University of Kentucky Senior Associate Provost for Administration and Academic Affairs Kathryn M. Cardarelli sent the following email to UK faculty on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
Five University of Kentucky College of Engineering students have been selected to receive government-funded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. In addition, two doctoral students received honorable mention recognition from the NSF.
Kaitlynn McGlenon is heading to Uganda this summer with Jeffrey Seay, a University of Kentucky professor at the Paducah Engineering Extended Campus, and Betsy Beymer-Farris, Director of the UK Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program in the UK College of Arts and Sciences.
Manh Tien Nguyen, a graduate student in Chemical Engineering, was selected for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program and the Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Energy Storage Internship Program.
Lauren Mehanna, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemical Engineering, was awarded an honorable mention for the 2022 Dr. Rena Bizios Poster Award.
Two College of Engineering faculty members, Fanny Chapelin, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Brittany Givens Rassoolkhani, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, were included in the Research Scholars Program (RSP) aimed at ensuring diversity and inclusion in research by promoting faculty success.
The annual College of Engineering Faculty Awards ceremony was held on April 21 in the Grehan Building. Awards were given in the areas of research, service and graduate studies.
Y.T. Cheng, professor of materials science engineering, was interviewed by WEKU's Stu Johnson for a story titled, “Earth Day 2022 signals increased interest in EVs.”
Madeline Halpin, a senior studying chemical engineering, received one of ISPE's first two scholarships for students interested in pharmaceuticals or health sciences.
Johnny Kirkpatrick came to the University of Kentucky from Paducah in 2019 expecting what most students do – a fresh start. He was ready to make new friends and have new experiences. He never imagined facing college and a cancer diagnosis all at once.