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Monthly Archives: September 2017

UK Alumnus on a Mission at SpaceX

When he was a little boy, he dreamed of being an astronaut. His earliest memory is watching a space shuttle light up the night sky as it was launched from Cape Canaveral. As he grew up, Jake Ingram realized maybe he isn’t destined to fly the spacecraft, but to build it instead.


Fall Career Fair to Host 110 Potential Employers

Where can aspiring engineering students connect with 110 noteworthy employers at the same time? At the University of Kentucky Fall 2017 Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair, to be held on the Main Court of Memorial Coliseum from 12-4 p.m. Tuesday, September 26.


Thapliyal Receives NSF Award to Research Photovoltaic-based Approach to Vehicular Security

Himanshu Thapliyal, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Kentucky, has been awarded funding by the National Science Foundation to explore hardware security measures for vehicle security.


Hilt Named AIChE Outstanding Student Chapter Advisor

University of Kentucky Gill Eminent Professor Zach Hilt has been named the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Outstanding Student Chapter Advisor for the 2016-2017 school year.


Solar Eclipse Ballooning Team Recap - Ginny Smith

The Great American Eclipse of 2017 is in the books. For the student-led University of Kentucky Solar Eclipse Ballooning Team, August 21 was the culmination of over 18 months of intense preparation for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


2017 ISM Forum – Gallery

6th International Forum on Sustainable Manufacturing organized by the ISM successfully concluded on December 08th. The forum was themed "Enabling the Circular Economy through Sustainable Manufacturing". The forum gathered more than 70 participants from academia, industry, government and agency representatives.


Silva Receives Research Grant

Jhon Silva, assistant professor in the Department of Mining Engineering, has received a $428,903 research grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/ National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.


Al-Bakri Wins Young Investigator Award

The American Epilepsy Society (AES) and the Scientific Program Committee has selected Amir Al-Bakri, a doctoral student in the F. Joseph Halcomb III, M.D. Department of Biomedical Engineering, as a winner of the 2017 Young Investigator Award.


UK Students Develop Small Spacecraft, Help Launch it From NASA Wallops

When you’re developing a small spacecraft that can withstand up to 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit while reentering the Earth’s atmosphere, a rocket launch is the only way to test your work.


Where's My Water?

Born in Medellin, Colombia, Erika Hernandez attended the University of New Mexico as an exchange student majoring in civil engineering. While at UNM, she got involved in undergraduate research in water resources and water treatment and became fascinated by the challenge of making water systems more reliable.