The camp was funded by alumnus L. Stanley Pigman (BSMNG 1981) and his wife, Karen. Both were on hand for various events and activities during the week.
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Engineered Bioactive Interfaces & Devices program at the University of Kentucky (UK) concluded on Thursday, July 29, 2021, with a poster competition and awards ceremony.
NSF CAREER awards are presented to young faculty members who have the potential to serve as leaders in research and education in their area of study.
The event marked the first time a Ph.D. student had made their defense at UK Paducah.
The new department offers two four-year undergraduate degrees in lean systems engineering technology and computer engineering technology.
Previously, Akafuah served as a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and associate director of IR4TD. He succeeds Kozo Saito, who served as director of IR4TD since 2007.
Under this three-way partnership, UK’s project will receive approximately $23.8 million from the U.S. Department of Defense
The Engineering Technology Department was made possible, in large part, to a $2.25 million gift from Toyota.
The inaugural Young Alumni Philanthropy Council class consisted of 24 alumni. The deadline for submitting applications is 11:59 p.m. on August 4, 2021.
WAARP is located at North Farm off Ironworks Pike, a 971-hectare agricultural research facility operated by the University of Kentucky.