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Alumna Rebecca Wingfield One of Six New NASA Flight Directors

The 2007 mechanical engineering graduate will lead mission control for a variety of new operations at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Changing the Context

To improve life on Earth, Twyman Clements (BSME '09, MSME '11) and Gentry Barnett (BSEE '06, MSBME '08) are focused on space.

Students Designing Capsules for NASA

During the past four years, two entry capsules have entered the atmosphere as a result of the College's partnership with NASA.

Department Spotlights

Christine Trinkle

Christine Trinkle's “Lung on a Chip" is a device that possess the same breathing mechanism found inside the body, but in a miniaturized version that consists primarily of living cells.


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Faculty

Jordan Nicoulin

Jordan Nicoulin wears far more hats than the typical college student.


Mechanical Engineering

Student

Virginia Smith

For the student-led University of Kentucky Solar Eclipse Ballooning Team, August 21 was the culmination of over 18 months of intense preparation for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Mechanical engineering senior Virginia “Ginny” Smith served as a mission control leader for the team.


Mechanical Engineering

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