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Shelton Named John W. Estey Outstanding Scholar

October 11, 2017

Abigail Shelton, a senior majoring in electrical engineering, has been selected as one of seven Power & Energy Society (PES) Scholars to receive a John W. Estey Outstanding Scholar Award. The IEEE PES John W. Estey Outstanding Scholar award is presented to the top PES Scholar recipient within each Region.

Six Students Selected for UK's Inaugural Mgt Leadership for Tomorrow Cohort

October 04, 2017

Six University of Kentucky students were admitted to the Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Career Prep program. The students make up the first ever MLT cohort of University of Kentucky students.

Five UK Undergrads Selected for NSF Summer Research Programs

August 28, 2017

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.

UK’s Solar Car Team at the annual Formula Sun Grand Prix: Scrutineering, Brake Testing and Heat

August 07, 2017

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.

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

July 19, 2017

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.

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

June 14, 2017

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.

New Book on Renewable Energy and Systems

June 08, 2017

Dan M. Ionel, Professor and L. Stanley Pigman Chair in Power, has co-authored and co-edited the book titled Renewable Energy Devices and Systems with Simulations in MATLAB® and ANSYS®, published by CRC Press.

Chen Receives $100,000 Grant for Nanoscale Materials & Sensors Research

May 08, 2017

A startup company, Advanced Semiconductor Processing Technology (ASPT), LLC, has awarded an $80,000 grant to Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Zhi David Chen for research at the University of Kentucky on novel perovskite solar cells.

UK College of Engineering to Induct Five Alumni Into its Hall of Distinction

April 20, 2017

On April 21, 2017, the University of Kentucky College of Engineering will induct five alumni into its Hall of Distinction. Being inducted are: Allen W. Brown, of Plano, Texas; William Todd Johnson, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Elmer T. Lee, of Frankfort, Kentucky (posthumous induction); Javaid Masoud, of St. Paul, Minnesota; and Mark D. Whitley, of Fort Worth, Texas.

NASA Sends Satellite Developed by UK Students and Faculty to Space

April 19, 2017

A tiny satellite developed by University of Kentucky College of Engineering students and faculty is on its way to the International Space Station (ISS).