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In Hinds Lab, trainees gain experience with cutting-edge research

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2023)  Terry Hinds, Ph.D., joined the University of Kentucky College of Medicine faculty with an impressive record of groundbreaking research and state-of-the-art specialized technology. He is not only advancing scientific discoveries at UK, but also helping more undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows gain early experience with high-impact work.

University of Kentucky's DNYay! genetics outreach program engages high school students

Lexington, Ky.— A University of Kentucky entomologist is embarking on a quest to help high school students unlock the mysteries of genetics. The project, led by assistant professor Nicholas Teets, brings advanced genetics techniques and hands-on learning experiences to the classroom, fostering students’ interest in science. 

Undergraduate Research + Creative Experience Expo

The UK Office of Undergraduate Research is committed to helping students navigate the process of finding a faculty-mentored research opportunity that is a good fit for them. The Undergraduate Research + Creative Experience Expo offers students the opportunity to explore research options, learn about participating in research and creative projects directly from faculty and staff and talk to student research ambassadors. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2023 11 AM – 1 PM  |  Gatton Student Center Social Staircase

5 students selected as Sustainability Summer Research Fellows

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 25, 2023) — Five University of Kentucky students have been selected for the Sustainability Summer Research Fellowship program, a high-impact learning experience that contributes to the students’ academic growth as well as sustainability-focused research initiatives at UK and in the community.

Showcase to spotlight 500 students’ research

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 24, 2022) — This week more than 500 University of Kentucky undergraduates will converge for the 17th annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars. The showcase empowers undergraduates to share their research discoveries, ideas and creative works with the campus community and the public. This year’s Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom, features 500 students and 330 presentations representing 66 disciplines and 18 colleges.

UK senior named prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholar

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 6, 2023)  Two University of Kentucky seniors — Kayli Bolton and Kayla Horne — interviewed this year for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, and Bolton was awarded one of only 23 Gates Cambridge Scholarships presented nationally to students hoping to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge in England.

Nina Monticello

Nina Monticello Senior, Psychology major Research Mentor: Dr. Michelle Martel   I enjoy research because.... "it gives me an opportunity to learn new skills, explore new interests, meet new people, and invest in my future."   How did you first get interested in undergraduate research at UK?

Hunter McCormick

Hunter McCormick Senior, Public Policy and Economics major Research Mentor: Dr. Cory Curl   I enjoy research because.... "I enjoy research because it provides me with the opportunity to delve deeper into complex economic and social issues, challenge my assumptions, and contribute to evidence-based solutions that have the potential to improve people's lives."   How did you first get interested in undergraduate research at UK?

Slane Steen

Slane Steen Junior, Psychology major and Neuroscience minor Research Mentor: Joshua Beckmann   I enjoy research because.... "It makes me feel like I am a part of something that will help people and change the future of drug misuse treatment."   How did you first get interested in undergraduate research at UK? "I first got interested in research when I first toured UK in high school. I saw the amazing opportunities UK had to offer and I knew that I wanted to be a part of research as soon as possible."

Alexis Cerise

Alexis Cerise Senior, Music Performance major Research Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Campbell   I enjoy research because.... "The possibilities are endless. You’re always able to take your research a step further, take a new spin on things, or include new elements that might not have been considered before. By the end, you’ve created something akin to a personal work of art."   How did you first get interested in undergraduate research at UK?