Women in Engineering Summer Workshop Series

The University of Kentucky’s Women in Engineering Summer Workshop Series is for high school women (rising sophomore, juniors and seniors) who are considering engineering as a possible major and career. A summer activity, participants in the competitive workshops explore the world of engineering with UK faculty members and students through hands-on experiments in a collegiate environment. The goal of the WIE Summer Workshop Series is to provide young women with knowledge and support for their decision to pursue engineering as a course of study in college.

BAE hosts two outreach meetings for new Technical Systems Management program

The Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) hosted two outreach meetings to increase awareness among industry and educators in Kentucky and beyond about Technical Systems Management (TSM), a new program offered as an individualized degree in agriculture in the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. These two events were made possible by a Kentucky NSF EPSCoR Education, Outreach and Communication Award. 

McNeill featured on U.S. Embassy's Nigeria website

Sam McNeill, Ph.D., P.E., recently returned from another trip to Nigeria, where he was part of a group that is working to increase stored grain capacity in Nigeria. Read the U.S. Embassy's article at

4-H Teen Conference Invades BAE

The department was busy during the 2015 UK 4-H Teen Conference, offering two-day, five-hour tracks and ninety minute workshops to students. Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., led "A Beautiful Solution to Stormwater Pollution." Through a series of hands-on activities and demonstrations, students learned about stormwater, how it is polluted, and how to mitigate the harmful effects of stormwater volume and pollution by designing, building, and testing a rain garden model in the BAE's Hydrology and Hydraulic Lab. Dr.