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Backseat Driver: UK Student Works to Make Driverless Vehicles a Reality

Put Angelo Stekardis behind the wheel and he’s one happy man. Instead of flying from Louisville to Southern California, where Stekardis would begin a summer-long internship, he and his father preferred to make the 31-hour cross-country drive. When the internship ended three months later, Stekardis and his girlfriend took a 48-hour “scenic route” home.


Letellier Receives National Recognition

The University of Kentucky College of Engineering is pleased to announce that Laura Letellier has been selected as the Institution Faculty/Staff “Of the Month” from the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH).


KIAC Receives Center of Excellence Award

Congratulations to Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Professor Don Colliver! Dr. Colliver directs the Kentucky Industrial Assessment Center (KIAC), which received the IAC Center of Excellence award.


UK Wildcat tractor team places high at international competition

Once again, students from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment put together a successful team that built one of the top entries at the recent American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition.


UK Agriculture Engineering Chair Named Fellow of National Association

Sue Nokes is the chair of the University of Kentucky Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, but she’s also an acclaimed researcher and teacher. Recently, the American Society of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers named Nokes a Fellow at their annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.


Stanley Pigman - Seeing Blue and Making a Difference

“If it hadn’t been for an engineering scholarship, Stan Pigman would never have been able to enroll at the University of Kentucky in 1977,” observes Mike Richey, UK vice president for philanthropy. “And if it hadn’t been for his persistence in study and special help from his professors, Stan would never have graduated with a degree that prepared him for the extraordinary success he has experienced.


Wenk Chosen for SEC Travel Program

More than 100 faculty members from all 14 Southeastern Conference (SEC) universities will take part in the 2016-17 SEC Faculty Travel Program, the league office announced Oct. 6. Of the more than 100 participants, nine are faculty at the University of Kentucky. The program, in its fifth year, provides support for selected individuals to collaborate with colleagues at other SEC member institutions.


DoE GEARED Grant Awarded to ECE Professors Holloway & Liao

ECE Professors Dr. Larry Holloway and Dr. Yuan Liao have been awarded a grant entitled: “STEP/FEEDER: Strategic Expansion to Achieve GEARED Goals” from the Department of Energy’s GEARED (Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment) program.


Adams, Lu and Young Awarded NASA Grant

ECE Professors Adams, Lu and Young have been awarded a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration entitled “Fast Computational Electromagnetic Methods for GEMINI”.


Dr. Thapliyal Receives Award for DSP from KS&EF

ECE Professor Dr. Himanshu Thapliyal has received an award from the Kentucky Science and Energy Foundation entitled “Energy-Efficient Digital Signal Processor Based on Reversible Nanomagnetic Logic”.