Francis Pellegrino, ’18 currently attends the University of Rochester’s Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, focusing his studies in optics. As a student, Francis has partnered with two classmates to develop a new agricultural analysis device called an “Agcorder.” The first gen device is pictured on the left.
According to Francis, the Agcorder is “a hand-held scanner that can detect different factors of plant health, through the precision spectral analysis of over 250 light frequencies–or colors, before you can see them with the naked eye. This will help agriculture professionals make early decisions about things like pesticides and fertilizers.” To view the full article about Francis’ entrepreneurial endeavors and learn more about his project, click HERE.
We wish Francis continued success at U of R and are excited to watch as he continues to develop this innovative project and his new business!