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UW Undergrad ’s Early Life Challenges Become a Hectic Schedule of Opportunity

engineering days_400“From starting his own company – and recruiting 11 friends to join him – and running a successful nonprofit to doing research in the lab and taking a full course load, David Coven is an expert schedule juggler. ” – UW Today

Undergraduate student researcher David Coven was recently featured in UW Today.  Read more about this entrepreneurial undergrad who is helping Clean Energy Institute faculty create materials for use in flexible solar cells to make them more lightweight and transportable.

Photos by Mary Levin and Clean Energy Institute

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