Power Potential

Power Potential with a Donation to the Taber Scholarship Fund

In 2015, Bradley J. Radl, Managing Partner and Chief Technology Officer for Taber International, LLC, established the Taber International LLC Scholarship Fund to support promising engineers pursuing their Master of Engineering in Energy Systems degree. Several students pursuing the degree have benefited from being named Taber Scholars. You can read more about each of them below.

Radl established the scholarship because he believes that the Energy Systems program meets the growing demand for a highly-skilled workforce in the energy sector.

“The program’s mission statement was broad-based to include many aspects of energy production and the social/regulatory environment it is produced in,” Radl said. “The industry is in a state of flux and many opportunities now exist to have a large impact on the future. Also, with the aging workforce in the energy sector, it was important to look at ways to encourage innovative engineering minds to become involved in energy issues.”

The Energy Systems program produces engineers who could be helpful to companies such as Taber. “The program provides an opportunity for one or more engineers to become acquainted with energy systems and hopefully move on into the field,” Radl said. “New ideas and concepts may be created that mesh with our company goals of real-time control and optimization of the energy production and distribution process.”

Kruti Goyal 2018-2019 Taber ScholarKruti Goyal (2018-2019)

“I do not want to be a mere advocate of this cause [renewable energy sources], but actively work towards advancement in the field that deserves to be more progressive than corrective."
Brad Flanagan 2018-2019 Taber ScholarBrad Flanagan (2018-2019)

“The work is always more rewarding knowing that it is a topic that I am passionate about, and that I will be able to use it to help improve the world.”
Chris Hillebrand Taber Scholar 2018-2019Chris Hillebrand (2018-2019)

“By studying Energy Systems, I hoped to equip myself with all the tools I would need to be someone who could play a part in the energy transition to come in the next few decades.”
photo of Emmanuel Fadahunsi, 2017-2018 Taber ScholarEmmanuel Fadahunsi (2017-2018)

“I believe the program will put me on track to become one of the future energy leaders who will shape the global sustainable energy future.”
photo of Connor Daly 2017-2018 Taber ScholarConnor Daly (2017-2018)

“Climate change will likely be the largest engineering and societal problem for my generation, so I wanted to help solve it.”
photo of Joe Darga, 2017-2018 Taber ScholarJoe Darga (2017-2018)

“I hope to work in researching and developing photovoltaic materials, specifically quantum dots, which is why I am also considering further education that would align with those goals.”
photo of Christopher Guida, 2016-2017 Taber ScholarChristopher Guida (2016-2017)

“I am interested in working at the leading edge of sustainable technology to help create a healthier environment."
photo of Kevin Kubis, 2016-2017 Taber ScholarKevin Kubis (2016-2017)

“The flexibility of the courses allowed me to learn special topic areas that I wish to pursue after college. These courses taught the overarching energy situation in the world and U.S., but also taught about different energy systems in great technical detail.”
photo of Anthony Ekeopara, 2015-2016 Taber ScholarAnthony Ekeopara (2015-2016)

“I learned that, with novel ideas and proactive policies, the challenge of climate change and reducing our carbon consumption and emissions is possible.”
photo of John Flanagan, 2015-2016 Taber ScholarJohn Flanagan (2015-2016)

“Program directors and administrators were genuinely supportive of my pursuits; the coursework is challenging and rewarding. I would recommend this program to somebody passionate about seeking a career in fields related to energy and sustainability.”

If you are interested in donating to the Taber Scholarship, please contact:

Amber Lannert
Director of Advancement
College of Engineering at Illinois
Ph. 217.300.7175 | Email: alannert@illinois.edu 

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