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Honaker Named University Research Professor for 2018-2019 Academic Year

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.

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Graduates!

This year’s mining engineering graduates were recognized at the 36th annual Mining Awards Dinner April 28, 2018 at Marriott Griffin Gate Resort and Spa in Lexington, Kentucky.

Six Inducted into Hall of Distinction

On April 13, the University of Kentucky College of Engineering inducted six new members into its Hall of Distinction.

Department Spotlights

Johnathan Oldham

Born and raised in White Plains, Kentucky, Johnathan Oldham is a first-generation college student. He knew he wanted to attend UK for its mining engineering program, but he had no idea how he was going to pay for it. Fortunately, scholarship money turned all of that around.

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Jack Groppo

It is sometimes said that “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Jack Groppo, professor of mining engineering, heartily agrees, and he has three decades of “going through the trash,” so to speak, to prove it.

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Sarah Fay

Sarah Fay, a junior mining engineering student from Collierville, Tennessee, is determined to have it all. Although thoroughly committed to excelling academically, Sarah possesses a vision for her college experience that expands well beyond the classroom. As a result, Sarah’s life is characterized by involvement in what she enjoys.

Mining Engineering