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Swaying Tower: Ariel Robinson’s Path to Civil Engineering

February 02, 2023

When she was thirteen, Ariel Robinson took a class field trip to the Willis Tower in her hometown of Chicago. Looking up she noticed that the tower swayed, which she found both frightening and interesting. A worker on the site explained to her that this movement was a deliberate structural aspect of the building.

Breaking Barriers: Ruth Coleman the First African American Woman to Graduate from the UK Engineering

February 02, 2023

Ruth Coleman made history at the University of Kentucky when she became the first African American woman to graduate from the College of Engineering in 1977. Her achievement occurred not long after the end of the Civil Rights Movement.

UK Invites Community to Celebrate its 100th E-Day Open House

February 01, 2023

A decades-long tradition, UK Engineering held its first E-Day on May 26, 1921. The university dismissed classes at noon to allow the community to tour the college and see its researchers and students in action. Now, an estimated 3,000 people attend E-Day each year.

Fall 2022 Dean's List Includes 1,034 Engineering Students

January 09, 2023

The University of Kentucky has released its Dean's List for the Fall 2022 semester. A total of 5,631 students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance – 1,034 were from the College of Engineering.

Civil Engineering Alumnus is an Engineering News Record Midwest Top Young Professional

December 13, 2022

Muralikrishna (Krishna) Chelupati, who graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2005 with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, has been selected as an Engineering News Record Midwest Top Young Professional for 2023.

UK researchers, community partners tackle health threats from 'forever chemicals'

December 06, 2022

Nearly every person in the United States has been exposed to per- and polyfluorinated alky substances (PFAS) at some point in their life. These “forever chemicals” are the focus of a targeted investigation by University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center (UKSRC) researchers who are working collaboratively with community partners to protect Kentuckians.

Stewards of Infrastructure, the Environment and Communities

November 07, 2022

Kelly Pennell alongside Anna Hoover collaborated with researchers at Purdue University and Ohio State University on a recent publication titled: “Bystander Chemical Exposures and Injuries Associated with Nearby Plastic Sewer Pipe Manufacture: Public Health Practice and Lessons”.

Engineering Students and Alumni Were Honored at the 31st annual Lyman T. Johnson Awards Program

October 17, 2022

Seun Adekunle, a computer science student, Maya Bentley Anthony, a biosystems engineering graduate, Jayla McCoy, a mechanical engineering student and Austin Mitchell, a civil engineering graduate were honored during the 31st annual Lyman T. Johnson Awards program Friday, Oct. 14 at the Gatton Student Center.

Researchers Attended the 42nd International Symposium Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants

October 17, 2022

Kelly Pennell, Professor and Director of the University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center (UKSRC) and a team of researchers from the Department of Civil Engineering traveled to New Orleans to participate in the 42nd International Symposium Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants.

Civil Engineering Students Partner with Habitat for Humanity

October 04, 2022

On Saturday, September 24, ten students from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) University of Kentucky student chapter partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for a family in need in Georgetown, Kentucky.