Appreciate and Accelerate

Joe and Joani Halcomb’s $7 million gift to name the Department of Biomedical Engineering testifies to the power of influential relationships and positions the University of Kentucky to develop tomorrow’s leaders in a booming industry. On a mid-February afternoon that surprises even longtime southern Californians with its mid-80s heat, Joe Halcomb tells stories. All of […]

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Range of Motion

Computer science professor Ruigang Yang has forged a brilliant academic career through groundbreaking research in 3-D modeling. Now, he’s taking his models to the market. Ruigang Yang has 3-D modeled everything from faces to flower petals to running water. “One of my colleagues jokes that I open a dictionary and ask, ‘Can we model this? […]

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Signal to Noise

Carey Buxton’s personal determination and love for her country has led to a thriving career where she had never thought to look for one: the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “There just aren’t many girls in engineering.” “Have you thought about being a math teacher instead?” “It will be harder to find a husband and have […]

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Panoramic View

From leading a team of Google engineers to marinating in the culture of Peru, Stephen Parsons’ expansive interests and experiences have prepared him for a new job at Microsoft. Senior Stephen Parsons is putting the finishing touches on a double major in computer science and international studies. If that juxtaposition strikes you as odd, you’re […]

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In the Spotlight: Spring 2016

Lindsey Gillaspie: Junior, Computer Engineering O f the 215 computer engineering majors in the college, only 20 are female. That doesn’t bother Singletary Scholar Lindsey Gillaspie; she loves the flexibility the major offers and frequently toggles between computer engineering and computer science interests. Last summer, Lindsey wrote code as a positron emission tomography (PET) scan […]

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Hall of Distinction: Spring 2016

CLASS OF 2016Inducted April 15, 2016 I nitiated in 1992, the Hall of Distinction recognizes and honors those alumni who have demonstrated distinguished professional accomplishments, outstanding character and commitment to community service. This recognition serves to encourage exemplary achievements by current students and others. It is a symbol of the respect and admiration held by […]

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News & Recognition: Spring 2016

College Dedicates Asit K. Ray Student Commons A new student commons named after Asit K. Ray, longtime University of Kentucky chemical engineering professor who passed away in November 2014, opened January 15 in F. Paul Anderson Tower. A nearly 1,850-square-foot area was renovated into a new student study, teamwork and computer laboratory space primarily for […]

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Class Notes: Spring 2016

Louis Withers, BSME 1951, is a retired engineer in Oxnard, Calif. During his career, he worked on nuclear weapons for the U.S. Navy. He also worked for Sandia National Laboratories and Lockheed Aircraft. Edward Nairn, BSME 1965, is a governing board member of the Highlands Hospital Corp. and Highlands Health System in Prestonsburg, Ky. He […]

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Now You Know: Little Sentinel

At 112 years old, “Little Sentinel” continuing to testify to the power of inspiration. In 1904, University of Kentucky engineering senior Stuart M. Morris, whose father worked for a railroad company, built a small-scale replica of a locomotive in the UK shops—just for fun. Later, he and a friend built cars and a track for […]

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