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Rare earth elements are a series of 17 chemical elements found in the Earth’s crust.

UK to Partner with MP Materials on Department of Energy Award

The project seeks to extract rare earths from fossil fuel waste streams to diversify the supply base and provide economic opportunity for depressed communities. 

Doug Kreis, Director, Kentucky Transportation Center

Doug Kreis Named Director of Kentucky Transportation Center

KTC welcomed Doug Kreis as its new Director on July 1, 2021. He succeeds Joseph Crabtree, who retired after serving as the Center’s Director since 2010.

The arches inside the University of Kentucky College of Engineering quadrangle

Spring 2021 Dean's List Includes 960 Engineering Students

To make a Dean’s List, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits or more in that semester, excluding credits earned in pass-fail classes. 

Department Spotlights

Caroline Gerwig

When Caroline Gerwig discovered that UK not only offers a degree in mining engineering, but also the option to minor in dance, she was interested. But UK's scholarship offers closed the deal.


Diversity and Inclusion Mining Engineering

Student

Abby Styer

As a high school senior, a University of Kentucky College of Engineering workshop altered the course of Abby Styer's life. Now, the mining engineering junior loves wearing a hard hat and blowing stuff up. 


Mining Engineering

Student

Fadi Qutaish

If you had asked Fadi Qutaish (BSMNG ’12) 10 years ago where he would be today, he never would have guessed working as a mine engineer in the United States.


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Alumni