie Lu ’11 was awarded a 2011-12 Legatum Fellowship from MIT’s Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship. The fellowship will allow her to continue developing the company GrubCycle while she pursues an M.Eng. in environmental and water quality engineering at MIT. GrubCycle hopes to work with entrepreneurs in slums in the developing world to use black soldier fly larvae to convert organic (food) waste into high-protein animal feed. Lu, junior Scott Landers, Caroline Hunting ’11, and sophomore Coyin Oh (biology) entered the GrubCycle business plan in the 2011 MIT Global Challenge.