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.
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.
The inaugural cohort of students from the University of Kentucky Department of Engineering Technology was celebrated on April 11, 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).”
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.
Twelve faculty members spanning seven academic departments attended the orientation.
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.
The fund will provide annual scholarships for undergraduate students from UK, University of Louisville or Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC).
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.