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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.


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.


PEIK Supported Solar Car Team Places Seventh in National Race

The Gato Del Sol V, the University of Kentucky Solar Car, which benefits of technical and financial support from PEIK, successfully completed the Formula Sun Grand Prix in Austin, TX on July 3-8.


Summer 2017 Power and Energy Experiences Course

The annual edition of the Power and Energy Experiences course took place in the first session of the summer term.


Boggess Awarded Tau Beta Pi Fellowship

Grant Boggess, a recent University of Kentucky College of Engineering graduate, has received a $10,000 Tau Beta Pi Fellowship to attend graduate school at Rice University.


UK Mining Engineering, CAER - DOE Funding for Rare Earth Element Research

DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy recently announced that the three projects have been selected to receive approximately $3 million for research aimed at producing salable rare earth elements from domestic coal and coal by-products. UK’s Department of Mining Engineering is a partner on one of those projects while UK’s Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) is a partner on another project.


Stamatiadis Wins Greek Diaspora Fellowship

Raymond-Blythe Professor of Civil Engineering Nikiforos Stamatiadis has received research funding from the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program.


UK Students to Livestream August Eclipse as Part of National Project

team of University of Kentucky students, led by College of Engineering Professor Suzanne Smith, is preparing to launch two high-altitude weather balloons on Aug. 21 as part of a nationwide, NASA-sponsored project to livestream footage of the 2017 total solar eclipse.


Students & Faculty Travel the Region for the Power & Energy Experiences Course

During the summer, few students want to sit in a classroom for hours; thankfully for students in the Power and Energy Experiences course, education is all about observing real facilities in action—first-hand.