Toyota invests in education

Toyota is investing $1.7 million to provide full-tuition scholarships to female and minority students, along with needed resources to earn an engineering degree from either the University of Kentucky or University of Louisville.

GE & Industry 4.0

In efforts to keep their engineering talent up to date with the evolution of the supply chain, GE Appliances developed its Industry 4.0 Development Program (14DP). The program has graduated its first employee.

Funding round for Virtual Peaker

Louisville software-as-a-service company Virtual Peaker will close on a $2.3 million funding round, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

UofL connection to NASA

Loay Elbasyouni, a UofL alum, was the electrical lead for design for NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. Elbasyouni graduated from UofL’s Speed School of Engineering.

Papa John’s migrates its data centers

Papa John’s International has partnered with Google Cloud to migrate its data centers as part of a multi-phase strategy to optimize application engineering, business operations, and customer experiences.

Clean Air

Lexington-based Big Ass Fans debuted its Clean Air System at this year’s ProMatDX. The system uses ION and UVGI tech and has been shown to kill up to 99.99% of pathogens.

UK Research & Innovation

Ian D. McClure, J.D., LL.M. ,has accepted the position of Associate Vice President for Research (AVPR), Innovation and Economic Impact at the University of Kentucky. The position will be part of increased emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurial activity as part of the university research strategic plan.