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STEM Education Department Welcomes New Research Undergrads

The University of Kentucky Department of STEM Education, under the direction of Molly Fisher, assistant professor and director of graduate studies, and Jennifer Wilhelm, associate professor and...

Undergraduate Research Assistant Job Opportunity

Director of Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies seeks highly motivated and intellectually engaged, advanced undergraduate to help further the creation...

Fusing Interests in Undergraduate Research

Computer science and the St. Chad Gospels. Physics and Spanish. Math and international studies. The combination of these don't seem to make a lot of sense, but it is these interests that have...

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Getting a Jumpstart on Research with UK and Dunbar's MSTC Program

“It’s too far away,” agree Madison Hood and Jim Hower when the question arises about Hood’s plans to pursue a Ph.D… After all, Hood just graduated from high school. And yet the question is not...

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BLOG: Five Takeaways From a Week Embedded in UK Research

As a former (and recent) student at UK, I knew like everyone else on campus the significance placed on research here — the special mission associated with being the flagship, land-grant and...

Three UK Students Awarded Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarships

Three University of Kentucky students have received the Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarship (UGRAS), which will support their international independent research projects during the 2015...

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Early Passion for Science, Medicine Puts UK Grad on Fast Track to Medical School

Two seems to be a lucky number for graduating senior Sibi Rajendran, of Frankfort, Kentucky. Two years ago, Rajendran, the son of Narayanan and Preetha Rajendran, graduated from two high schools...

UK Undergraduates to Present Research at 2015 Showcase

Research projects exploring topics from molecular biology to hip hop music lyrics will be on display for the campus community and public at the ninth annual Showcase for Undergraduate Scholars....

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UK Biology Undergrad Wins International Research Award

Slavina Goleva, an undergraduate biology student at the University of Kentucky, recently received the highly competitive David S. Bruce Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence from the...

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Register for Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research is now accepting registrations for the 2015 Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars. Students are encouraged to present, perform, or...

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UK Chemistry Regional Poster Competition Accepting Abstracts

Showcasing undergraduate research in the chemical sciences from across the Commonwealth and surrounding states, the University of Kentucky Department of Chemistry will hold its annual Regional...

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities at UK

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research invites students to apply for Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarships and Summer Research Grants. Students are also encouraged to...

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High School Student Publishes Research with UK Faculty

Publishing research in a peer-reviewed journal is an accomplishment that even graduate students would be proud of. But 18-year-old Dimitri Leggas, a high school senior at the Gatton Academy in...

Undergraduate Researchers Receive Oswald Awards

The University of Kentucky Office for Undergraduate Research has presented 17 students with the Oswald Research and Creativity Program awards. "There is so much high quality research being done by...

Jessica Gambrel Wins Research Award

Jessica Gambrel, a senior AG Bio Tech major, presented her research project at the Agricultural Biotechnology Colloquium on December 9, 2014.  She was awarded the highly competitive Glenn B....

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UK Junior to Study Abroad on Scholarship

University of Kentucky materials engineering junior Zach Wildofsky, of Tremont City, Ohio, has been awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad, and he will study in...

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Undergraduate Research Takes Flight with T.J. Flynn

The University of Kentucky is shaping the next generation of scientists and scholars by exposing undergraduates to research early in their academic careers. For T.J. Flynn, a Chellgren Fellow and...

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UK Students Attend IdeaFestival

Some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators are in downtown Louisville this week for the annual IdeaFestival (IF), which runs through Friday at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts...

Snow Inducted as President-Elect of National Neurotrauma Society

Dr. Diane Snow, University of Kentucky Endowed Chair of Neuroscience, interim director of the UK Honors Program and Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, was recently elected by her...

UK Student Reconstructs Language

When University of Kentucky student and Chellgren Fellow, Erica Mattingly, enrolled in one of Andrew M. Byrd’s linguistics courses, she had no idea she would be rewriting history — or at least re-...

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