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The uncrewed HiDRON stratospheric glider from Stratodynamics is designed to release from a sounding balloon at near-space altitude, enabling a controlled descent for technology payloads aboard. Credits: Stratodynamics, Inc./UAVOS

Hybrid Balloon/Glider System Tests NASA-Supported Turbulence Detection Technology

Sean Bailey, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is principal investigator for a wind probe from the University of Kentucky.

UK Partners With NASA to Help Launch $15 Million Space Technology Research Institute

Led by professor Alexandre Martin, the UK team comprises faculty members in mechanical engineering and materials engineering. 

Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Luis Sanchez Giraldo

Luis Sanchez Giraldo Awarded Department of Defense DEPSCoR Grant

Nathan Jacobs, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, will serve as co-investigator and senior mentor.

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Savannah Lewis

Savannah Lewis

Electrical engineering senior Savannah Lewis is changing the face of engineering in the pursuit of her dream to become an astronaut.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Becca & Cassie Roberts

Becca & Cassie Roberts

Sisters Becca and Cassie Roberts—both with degrees from other institutions—have been elated to receive ample scholarship aid from UK.


Chemical Engineering Computer Science

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Hunter Walters

Hunter Walters

A survivor of a deadly disease, Hunter Walters is putting his interest in bioenvironmental sustainability toward restoring natural processes.


Biosystems Engineering

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