The new department offers two four-year undergraduate degrees in lean systems engineering technology and computer engineering technology.
Previously, Akafuah served as a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and associate director of IR4TD. He succeeds Kozo Saito, who served as director of IR4TD since 2007.
Under this three-way partnership, UK’s project will receive approximately $23.8 million from the U.S. Department of Defense
The Engineering Technology Department was made possible, in large part, to a $2.25 million gift from Toyota.
The inaugural Young Alumni Philanthropy Council class consisted of 24 alumni. The deadline for submitting applications is 11:59 p.m. on August 4, 2021.
WAARP is located at North Farm off Ironworks Pike, a 971-hectare agricultural research facility operated by the University of Kentucky.
Wayne Sanderson knew at a young age that he had a gift, and that he wanted to be a mentor for the next generation.
The program developed thanks to a partnership between the Office of the Vice President for Research, the College of Engineering and different departments and faculty research labs.
Shelman received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1981 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1987. She is also a 2021 recipient of the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award.
KTC welcomed Doug Kreis as its new Director on July 1, 2021. He succeeds Joseph Crabtree, who retired after serving as the Center’s Director since 2010.