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From Jay Z to Super Bowl Halftime Shows: UK Grad Engineers Entertainment

From automated giant drawbridges to multi-story audience structures, if Hollywood needs a spectacular set or special effects, Casalino and his colleagues at All Access Staging Productions in Los Angeles get the call.

A Blueprint for Teaching: When Gabriel Dadi looks at students in his classroom, he always takes the long view

“Gabe Dadi is a perfect example of how you can be a great researcher and a great teacher while maintaining an excellent attitude and maintaining a healthy work-life balance."


Spotlight on SHPE: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

 Amanda Melendez, a civil engineering major, is implementing solutions to the challenges students experience outside the classroom through the newly founded student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.


February 24 at (All day)

Oliver H. Raymond Building

March 12 at (All day)


March 22 at 10:00am

Hilary J. Boone Center

April 13 at (All day)

Lexington Convention Center


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Erika Hernandez

Born in Medellin, Colombia, Erika Hernandez attended the University of New Mexico as an exchange student majoring in civil engineering.

Civil Engineering


F. Joseph Halcomb III, M.D.

Joe and Joani Halcomb’s $7 million gift to name the Department of Biomedical Engineering testifies to the power of influential relationships and positions the University of Kentucky to develop tomorrow’s leaders in a booming industry.

Mechanical Engineering


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