This spring, many graduating seniors throughout the University of Kentucky worked to nail down full-time post-graduation jobs. In recent years, the erratic economy has made the nerve-racking search as daunting as ever. Competition for jobs is tight as more applicants apply for fewer jobs. Of course, there will be jobs to be had; however, graduating [...]
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An instructor at UK for 24 years, Kimberly Ward Anderson, Ph.D. believes that “an outstanding teacher goes beyond the classroom setting and provides positive mentoring in many different ways. In my years of teaching at UK, I have not only taught graduate and undergraduate courses, but have also engaged students in learning by providing opportunities [...]
Apart from all the technical knowledge and skills I have learned at UK, the graduate chemical engineering program has helped me improve my leadership skills, especially the collaborative nature of research in Chemical Engineering department and opportunity to mentor several undergraduate students in their research
“Professors are always willing to meet with you outside of class time to further explain a topic. Their willingness to help has been a crucial part of my success in the materials engineering program at UK.”
The Chemical Engineering program gives a small community feeling within a big university. The professors and advisors are very supportive and have worked hard to help me reach my individual goals.
Learning to deal with problems is one of the biggest things Kevin Baldridge has learned so far as a college student. “Definitely, the most helpful thing at UK is learning how to solve problems,” he says. “My professors have taught me how to look at a problem from different angles to find the most effective solution.”
As a chemical engineering major at UK, Jenna Shapiro, class of 2011, knows first-hand the number of research experiences available to undergraduate students. Part of Dr. Kim Anderson’s research group in the Cellular Bioengineering Laboratory, Shapiro has helped research cancer-detecting biosensors and other compounds and structures that can interact with the human body for medical [...]