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Karen and Stanley Pigman’s $11.25 Million Gift is ‘All About Students’

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved two gifts totaling $11.25 million from Karen and Stanley Pigman’s Lighthouse Beacon Foundation. Their gifts will support renovation, expansion and need-based scholarships in the College of Engineering.


Ramkumar Annamalai Receives NIH R21 grant

Ramkumar T. Annamalai, assistant professor in the F. Joseph Halcomb III, M.D. Department of Biomedical Engineering, is awarded $350,322 through the competitive NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21) to develop a nanomedicine-based therapy for nonunion fractures.


UK Grad, Jacksonville Jaguar Luke Fortner Heads to NFL With 2 Engineering Degrees, MBA

If you're a UK Football fan, you know Fortner as No. 79 — the dogged offensive lineman. Since 2017, he’s been a key member of the Wildcats' dominant offensive line, affectionately known as the “Big Blue Wall.” And now, he can also add professional athlete to that list. On Friday, Fortner heard his name called by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the top pick in the third round of the NFL draft. 


Two Engineering Faculty Members Chosen for Research Scholars Program for Inclusive Success

Two College of Engineering faculty members, Fanny Chapelin, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Brittany Givens Rassoolkhani, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, were included in the Research Scholars Program (RSP) aimed at ensuring diversity and inclusion in research by promoting faculty success.


Stephen Ware Receives NSF CAREER Award

Ware received the award for his project titled “Structured High-Agency Interactive Narratives for Virtual Environments.” The project will award $530,369.00 over five years.


Julius Schoop Receives NSF CAREER Award

Schoop received the award for his project titled “CAREER: Thermomechanical Response and Fatigue Performance of Surface Layers Engineered by Finish Machining: In-situ Characterization and Digital Process Twin” The project will award $507,288 over five years.


Celebrating the Inaugural Cohort in the Department of Engineering Technology

The inaugural cohort of students from the University of Kentucky Department of Engineering Technology was celebrated on April 11, 2022.


2022 College of Engineering Faculty Awards

The annual College of Engineering Faculty Awards ceremony was held on April 21 in the Grehan Building. Awards were given in the areas of research, service and graduate studies.


UK to Collaborate on $10 Million NSF Cyberinfrastructure Initiative

The University of Kentucky will collaborate on a five-year, $10 million National Science Foundation (NSF) initiative, led by the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder), to reimagine cyberinfrastructure user support services and delivery to keep pace with the evolving needs of academic scientific researchers.


Future of Work Expert Erica Volini and the Changing Workplace

On April 8, the College of Engineering hosted a talk with Erica Volini, the senior vice president of global alliances and channel ecosystem in go-to-market operations for ServiceNow. Volini spoke about the workplace of the future and the intersection of diversity, equity and inclusion.