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IUPUI's Lugar Center GM Awarded Bosch Fellowship to Study Energy, Technology, Trade & Development in Germany

Kyle Cline
Kyle Cline


March 2, 2012

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Kyle Cline, General Manager for the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy at IUPUI, has been awarded the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship for 2012-2013. Cline’s year as a Fellow in Germany will be closely related to his previous professional experiences and current work at IUPUI’s Lugar Center in renewable energy, innovation and technology transfer, trade and economic development.

“This is an incredible opportunity for Kyle to broaden his knowledge and network in a country with a proven track record of rigorous engineering and forward-thinking policies,” said Dr. Peter J. Schubert, Lugar Center Director at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI. “We are thrilled for Kyle to be part of this elite program, and look forward to his bringing our field a fresh infusion of energy, ideas, and insights.”

In Germany, Cline anticipates working first with the German Federal Ministry for Environment to learn and study their current strategy, coordination and implementation of a variety of EU and German policies. These policies include the European Environmental Technologies Action Plan and Eco-Innovation Action Plan, as well as other initiatives and efforts that have allowed Germany to become a world leader in green technologies. His second work phase will likely be with an environmental and energy policy think tank called Ecologic Institute, an organization that has also crossed paths with the Lugar Center for Renewable Energy at IUPUI. Cline is working with the fellowship program to finalize the details of his placements.

Cline has been working for the Lugar Center at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI for over 3 years. Prior to joining the Center in August of 2008, his experience with international and energy-related work began in 2006 with a U.S. State Department internship with the Bureau of European Affairs and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2007, Cline was awarded a fellowship through the Max-Kade Foundation, in which he conducted master’s degree research in Germany on renewable energy policy. In 2009, Cline returned to Germany as a participant in the American Council on Germany delegation to discuss current global affairs. Most recently, Cline attended a brief summer program at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom in 2011, focusing primarily on the study of sustainable technologies.

Cline and his family will depart for Germany this summer to spend the year in Berlin.
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About the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy:

The Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy was established to address the urgent societal needs for clean, affordable and renewable energy sources, improve the nation’s energy security and reduce the negative impacts of climate change. Its primary mission is to promote research excellence in the area of renewable energy through collaborative efforts among faculty in the disciplines of engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, public policy and environmental affairs. It will promote renewable energy applications through teaching, learning, civic engagement and synergistic partnerships with industry, government labs and local communities.

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About the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI:

The mission of the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI is to be one of the best urban university leaders in the disciplines of engineering and technology recognized locally, nationally and internationally. The school’s goal is to provide students an education that will give them the leverage to be leaders in their communities, industry and society.

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About the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished international initiative that each year offers accomplished young Americans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Germany. Over the course of this program, fellows complete work phases at leading institutions, attend professional seminars, and receive intensive language training. Fellows are recruited from the fields of business, journalism, law, public policy, and other closely related fields.

The program is fully funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, one of the largest foundations in Germany, with the goal of fostering a community of American leaders who have firsthand experience in the political, economic and cultural environment of Germany and the European Union. Cultural Vistas has acted as the U.S. representative of the Bosch Fellowship since its inception in 1984.

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