Banner Link to UK Academy for Undergraduate Excellence Division of Undergraduate Education

Academy News

Student Enables Wearable Tech in the OR

It’s never too early for undergrads to get involved in research. Take Zach Anderson, a UK senior who is bringing wearable technology into the OR to reduce doctor distractions. Anderson started...

12 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Cap Off Great Year for UK Student Scholars

More than 30 of the University of Kentucky's students and recent graduates had the world's most prestigious scholarship, fellowship and internship organizations take note this year, including what...

UKAg Student Wins Alltech Young Scientist Award

Agricultural biotechnology junior Alonna Wright, a native of Morgantown, Kentucky, recently received the Alltech Young Scientist award (AYS). The AYS program is the world's largest agriscience...

Students to Present Research at Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research, along with SPUR (the Society for the Promotion of Undergraduate Research), will host the annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars 3 to...

12 UK Students, Alumni Win NSF Research Fellowships

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that 12 of the university's students and alumni have been selected to receive government-funded National Science...

Undergraduate Research Featured on UK Perspectives

WUKY's "UK Perspectives" focuses on the people and programs of the University of Kentucky and is hosted by WUKY General...

Record-Breaking Number of UK Students to Attend National Conference on Undergraduate Research

A recording-breaking 88 University of Kentucky undergraduates have been selected to present their research projects at the 2016 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) this week. ...

Kentucky Academy of Science Offering Free Membership to Students, Faculty, Staff

The University of Kentucky has been named a 2016 Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS) Enhanced Affiliate. Faculty, staff and students of UK may join KAS for free thanks to the Enhanced Affiliate...

Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarship Recipients Announced

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research and UK Education Abroad recently awarded $5,000 for the spring 2016 Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarships (UGRAS) to junior biology...

Applications Being Accepted for the Student Outreach Team

The Academy for Undergraduate Excellence is seeking applications for the Student Outreach Team, an ambassador group on campus. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 1. The purpose of the...

Undergraduates Head to State Capitol to Present Research

Twenty-nine undergraduate researchers from the University of Kentucky, along with more than 200 other student representatives from across the state, are taking over the state capitol in Frankfort...

Record Number of Students on UK Dean's List

For the first time, more than 7,000 students have made the University of Kentucky Dean’s List. UK has released its Dean's List for the fall 2015 semester. To make a Dean’s List in one of the UK...

Undergraduates Receive Oswald Awards for Research and Creativity

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research recently recognized and awarded 16 students with the Oswald Research and Creativity Program awards....

AG Biotech Student is First in Collaborative Master of Medical Sciences Program

After finishing up his bachelor’s degree in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment in agricultural biotechnology, Ellis Shelley will begin his master’s degree in...

Cass
UK's Robert Cass Named Astronaut Scholar

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) has selected University of Kentucky senior Robert Cass, of Lexington, as one of this year's 38 recipients of the prestigious $10,000 scholarship. The ASF...

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...

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...

Hood and Hower
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...

google
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...

Pages