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Hastings Part of NSF EPSCoR EAGER Award

April 18, 2017

Three active and former Kentucky NSF EPSCoR-supported research participants were recently awarded an EAGER (EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Society of Women Engineers Named UK Student Organization of the Year

April 17, 2017

The University of Kentucky Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has been named the 2016-2017 academic year Student Organization of the Year. Given the number of student organizations across campus, the award highlights SWE’s mission to stimulate women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders

Thapliyal wins Best Paper Award for New Technique applying Quantum Computing Technology to Cybersecurity Applications

April 11, 2017

ECE Faculty member Dr. Himanshu Thapliyal and his students T. Varun and Dinesh Kumar recently won a Best Paper Award for their paper entitled “UTB-SOI Based Adiabatic Computing for Low Power and Secure IoT Devices”, which they presented at the 12th Annual Cyber and Information Security Research (CISR) Conference at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory April 4-6, 2017. 

IEEE UK Student Branch Participates in SoutheastCon 2017

April 10, 2017

Fourteen students from the University of Kentucky College of Engineering traveled to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) SoutheastCon 2017 in Charlotte, N.C. March 30 – April 2. Students participated in a variety of competitions: hardware competition, software competition, ethics competition, student paper competition, t-shirt design competition and website competition.

Doing Good: UK Students Create an App for That

February 24, 2017

University of Kentucky students devote more than 100,000 hours to service each year. Some students bust out their dance moves #FTK and some deliver meals through the UK Campus Kitchen. UK engineering students are making a difference in their own way — developing software and apps that help people do good.

E-Day Open House Offers Hands-on Engineering

February 16, 2017

Engineers Day, better known as E-Day, is February 25, 2017, from 9 am to 1 pm. This open house showcases the diversity of research in the UK College of Engineering. The event, sponsored by Lexmark, offers interactive displays for school-age children in six buildings across campus.

Lumpp To Receive Outstanding Materials Engineering Award From Purdue University

February 06, 2017

Janet Lumpp, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the First-Year Engineering program at the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, has been selected to receive one of three Outstanding Materials Engineer (OMSE) Awards from the School of Materials Engineering at Purdue University.

Backseat Driver: UK Student Works to Make Driverless Vehicles a Reality

November 29, 2016

Put Angelo Stekardis behind the wheel and he’s one happy man. Instead of flying from Louisville to Southern California, where Stekardis would begin a summer-long internship, he and his father preferred to make the 31-hour cross-country drive. When the internship ended three months later, Stekardis and his girlfriend took a 48-hour “scenic route” home.

Stanley Pigman - Seeing Blue and Making a Difference

November 17, 2016

“If it hadn’t been for an engineering scholarship, Stan Pigman would never have been able to enroll at the University of Kentucky in 1977,” observes Mike Richey, UK vice president for philanthropy. “And if it hadn’t been for his persistence in study and special help from his professors, Stan would never have graduated with a degree that prepared him for the extraordinary success he has experienced.