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Lucas Peel


As a creative writer, Lucas has applied his creativity and empathy to several innovations that aim to serve the 1.3 billion living on less than $2 per day. He is entering Watson with his teammate, Mark Etem.

"Protect your courage" -ERIC GLUSTROM

Protect your courage

Upon arriving at CU Boulder in the fall of 2012, Peel quickly found himself aboard the social entrepreneurship wagon. Over the course of two semesters, and along with the collaboration with his partner Mark Etem, Lucas placed an idea in both of Residential Academic Program Social Innovation and Sustainability’s expositions. Driven by a strict personal belief that the success of the twenty-first century relies heavily on the shoulders of the developing world, Lucas is looking to maximize his efforts on those 1.3 billion of the global population still living on less than $2 a day. Among his developments, a rainwater harvesting system that collects and filters precipitation for use as a potable water source as well as generating small, reliable amounts of hydroelectricity; a disaster-relief device that utilizes the zero-permanent-infrastructure capabilities of ad-hoc networking and the energy efficiency of electrophoretic ink.