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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.

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.

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.

UK Solar Car Team Places 7th in National Race

The Formula Sun Grand Prix, held at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, July 3-8, brought together 18 college teams competing in a challenge to design, build and race solar-powered cars.

Students Bring New-school Optimization to an Old School Radio Station

On March 7, 1988, WRFL (“Radio Free Lexington”) began broadcasting on 88.1 FM from the University of Kentucky campus. Since that day, the station has put a live human being in the DJ’s chair 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.