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PEIK Advisory Board Meeting and New Members

On December 1st, 2017 PEIK held its end of the year advisory board meeting. This was an occasion for UK administration and PEIK faculty to present updates on academic curriculum, research and outreach developments.

IEEE Paper Awards for the SPARK Research Team

Dr. Dan M. Ionel, Professor and L. Stanley Pigman Chair in Power, together with members of his former academic research group, recently received the IEEE Industry Application Society, Electric Machines Committee Annual Paper Award, Third Prize, with a paper on the calculation of strand eddy current losses in electric machines.

UK Researchers First to Produce High Grade Rare Earths From Coal

University of Kentucky researchers have produced nearly pure rare earth concentrates from Kentucky coal using an environmentally-conscious and cost-effective process, a groundbreaking accomplishment in the energy industry.

Gail Brion interviewed for UK at the Half

Gail Brion, professor in the Department of Civil Engineering with a joint appointment in the College of Public Health, was featured on a recent UK at the Half.

Mining Engineering Professors Receive $2.1 Million Award to Advance Autonomous Underground Mining Systems

Three UK mining engineering professors have received a four-year, $2.19 million grant from the Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health.

UK Students Participate in Seminar at Disney

Securing a summer internship is an increasingly important prerequisite for obtaining post-college employment. Six University of Kentucky juniors are well on their way to ensuring they meet that qualification.

Doctoral Student Gutierrez Receives Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award

Angela Gutierrez, a University of Kentucky chemical engineering doctoral student, has been named the 2017 recipient of the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award.

Scholars Program in Undergraduate Research Q&A

A new Scholars program is available to current freshmen and sophomores registering for spring 2018 semester classes. The Scholars Program in Undergraduate Research will accept 20 students into its first cohort.

Brenda Heeter—UK Staff Senate Outstanding Staff Award Recipient

The University of Kentucky Staff Senate named Brenda Heeter, administrative services associate for the Department of Mechanical Engineering, an Outstanding Staff Award and Student Recognition Winner. 

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton Visits UK College of Engineering

The University of Kentucky College of Engineering received its first visit from Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton. On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Lt. Gov. Hampton visited the UK campus to speak about her experiences in engineering and tour several aerospace-related student projects at NASA Kentucky.