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Honaker Named University Research Professor for 2018-2019 Academic Year

April 29, 2018

The purpose of the University Research Professorship program is to recognize and publicize research accomplishments of scholars across the full range of disciplines at UK.

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Graduates!

April 26, 2018

This year’s mining engineering graduates were recognized at the 36th annual Mining Awards Dinner April 28, 2018 at Marriott Griffin Gate Resort and Spa in Lexington, Kentucky.

Six Inducted into Hall of Distinction

April 16, 2018

On April 13, the University of Kentucky College of Engineering inducted six new members into its Hall of Distinction.

Engineering Scholars in Entrepreneurship Program Q&A with Bruce Walcott

April 13, 2018

When you hear the word “entrepreneur,” who comes to mind? Perhaps Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey or Jeff Bezos—billionaire geniuses whose ideas never miss? Bruce Walcott, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and faculty advisor to the University of Kentucky Entrepreneurs Club, wants you to think of someone else: you.

RescUKats win Spring 2018 Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue Competition

April 09, 2018

The RescUKats, the University of Kentucky Mine Rescue Team, won the Spring 2018 Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue Competition. The competition was hosted by the Ohio State Division of Mines at their training grounds in Cadiz, Ohio April 6-7.

Induction into the Profession Ceremony Set for May 5

March 13, 2018

Graduating engineering and computer science seniors and graduate students are invited to the Induction into the Profession Ceremony Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Singletary Center for the Arts. Brunch at the Hilary J. Boone Center will immediately follow the conclusion of the program.

Mining Engineering Undergraduate Graduate Students Win Awards at Annual SME Conference

March 08, 2018

The University of Kentucky mining engineering team received first place at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) annual student design competition held during the SME Annual Conference & Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Honaker Receives Mineral Industry Education Award

February 26, 2018

Department of Mining Engineering Professor Rick Honaker received the Mineral Industry Education Award from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) at the SME Conference & Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota Feb. 24-28.

Alumnus Stan Pigman Receives Honorary Degree of Humane Letters

December 15, 2017

Nominated by the University Joint Committee on Honorary Degrees and approved by the University Senate, alumnus L. Stanley Pigman received an honorary degree at the 10 a.m. December Commencement Ceremony Friday, December 15.

UK Researchers First to Produce High Grade Rare Earths From Coal

November 25, 2017

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.