Academic retention, a prominent feature in UK’s strategic plan, has become the college’s top priority.
Biomedical engineering professor Sridhar Sunderam has devoted his academic career to the mystery and beauty of brain rhythms.
Nathan Wright has always wanted to go beyond the status quo and create; with his new strategic game based on a world energy crisis, he is doing just that.
A car enthusiast, a shoot-for-the-moon internship and the imminent technological shift that will affect us all.
Chris Magruder is giving back to an endowed fellowship that gave him a chance to earn a master’s degree.
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Message from the Dean
elcome to the fall issue of Kentucky Engineering Journal, the flagship publication of the University of Kentucky College of Engineering. This magazine has won three awards among universities and colleges in the southeast region over the last two years, an accomplishment that not only reflects the craftsmanship that goes into the writing, photography, graphic design, etc., but also that our students, faculty and alumni provide us with numerous outstanding stories to share.
Our undergraduate enrollment grew once again; we now have a record-total of 3,448 students to go with 462 graduate students. The freshman class also reached an all-time high as we welcomed 838 new students to campus—and no one around here thinks we’re done growing!
Growth, however, means little if engineering freshmen don’t become engineering graduates. That is why we are excited about recent high-impact initiatives like our First-Year Engineering program, the Garver Endowed Scholarship Fund and the James and Gay Hardymon Center for Student Success—all of which you can read about in our feature article on academic retention. We want to do our best to raise the percentage of our students who go on to establish productive and rewarding careers in engineering and computer science.
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