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Engineering Scholars in Entrepreneurship Program Q&A with Bruce Walcott

April 13, 2018

When you hear the word “entrepreneur,” who comes to mind? Perhaps Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey or Jeff Bezos—billionaire geniuses whose ideas never miss? Bruce Walcott, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and faculty advisor to the University of Kentucky Entrepreneurs Club, wants you to think of someone else: you.

Ormsbee Comments on Martin County Water Problems during "Anderson Cooper 360°" Feature

April 11, 2018

Lindell Ormsbee, civil engineering professor and director of the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, was quoted in a CNN article about the water system issues in Martin County, Kentucky and appeared on a segment of "Anderson Cooper 360°."

Harik Recipient of 2018 SEC Faculty Achievement Award

March 29, 2018

Congratulations to Raymond‐Blythe Professor of Civil Engineering Issam Harik on being named a recipient of the 2018 SEC Faculty Achievement Award! The awards honor one individual from each SEC university who has excelled in teaching and research.

Three Students Win Presentation Awards at Kentucky Water Resources Symposium

March 27, 2018

Three University of Kentucky College of Engineering students received awards at the 2018 Kentucky Water Resources Annual Symposium. The event took place on March 19 and was held at the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington.

Induction into the Profession Ceremony Set for May 5

March 13, 2018

Graduating engineering and computer science seniors and graduate students are invited to the Induction into the Profession Ceremony Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Singletary Center for the Arts. Brunch at the Hilary J. Boone Center will immediately follow the conclusion of the program.

Spotlight on SHPE: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

February 14, 2018

 Amanda Melendez, a civil engineering major, is implementing solutions to the challenges students experience outside the classroom through the newly founded student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.

Gail Brion interviewed for UK at the Half

November 21, 2017

Gail Brion, professor in the Department of Civil Engineering with a joint appointment in the College of Public Health, was featured on a recent UK at the Half.

Scholars Program in Undergraduate Research Q&A

November 06, 2017

A new Scholars program is available to current freshmen and sophomores registering for spring 2018 semester classes. The Scholars Program in Undergraduate Research will accept 20 students into its first cohort.

Investigating Hurricane Destruction, Gutierrez Soto Hopes to Protect Future Storm Victims

October 24, 2017

Devastating destruction, loss of life and crippled infrastructure. Outside of the disaster zones, millions watched on TV screens and Twitter feeds the desolation left by natural disasters in recent months. And some, like civil engineer Mariantonieta Gutierrez Soto, an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky, rushed to the hardest-hit areas.

Why Preparing Engineers and Computer Scientists Matters for Kentucky

October 13, 2017

Kentucky has the potential to become a leading force in advanced manufacturing – an industry priority for the Commonwealth and a critical element in our state’s future economic growth and prosperity.