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.
Two of Kentucky’s economic engines are collaborating to graduate more engineers with automotive production training already under their belt, addressing a significant industry need in the nation’s third-largest auto-producing state.
Picture this: you're battling heart failure and meeting with your doctor to discuss treatment. Before prescribing anything, the doctor pulls up a virtual model of your heart on her computer and "treats" it with several drugs. A few moments later, she can see how your heart is doing five years down the road.
Based on a long list of projections by people who get paid to predict where Kentucky’s economy will be soon, the commonwealth’s major engineering schools need to crank out more and more graduates who can help establish the state as a leader in manufacturing.
Kentucky has the potential to become a leading force in advanced manufacturing – an industry priority for the Commonwealth and a critical element in our state’s future economic growth and prosperity.
Manufacturing Day℠, which occurs on the first Friday in October, is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.
When he was a little boy, he dreamed of being an astronaut. His earliest memory is watching a space shuttle light up the night sky as it was launched from Cape Canaveral. As he grew up, Jake Ingram realized maybe he isn’t destined to fly the spacecraft, but to build it instead.
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.
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.
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.