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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes 5 Pigman College of Engineering students, alums

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced a total of eight students and recent graduates have been selected as award winners of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Of these eight, five were from the Pigman College of Engineering. 

Portrait of David Herron

Herrin elected Institute of Noise Control Engineering Fellow

The Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA (INCE-USA) Board of Directors has elected University of Kentucky’s David Herrin, professor of vibrations and acoustics in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, an INCE Fellow.

Left to Right: Lisa Cassis, UK vice president for research; Rudy Buchheit, dean of the UK Pigman College of Engineering; UK Provost Robert S. DiPaola; U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell; and I.S. Jawahir, principal investigator.

UK celebrates opening of engineering lab designed to advance US manufacturing

On May 29, the University of Kentucky’s Stanley and Karen Pigman College of Engineering held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Next Generation Additive Manufacturing Research Laboratory (NextGen AMRL), the newest addition to the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing (ISM).

Department Spotlights

Chess Necessary

In Chess Necessary’s mind, the University of Kentucky offered the ideal engineering school. Its biggest flaw, however, was that it was too close to home.

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Daniel Kennedy

Mechanical and computer engineering senior Daniel Kennedy, of Villa Hills, Kentucky, recently completed the 2020 Henry Clay Internship at NASA HQ.

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Eric Coleman

Eric Coleman (BSME '92) describes his life as blessed and part of a much bigger plan than even he could have imagined.

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