STEM Outreach at UK

The Outreach Center for Science and Health Career Opportunities, with Dr. Donald Frazier as the Director, opened its doors in July of 1993. The Center coordinates numerous educational programs aimed at pre-college and undergraduate students. The Center's initiatives are designed to stimulate interest in the sciences and facilitate the progress of young people toward health careers. Several of the programs under the umbrella of the Outreach Center target minority and rural students, while other programs attempt to reach students by providing resources and workshops for teachers.

Find out more about the Outreach Center for Science and Health Career Opportunities here.

The UK High School Student Research program is designed to support the introduction of high school students to the excitement of research and discovery and to encourage the future enrollment of outstanding students at the University of Kentucky. Historically, students from various central Kentucky high schools have worked with UK faculty on a wide variety of research projects. Today, high school students from across the state work on research projects under the direct supervision of UK faculty mentors. Sometimes this is done for academic credit at the high-school level, and sometimes it is initiated by the student as an extracurricular activity. We hope to attract such outstanding students to the University of Kentucky as undergraduates and hopefully, in future years, as graduate or professional students.

Explore the unknown. Research gives students the skills to think for themselves, critically evaluate information, and use their creativity to explore. 

Find out more about High School Student Research and UK's Office of Undergraduate Research here.