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UK Grad, Jacksonville Jaguar Luke Fortner Heads to NFL With 2 Engineering Degrees, MBA

May 02, 2022

If you're a UK Football fan, you know Fortner as No. 79 — the dogged offensive lineman. Since 2017, he’s been a key member of the Wildcats' dominant offensive line, affectionately known as the “Big Blue Wall.” And now, he can also add professional athlete to that list. On Friday, Fortner heard his name called by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the top pick in the third round of the NFL draft. 

Julius Schoop Receives NSF CAREER Award

April 28, 2022

Schoop received the award for his project titled “CAREER: Thermomechanical Response and Fatigue Performance of Surface Layers Engineered by Finish Machining: In-situ Characterization and Digital Process Twin” The project will award $507,288 over five years.

2022 College of Engineering Faculty Awards

April 25, 2022

The annual College of Engineering Faculty Awards ceremony was held on April 21 in the Grehan Building. Awards were given in the areas of research, service and graduate studies.

Graduate Student Justin Cooper Wins David Weaver Thermophysics Best Student Paper Award

April 19, 2022

Justin Cooper, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering mentored by Professor Alexandre Martin, won the 2022 AIAA David Weaver Thermophysics Best Student Paper Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Graduate Student Laura Waldman was Awarded a University Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

March 16, 2022

Laura Waldman, a doctoral student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was one of four individuals awarded a University Research Postdoctoral Fellowship. 

Mechanical Engineering Junior Kyle Hampton Awarded Prestigious Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship

March 10, 2022

The Fellowship is a highly selective summer internship and executive mentorship program. It connects exceptional college juniors, seniors and graduate students with paid internships, mentors and networking opportunities in the commercial spaceflight sector.

UK Makes History With Successful Space Capsule Experiment

March 04, 2022

It’s not often that seeing something you built set ablaze is cause for celebration. However, for a team of University of Kentucky students and scientists, triumph was found in seeing their work survive a fiery entry and safely land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. 

UK's Disease Detectives Use Wastewater Testing to Monitor COVID Infection Trends

February 23, 2022

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers from the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine and College of Engineering have joined forces to track the virus’ presence in the community using wastewater testing.

UK Senior Anna Compas Awarded Prestigious Brooke Owens Fellowship

February 08, 2022

The nationally acclaimed program awards exceptional undergraduate women — and other gender minorities — with aviation and space internships, as well as provides senior mentorship and professional networking opportunities.

E-Day Live! Engineering and Fun for All Ages

February 01, 2022

From building bridges to discovering medication to writing software — Engineers Day, or E-Day, is the UK College of Engineering's celebration of everything that engineering and computer science have to offer.