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College of Engineering Opens $3.5 Million Center for Student Success

On Aug. 25, the University of Kentucky College of Engineering changed the way students learn through the opening of a new student resource, the James and Gay Hardymon Center for Student Success.


Five UK Undergrads Selected for NSF Summer Research Programs

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced five of the university's undergraduate students pursued research in their fields of study this summer with funding from the National Science Foundation-Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program.


Honaker Awarded $6 Million from Department of Energy for Rare Earth Element Recovery Pilot Plant

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected a pilot-scale project led by University of Kentucky Professor of Mining Engineering Rick Honaker to move on to a second phase of research in an effort to recover rare earth elements (REE) from coal and coal byproducts.


Guigen Zhang Joins F. Joseph Halcomb III, M.D. Department of Biomedical Engineering

Guigen Zhang, professor and associate chair of Department of Bioengineering at Clemson University, has joined the University of Kentucky College of Engineering as the inaugural F. Joseph Halcomb III, M.D. Chair in Biomedical Engineering, and the Department Chair of the F. Joseph Halcomb III, M.D. Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME).


UK’s Solar Car Team at the annual Formula Sun Grand Prix: Scrutineering, Brake Testing and Heat

In July, the UK Solar Car Team competed in the annual Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. Eighteen teams from the contiguous U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico made the trek to Austin to compete in FSGP. Junior Monon Rahman, who serves as the team’s media and communications specialist, provided the recap below.


NASA Kentucky EPSCoR Program Receives $850,000 in New Awards

NASA has announced two new three-year awards totaling $850,000 for the NASA Kentucky EPSCoR Program, hosted at the University of Kentucky.


WTBQ Radio interviews UK’s Rick Honaker on Rare Earth Elements

Earlier this month, Joe Dans at WTBQ Radio in Orange County, New York interviewed University of Kentucky mining engineering professor Rick Honaker about the potential impact of rare earth elements.


Silverstein to Chair 2017 ASEE Chemical Engineering Summer School

The Chemical Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has offered a “summer school” for faculty teaching in the discipline every five years since 1931.


2017 PEM Seminar – September 15

The 2017 PEM seminar will be held on September 15, 2017 at Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington.


Steve Schafrik joins the Department of Mining Engineering

Dr. Steven Schafrik joined the Department of Mining Engineering in August 2017.