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Solar Eclipse Ballooning Team Recap - Ginny Smith

September 12, 2017

The Great American Eclipse of 2017 is in the books. 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.

UK Students Develop Small Spacecraft, Help Launch it From NASA Wallops

September 02, 2017

When you’re developing a small spacecraft that can withstand up to 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit while reentering the Earth’s atmosphere, a rocket launch is the only way to test your work.

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.

NASA Kentucky EPSCoR Program Receives $850,000 in New Awards

July 27, 2017

NASA has announced two new three-year awards totaling $850,000 for the NASA Kentucky EPSCoR Program, hosted at the University of Kentucky.

UK Solar Car Team Places 7th in National Race

July 19, 2017

The Formula Sun Grand Prix, held at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, July 3-8, brought together 18 college teams competing in a challenge to design, build and race solar-powered cars.

Boggess Awarded Tau Beta Pi Fellowship

June 29, 2017

Grant Boggess, a recent University of Kentucky College of Engineering graduate, has received a $10,000 Tau Beta Pi Fellowship to attend graduate school at Rice University.

UK Students to Livestream August Eclipse as Part of National Project

June 20, 2017

team of University of Kentucky students, led by College of Engineering Professor Suzanne Smith, is preparing to launch two high-altitude weather balloons on Aug. 21 as part of a nationwide, NASA-sponsored project to livestream footage of the 2017 total solar eclipse.

Formula Kentucky Team Competes at Michigan International Speedway

June 06, 2017

Formula Kentucky, the University of Kentucky’s Formula Society of Automotive Engineers Team, competed in the Formula SAE® Michigan competition held at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, May 10-13. Its appearance marked the second year in a row in which UK has participated in the event. Thirteen team members made the trip.

Jawahir Named University Research Professor

May 03, 2017

The purpose of the University Research Professorship program is to recognize and publicize research accomplishments of scholars across the full range of disciplines at UK. The award amount is $10,000 for one year, to be used to further the research, scholarship and creative endeavors of the awardee.