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First Class of Karen and Stanley Pigman Engineering Technology Scholars Arrive on UK’s campus

August 17, 2022

On August 13, 2022 the first cohort of students in the University of Kentucky’s new Engineering Technology program moved into Woodland Glen III.

BCTC Prepares High School Students for Careers in Engineering Technology

July 14, 2022

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) introduced sixteen high school students to careers in Engineering Technology through a four-day, program at the Georgetown-Scott County Campus with hands-on activities and discussions with industry-leading companies.

Nelson Akafuah Spoke at FAME Live!

May 26, 2022

Nelson Akafuah, chair of the Department of Engineering, spoke at FAME Live! an event organized by The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) and The Manufacturing Institute to provide interested companies, schools and regions a chance to see FAME’s program “live” and speak with students, employers and faculty who are living FAME every day.

Karen and Stanley Pigman’s $11.25 Million Gift is ‘All About Students’

May 03, 2022

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved two gifts totaling $11.25 million from Karen and Stanley Pigman’s Lighthouse Beacon Foundation. Their gifts will support renovation, expansion and need-based scholarships in the College of Engineering.

Celebrating the Inaugural Cohort in the Department of Engineering Technology

April 27, 2022

The inaugural cohort of students from the University of Kentucky Department of Engineering Technology was celebrated on April 11, 2022.

UK True Lean Program Connects Local Chick-fil-A to an Innovative System

April 04, 2022

UK has partnered with Toyota to transfer Toyota experience and knowledge to interested companies through the UK True Lean Program. The mission of the UK True Lean program is “to systematically explore, study and teach the workings of the Toyota Production System (TPS).”

Three Students Selected as Inaugural Engineering Technology Scholars

November 22, 2021

The UK College of Engineering has teamed up with one of the world’s largest automakers to award three full-tuition scholarships, which will help change the face of engineering.

College of Engineering Welcomes New Faculty Members

August 20, 2021

Twelve faculty members spanning seven academic departments attended the orientation. 

UK Launches Department of Engineering Technology in Partnership With BCTC, Toyota

July 27, 2021

The new department offers two four-year undergraduate degrees in lean systems engineering technology and computer engineering technology.

Nelson Akafuah Named Chair of New Department of Engineering Technology

July 26, 2021

Previously, Akafuah served as a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and associate director of IR4TD. He succeeds Kozo Saito, who served as director of IR4TD since 2007.