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4 Faculty Honored as Excellent Undergraduate Research Mentors

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research recently awarded four faculty members for their exemplary commitment to undergraduate research mentoring. The Excellent Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards were presented during the 15th Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars on April 27.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Recognizes 15 UK Students, Alums

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that 10 students and recent graduates have been selected to receive government-funded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. In addition, a UK doctoral student and four alumni received honorable mention recognition from the NSF. 

From Child’s Play to the Research Lab: UK Chemistry Grad Encourages ‘Young Scientists’ to Follow Their Dreams

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 7, 2021) — If you ask Matthew Farmer what inspired him to pursue a degree in chemistry, his answer is simple: “My childhood.” Farmer eventually found his path through undergraduate research, which provided the scientific challenges and experimental settings he craved, along with the confidence he needed to excel.

Undergraduate Research Shines at Virtual Showcase

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 26, 2021) — Spring is here, which means it is once again time for University of Kentucky students to show off their vast scholarly and creative talents at the 15th annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars.

BLOG: Chad Risko, New Faculty Director of Undergraduate Research

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Chad Risko has accepted our offer to be the new Faculty Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. Dr. Risko is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky (UK).

UK, Fayette County Schools and Partners Join Forces on STEM Pipeline Program

The STEM Through Authentic Research and Training (START) program at the University of Kentucky is creating a unique pipeline to increase science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) literacy and promote STEM careers for traditionally underrepresented populations (people of color, individuals with disabilities, students from free or reduced lunch schools), first-generation college students, and girls and women in STEM.

Emily Keaton

NCUR 2021 SPOTLIGHT: EMILY KEATON - Senior, Sociology, Philosophy, and English major with minors in Appalachian Studies, Psychology, and Cognitive Science. Research Mentor: Carol Street

Benjamin Cortas

NCUR 2021 SPOTLIGHT: BENJAMIN CORTAS - Junior, Physics and Mathematical Sciences Dual Degree major. Research Mentor: Dr. Christopher Crawford

Paula Ames

NCUR 2021 SPOTLIGHT: PAULA AMES - Junior, Communication Sciences and Disorders major with minors in Communications and Clinical Healthcare Management. Research Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Wilhelm

Sydney Daniels

NCUR 2021 SPOTLIGHT: SYDNEY DANIELS - Junior, Neuroscience and Economics major with a Mathematics minor. Research Mentor: Dr. Luke Bradley

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