Eclipse Day

This summer, a total solar eclipse will blanket western Kentucky in complete darkness for two minutes and forty seconds. A multidisciplinary student research team two years in the making will be there.

Kentucky Solar Eclipse Team

On August 21, 2017 a total solar eclipse—an astronomical event where the moon completely blots out the sun’s light, will occur along a narrow line originating in Salem, Ore., and exiting through Charleston, S.C. It will be the first total solar eclipse to cross the Pacific and Atlantic coasts in 99 years and the first […]

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Maps 2.0

New tools have enabled computing cartographers like Nathan Jacobs to produce maps you never knew you needed.

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Maps. We usually think of them as geographic tools that accurately identify where places are located. Lately, however, researchers are discovering new ways to take maps to the next level. For instance, computer science associate professor Nathan Jacobs was part of a team that developed a map according to personal taste. Residents in the United […]

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The Spirit of Radio

Mitch Mullins and Grant Sparks are bringing new school optimization to an old school radio station. Just don’t ask them to automate the music.

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On March 7, 1988, WRFL (“Radio Free Lexington”) began broadcasting on 88.1 FM from the University of Kentucky campus. Since that day, the station has put a live human being in the DJ’s chair 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. No computers manning the overnight shift. No algorithm-curated playlists. […]

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Know Thyself

Alumnus W. Terry Strange’s leadership class teaches University of Kentucky engineering students how to deal with the most important person they will ever manage—themselves.

Shortly after W. Terry Strange (BSChE ’73, MSChE ’74) retired in 2013, he informed Doug Kalika, chair of the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, that he would like to be more involved with the department. If Kalika saw a need, and Strange was a good t, he would be happy to help. When a […]

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Life And Legacy

The Aubrey Donald May Scholarship Fund is a story about delight, appreciation and investment in the next generation of civil engineers.

When faced with a thorny problem that demanded space for equations and sketches, Aubrey May’s (BSCE ’58, MSCE ’60) preferred outlet wasn’t a doodle pad or a spiral notebook— especially since inspiration sometimes struck at the dinner table. “Napkins,” says his wife, Karen, with a smile. “He would whip out his pen and show me […]

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In the Spotlight

As an aviation electronics technician in the United States Marine Corps, Florence, Ky., native Matthew Ebert experienced two separate deployments to Iraq and the Persian Gulf. He kept the University of Kentucky in his thoughts; in Qatar, he comforted himself that University of Kentucky was only 7,252 miles away. After facing the challenge of serving […]

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Hall of Distinction

CLASS OF 2017Inducted April 21, 2017 Initiated 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 the […]

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News & Recognition

College Celebrates Chemical Engineering Laboratory Renovation University of Kentucky engineering students have a new laboratory space. A renovation of the Chemical Engineering Unit Operations Laboratory in the basement of the F. Paul Anderson Tower will accommodate the recent increase in undergraduate chemical engineering class sizes. Over the past year, the laboratory underwent a full renovation, […]

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Class Notes

Arloe W. Mayne, BSME 1963, MSME 1964, was honored by the Greater Huntsville Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for his 50-plus years of service during an Emeritus Ceremony on August 26, 2016. Dr. Mayne had a distinguished career in the aerospace industry. Robert Hans, BSCE 1970, is now a senior project […]

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Now You Know: Class Composite Photos

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Every fall and spring, graduates-in-waiting from the University of Kentucky College of Engineering have their picture taken for their class composite. Alumni visiting campus love showing younger versions of themselves to their children and grandchildren and legacy students take a keen interest in finding relatives who preceded them at UK. While the most visible composites, covering […]

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Giving Back

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Margaret Ingels became the first woman to receive an engineering degree from the University of Kentucky when she earned her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1916. She also became the first female to earn a graduate degree in engineering in the United States when she received a master’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1920. […]

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