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Vanderford Receives Kentucky Academy of Science’s Excellence in Science Education and Outreach Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2020) – The University of Kentucky’s Nathan Vanderford received the 2020 Excellence in Science Education and Outreach Award from the Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS) last Friday.

Wildcat Awarded Critical Language Scholarship to Study Chinese

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov.

UK Graduate Conducts Science Communication Research Focused on Appalachian Communities

Bill Haneberg and Lauren Cagle received grant funding from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, or NASEM, last year for their proposal, “Engaging Nontraditional Geoscience Information Stakeholders in Appalachian Kentucky.” Because of COVID-19, changes to research methods have been made to address health and safety concerns associated with the pandemic, but work continues on the project and study participants are currently being interviewed.

Kevin Yeager

Faculty Mentor of the Week Fall 2020 | Week 9 --- Dr. Kevin Yeager is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. Thank you Dr. Yeager for your unwavering support of undergraduate research at the University of Kentucky. We are pleased to recognize your dedication this week as our Research Faculty Mentor of the Week.

Matthew Hoch

Faculty Mentor of the Week Fall 2020 | Week 8 --- Dr. Matthew Hoch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition in the College of Health Sciences and the Associate Director of the Sports Medicine Research Institute. Thank you Dr. Hoch for your unwavering support of undergraduate research at the University of Kentucky. We are pleased to recognize your dedication this week as our Research Faculty Mentor of the Week.

The Value of Involvement: A Profile of UK Student Sarah Ross

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 15, 2020)  As Sarah Ross continues her fourth year as a student at the University of Kentucky this fall, she recalls the upheaval and uncertainty of 2017. That was when she, then an Atlanta high school senior, first named the University of Kentucky as her college choice.

Renee Fatemi

Faculty Mentor of the Week Fall 2020 | Week 7 --- Dr. Renee Fatemi is a Professor of Physics and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences. Thank you Dr. Fatemi for your unwavering support of undergraduate research at the University of Kentucky. We are pleased to recognize your dedication this week as our Research Faculty Mentor of the Week.

Aiyub Palmer

Faculty Mentor of the Week Fall 2020 | Week 6 --- Dr. Aiyub Palmer is an Assistant Professor of Arabic and Islam in the College of Arts and Sciences. Thank you Dr. Palmer for your unwavering support of undergraduate research at the University of Kentucky. We are pleased to recognize your dedication this week as our Research Faculty Mentor of the Week.

Kenton Sena

Faculty Mentor of the Week Fall 2020 | Week 5 --- Dr. Kenton Sena is a Lecturer in the Lewis Honors College. Thank you Dr. Sena for your unwavering support of undergraduate research at the University of Kentucky. We are pleased to recognize your dedication this week as our Research Faculty Mentor of the Week.

Cagney Coomer Leaves UK With Tremendous Impact on Science and Young People

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 23, 2020) — Cagney Coomer has three big achievements under her belt: She earned a doctorate in biology from the University of Kentucky in the College of Arts and Sciences; she started a nonprofit to encourage kids to pursue science and technology; and her research unlocked the secrets of two genes in the eye — the subject of her dissertation.  

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