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Graduate Student Nathaniel Hudson Named Diverse Rising Graduate Scholar

Nathaniel Hudson, a Ph.D. candidate in computer science, has been named a Diverse Rising Graduate Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a newsmagazine that focuses on matters of access, diversity, inclusion and opportunity in higher education. Nominations were from all over the country, and only ten graduate students are chosen for the distinction each year.


Erica Volini to Speak About the Future of Work and DE&I

The University of Kentucky College of Engineering will host Erica Volini, senior vice president of ACE Go-to-Market Operations for ServiceNow, and one of the foremost experts on the future of work. Volini’s talk, which will explore the intersection of diversity, equity & inclusion, and the workplace of the future, is made possible by UK’s Donovan Trust.


‘Holler Pride’: Johnson Central High School partners with the UK Solar Car Team

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - A partnership between Johnson Central High School (JCHS) and the University of Kentucky College of Engineering has the Golden Eagles planning to drive on sunshine. With funding from the university and the donation of one of the program’s solar cars, students across the JCHS career pathway courses are working to create a solar car of their own.


Graduate Student Laura Waldman was Awarded a University Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

Laura Waldman, a doctoral student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was one of four individuals awarded a University Research Postdoctoral Fellowship. 


Mechanical Engineering Junior Kyle Hampton Awarded Prestigious Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship

The Fellowship is a highly selective summer internship and executive mentorship program. It connects exceptional college juniors, seniors and graduate students with paid internships, mentors and networking opportunities in the commercial spaceflight sector.


Michael Kalinski elected President-Elect of the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society

Michael Kalinski, professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, has been elected as President-Elect of the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS). 


UK Makes History With Successful Space Capsule Experiment

It’s not often that seeing something you built set ablaze is cause for celebration. However, for a team of University of Kentucky students and scientists, triumph was found in seeing their work survive a fiery entry and safely land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. 


'I’m So Proud to Get Involved' – DanceBlue Clinic Patient and Chemical Engineering Student Joins Dance Marathon

Johnny Kirkpatrick came to the University of Kentucky from Paducah in 2019 expecting what most students do – a fresh start. He was ready to make new friends and have new experiences. He never imagined facing college and a cancer diagnosis all at once.


Rebecca Liebert Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Liebert was elected to the NAE in recognition of her leadership in developing and executing innovative initiatives to strengthen the U.S. manufacturing industry.


Jack Groppo Selected for UK's 2022 Great Teacher Award

Jack Groppo, professor in the Department of Mining Engineering, was one of six University of Kentucky educators who were named 2022 Great Teachers by the UK Alumni Association.