A decades-long tradition, UK Engineering held its first E-Day on May 26, 1921. The university dismissed classes at noon to allow the community to tour the college and see its researchers and students in action. Now, an estimated 3,000 people attend E-Day each year.
No matter who you talk to in the manufacturing, energy and industrial fields the same themes arise. Renewable energy and new, “green” materials are important to their missions and, ultimately, their customers.
The University of Kentucky's Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) received the 2023 Living Legacy Award for Community Impact at the Second Annual MLK Legacy Luncheon on February 2, 2023.
Sheng Tong, associate professor in the F. Joseph Halcomb III, M.D. Department of Biomedical Engineering, and a multi-disciplinary team, including Ying Liang, associate professor in the College of Medicine, has won a National Institute of Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute R21 Award for his cutting-edge work on gene editing techniques to treat genetic blood disorders.
When she was thirteen, Ariel Robinson took a class field trip to the Willis Tower in her hometown of Chicago. Looking up she noticed that the tower swayed, which she found both frightening and interesting. A worker on the site explained to her that this movement was a deliberate structural aspect of the building.
A group of University of Kentucky researchers have received a new National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to help them continue a critical mission.
University of Kentucky Professor Named in Top 23 Innovations for 2023 for Breakthrough in Hydrogen Generation Technology
Hyun-Tae Hwang, associate professor of chemical engineering, and his research team in Paducah have been named in the 23 Top Innovations for 2023 by IN-PART, a matchmaking platform for university-industry collaborations.
Breaking Barriers: Ruth Coleman the First African American Woman to Graduate from the UK Engineering
Ruth Coleman made history at the University of Kentucky when she became the first African American woman to graduate from the College of Engineering in 1977. Her achievement occurred not long after the end of the Civil Rights Movement.
Dibakar Bhattacharyya, Ph.D., professor of chemical and materials engineering in the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, is the 2023 recipient of the Alan S. Michaels Award for Innovation in Membrane Science and Technology.
The University of Kentucky and Erin Ashley Simon announced UK freshman Abbie Davidson as the first recipient of the Erin Ashley Simon Esports Internship Fund, a scholarship created by the namesake UK alumna and leading woman in esports.