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UK Launches Department of Engineering Technology in Partnership With BCTC, Toyota

The new department offers two four-year undergraduate degrees in lean systems engineering technology and computer engineering technology.


Nelson Akafuah Named Chair of New Department of Engineering Technology

Previously, Akafuah served as a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and associate director of IR4TD. He succeeds Kozo Saito, who served as director of IR4TD since 2007.


UK, UT-Knoxville, Army Collaborating on $50 Million Project to Advance US Manufacturing

Under this three-way partnership, UK’s project will receive approximately $23.8 million from the U.S. Department of Defense


Toyota’s Investment to Diversify Engineering Workforce

The Engineering Technology Department was made possible, in large part, to a $2.25 million gift from Toyota.


Young Alumni Philanthropy Council Accepting Applications for 2021-2022 Class

The inaugural Young Alumni Philanthropy Council class consisted of 24 alumni. The deadline for submitting applications is 11:59 p.m. on August 4, 2021.


UK Hosts 1st Event at New WAARP Flight Facility

WAARP is located at North Farm off Ironworks Pike, a 971-hectare agricultural research facility operated by the University of Kentucky.


Wayne Sanderson Named "Great Teacher" by the UK Alumni Association

Wayne Sanderson knew at a young age that he had a gift, and that he wanted to be a mentor for the next generation.


Twenty-Two Students Participate in New Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The program developed thanks to a partnership between the Office of the Vice President for Research, the College of Engineering and different departments and faculty research labs.


Mary Shelman Elected UK Alumni Association President

Shelman received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1981 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1987. She is also a 2021 recipient of the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award.


Doug Kreis Named Director of Kentucky Transportation Center

KTC welcomed Doug Kreis as its new Director on July 1, 2021. He succeeds Joseph Crabtree, who retired after serving as the Center’s Director since 2010.