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The Insitute of Research for Technology Development Celebrate the dedication of the Ken Kreafle TrueLean Networking Lounge

July 08, 2024

On Thursday, June 27 the Stanley and Karen Pigman College of Engineering celebrated the dedication of the Ken Kreafle TrueLean Networking Lounge with a generous gift from Jeff and Barbara Stryker.

Celebrating the engineering technology inaugural class

June 01, 2024

The Fujio Cho Department of Engineering Technology in the Stanley and Karen Pigman College of Engineering was established in the Fall of 2021 through a 2 + 2 partnership with the Bluegrass Community and Technical College. It offers two distinct degrees: Computer Engineering Technology and Lean Systems Engineering Technology. Upon completing their Associate of Applied Science degree in engineering technology at the community college, students can pursue the bachelor’s degree in the corresponding engineering technology pathway at the Pigman College of Engineering. The programs are on track to graduate the first cohorts in May 2025.  

UK Engineering Paducah Campus launches Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology with WKCTC

March 27, 2024

Starting this summer, students will have the opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science through WKCTC and transfer to the UK Engineering Paducah Campus to earn a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology.

IEEE Student Chapter Places First at SoutheastCon

May 09, 2023

Recently, 16 students from the UK Engineering Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) student chapter traveled to Orlando, Florida, for IEEE’s SoutheastCon. 

ChemE Car Takes First Place at Regional Competition

March 14, 2023

Kentucky Fried Chemicals takes first in the Southern Region at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) ChemE Car Competition.

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

February 26, 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.

First Class of Karen and Stanley Pigman Engineering Technology Scholars Arrive on UK’s campus

August 17, 2022

On August 13, 2022 the first cohort of students in the University of Kentucky’s new Engineering Technology program moved into Woodland Glen III.

BCTC Prepares High School Students for Careers in Engineering Technology

July 14, 2022

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) introduced sixteen high school students to careers in Engineering Technology through a four-day, program at the Georgetown-Scott County Campus with hands-on activities and discussions with industry-leading companies.

Nelson Akafuah Spoke at FAME Live!

May 26, 2022

Nelson Akafuah, chair of the Department of Engineering, spoke at FAME Live! an event organized by The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) and The Manufacturing Institute to provide interested companies, schools and regions a chance to see FAME’s program “live” and speak with students, employers and faculty who are living FAME every day.

Karen and Stanley Pigman’s $11.25 Million Gift is ‘All About Students’

May 03, 2022

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved two gifts totaling $11.25 million from Karen and Stanley Pigman’s Lighthouse Beacon Foundation. Their gifts will support renovation, expansion and need-based scholarships in the College of Engineering.