Recognizing alumni who have demonstrated distinguished professional accomplishments, outstanding character and commitment to community service, the University of Kentucky College of Engineering will induct six honorees into its Hall of Distinction Friday, April 24. Initiated in 1992, the Hall of Distinction not only recognizes notable engineering alumni, but also serves to encourage exemplary achievements by […]
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Mechanical engineering alumna Elaine Duncan wanted to inspire high school students from the Commonwealth to study engineering at UK; so she started a scholarship. Read more in our newest issue of Kentucky Engineering Journal.
Merl Baker, former professor of mechanical engineering in the University of Kentucky College of Engineering and 2003 Hall of Distinction inductee, passed away August 14, 2013 at the age of 89. Dr. Baker received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1945. He was a member of Omicron […]
Jim Brammell, who graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1982, was recently named president and CEO of Louisville Water. To read Louisville Water’s press release, click here.
What city is known as “the orthopedic capital of the world”? Would you believe it is Warsaw, Ind., population: 13,559? Where? You might ask. North-central Indiana, approximately 40 miles from Fort Wayne, the second largest city in the state (population: 255,000), is where. The DePuy Manufacturing Company, which existed independently for over 100 years before […]
On Tuesday, July 31, UK Athletics announced the names of former Wildcat greats from various sports who will be inducted into its Hall of Fame this September. Among the entrants was wide receiver/kickoff returner standout and 2003 civil engineering alum Derek Abney. UK Athletics summarized Derek’s impressive football accomplishments in their news release about the […]
LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 26, 2012) ― The UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Awards are presented annually to honor and recognize those who have provided extraordinary service to the university and the association. The 2012 recipients were honored on June 15 during the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors Summer Workshop in Lexington. Read Full UKNow […]
On Nov. 20 the College of Engineering hosted the annual David K. Blythe Recognition Society Luncheon. The event gives scholarship donors an opportunity to meet their recipients and interact with the quality students able to benefit from their support. Over two hundred donors, recipients and their families attended the event, held at the Embassy Suites […]
Robert M. Drake Jr. BSME ’42 was recently recognized by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on his 35th anniversary as a member of NAE. Dr. Drake is a University of Kentucky Fellow and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (1974), the […]