Klemmer Nicodemus wins two prestigious scholarships

April 19, 2023

Klemmer Nicodemus

Klemmer Nicodemus

Speed School junior, Klemmer Nicodemus, has won Kentucky’s only Harry S. Truman Scholarship for 2023. His undergraduate research at UofL and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change.

He has also won 2023 Barry Goldwater Scholarship.

Nicodemus bring to 12 the total number of UofL students who have won the award, established in 1986 in honor of former U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater.

Goldwater Scholars are awarded a maximum of $7,500 per academic year. To be eligible, students must be sophomores or juniors who intend to pursue a research career in natural science, mathematics or engineering.

“It is one thing to be recognized for my accomplishments and potential as a scientist and as a public servant, respectively, but to be able to combine these two passions of mine in such elite venues as the Truman and Goldwater foundations is a dream come true; just the next step in a lifelong journey of service as a scientist,” he said.

Nicodemus is originally from the small rural western Kentucky city of Hartford. He is a chemical engineering major and is minoring in chemistry.

His undergraduate research at UofL and with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change.