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Inductees are added to the Hall of Distinguished Alumni every five years.

Six Engineering Graduates Inducted into UK Hall of Distinguished Alumni

Hall of Distinguished Alumni inductees are honored for their meaningful contributions to the Commonwealth, nation and the world.

UK’s SME chapters received the award in 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020 and now in 2021.

UK SME Chapter Receives 2021 MEC Student Chapter Award

UK’s SME chapters received the award in 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020 and now in 2021.

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. 

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.


Mining Engineering

Alumni