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Register Today for 4th Annual 5-Minute Fast Track Competition

Applications are being accepted for the University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research’s fourth annual 5-Minute Fast Track Research Competition. The goal of this competition is to improve students’ abilities to communicate their undergraduate research and creative work effectively to a general, non-specialist audience while creating a compelling story about their scholarship.

UK Sustainability Announces New Research Poster Competition

University of Kentucky graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit an abstract and poster in a new sustainability research poster competition held in conjunction with the annual UK Sustainability Showcase on Oct. 5.

COVID-19 Updates For High School Students, Human Participants and Site Monitors at UK

The safety and health of our research community is our priority. We understand due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, you have questions about potential policy changes. To assist you in continuing research in your settings as safely as possible, we have updated the FAQs on our COVID-19 Guidance For Researchers site to answer pressing questions on topics that you have sent our way, including high school students in research laboratories, research with human participants, and vendor and site monitor policies. 

1st Research + Creative Experience Expo Coming to UK

Explore exciting undergraduate opportunities at the first annual UK Research + Creative Experience Expo 3-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, around the Gatton Student Center’s Social Staircase. Similar to a career fair, but for research and creative opportunities!

23 Students Selected for Undergraduate Research Ambassador Program

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) has selected 23 outstanding undergraduates for the 2021-2022 Undergraduate Research Ambassador program. This year's ambassadors represent six colleges, 15 disciplines, and 19 research areas.

Make Research Part of Your Undergraduate Experience

As a top-tier research institution, the University of Kentucky has hundreds of opportunities for undergraduates to engage in research and creative work alongside world-class faculty, researchers and scholars. Undergraduates looking to participate in research and creative work should start with UK’s Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR).

UK Junior Kayli Bolton Named Astronaut Scholar

UK Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced biology and Lewis Honors College student Kayli Bolton is one of 2021’s 60 recipients to be awarded a scholarship of up to $15,000 from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). The ASF Scholarship is presented annually to outstanding college students majoring in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).

African American Research Training Scholars Present Neuroscience Research at 1st Symposium

The University of Kentucky Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC) hosted a symposium last week featuring its first class of African American Research Training Scholars (AARTS).

UK Appalachian Center Awards 8 Student Researchers

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 27, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Appalachian Center has honored eight students with its annual research awards. Three graduate students received the James S. Brown Graduate Student Award for Research on Appalachia, and four graduate students and one undergraduate student received the center's Eller and Billings Student Research Award.

Summer Research Experience at UK Inspires Undergraduates

Each summer, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine hosts an intensive, graduate-level research program that sets undergraduates aspiring to become health care providers and scientists on a path to success. 

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