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