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Nelson Akafuah Spoke at FAME Live!

May 26, 2022

Nelson Akafuah, chair of the Department of Engineering, spoke at FAME Live! an event organized by The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) and The Manufacturing Institute to provide interested companies, schools and regions a chance to see FAME’s program “live” and speak with students, employers and faculty who are living FAME every day.

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

May 03, 2022

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.

Celebrating the Inaugural Cohort in the Department of Engineering Technology

April 27, 2022

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

UK True Lean Program Connects Local Chick-fil-A to an Innovative System

April 04, 2022

UK has partnered with Toyota to transfer Toyota experience and knowledge to interested companies through the UK True Lean Program. The mission of the UK True Lean program is “to systematically explore, study and teach the workings of the Toyota Production System (TPS).”

Three Students Selected as Inaugural Engineering Technology Scholars

November 22, 2021

The UK College of Engineering has teamed up with one of the world’s largest automakers to award three full-tuition scholarships, which will help change the face of engineering.

College of Engineering Welcomes New Faculty Members

August 20, 2021

Twelve faculty members spanning seven academic departments attended the orientation. 

UK Launches Department of Engineering Technology in Partnership With BCTC, Toyota

July 27, 2021

The new department offers two four-year undergraduate degrees in lean systems engineering technology and computer engineering technology.

Nelson Akafuah Named Chair of New Department of Engineering Technology

July 26, 2021

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.

Toyota Investing $1.7 Million to Help Diversify Engineering Workforce

April 21, 2021

The fund will provide annual scholarships for undergraduate students from UK, University of Louisville or Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC).

UK College of Engineering, Toyota, Collaborate to 'Lift Up' KCH Patients

March 23, 2021

Engineers from Toyota and students from the UK College of Engineering have created a unique way to transport medically fragile newborns from the NICU to their car.