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New Program Better Prepares UK Engineering Freshmen for Success

A new initiative in the University of Kentucky College of Engineering will better prepare freshmen for success at the top-ranked engineering college in Kentucky. The First-Year Engineering Program will expose students to engineering courses, disciplines and faculty from day one, enabling them to make a more informed decision when choosing their major.


ppalachian Health and Well-Being Forum Focuses on Southeastern Kentucky

As Southeastern Kentucky works to address well-documented and long-standing regional disparities in health and well-being, scientists from the University of Kentucky and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) came together with community leaders and research partners recently for the Appalachian Health and Well-Being Forum, which highlighted innovative health promotion and disease prevention programs and activities in the region.


Interview with UK CE major - Macy Purcell

This interview is with Macy Purcell, a civil engineering major expecting to graduate from the University of Kentucky in December 2016. ValuePenguin recently spoke with him about his experience within his program and what he's planning to do with his professional future.


UK Designated ECS Chapter of Excellence

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) has recognized the University of Kentucky chapter of ECS as a Chapter of Excellence.


Universities Off to a Flying Start With Large Drone Research Project

Nearly 100 researchers and students from four universities, including the University of Kentucky, converged in Stillwater, Oklahoma, recently to do what they do best — fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), otherwise known as drone systems.


Holloway Named College of Engineering Interim Dean

Lawrence E. Holloway, chair of the UK Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named interim dean of the College of Engineering, effective July 1.


Escobar Featured in Association for Women in Science Magazine

Isabel Escobar, professor of chemical engineering in the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, was featured in the Summer 2016 issue of Association for Women in Science (AWIS) magazine.


Marquette’s Johnson Named New Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Michael T. Johnson, Ph.D., professor in the Marquette University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named the next chair of the University of Kentucky College of Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Johnson will have the rank of tenured full professor and begin his duties August 1.


Anderson and Blair Win 2016 Staff Excellence Awards

At the annual College of Engineering Staff Appreciation Lunch, Dean John Walz announced the winners of this year’s Staff Excellence Awards.


Mining Engineering Professors' Innovation Combats the Dangers of Dust

According to Thomas Novak, professor and Alliance Coal Chair in the Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Kentucky, approximately 50 percent of all coal produced in underground mines in the U.S. comes from a particular kind of underground mine called a longwall mine.