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Date set for 18th annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 7, 2023) — The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) will celebrate bold dreamers and strategic thinkers at the upcoming Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars. Marking its 18th year of support for undergraduate research, the showcase is set for Wednesday, April 24, 2024, from 1-5:30 p.m. in the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom.

UK undergraduates launch new peer- and expert-reviewed research journal

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 5, 2023) — The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research is launching a new open-access, interdisciplinary student journal titled Aperture. In photography, the aperture is the space through which light passes. The undergraduate team behind the journal feels this reflects how research brings things to light and drives innovation. 

Lewis Honors College students expand UK’s health care education reach into rural populations

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 27, 2023) — Jackson Miller and Ethan Morgan, former Marshall County High School classmates and now best friends and roommates at the University of Kentucky Lewis Honors College, first arrived in Lexington feeling a bit overwhelmed of all the opportunities available to them UK.

4th annual research expo offers research connections for UK undergraduates

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 9, 2023) — The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) will host the fourth annual Research + Creative Experience Expo from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jan. 16, 2024, at the Gatton Student Center Social Staircase. The event introduces undergraduates to the diversity of research at UK, allowing students to network with research faculty and staff, and learn about mentored research opportunities.

Beckman Scholars share success, invite undergrads to learn about prestigious program

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2023) — From bettering life here on Earth to exploring what living off this planet could be like, Beckman Scholars at the University of Kentucky are advancing their branches of science through the prestigious program. 

Award-winning summer: UK senior named Astronaut Scholar, DAAD RISE intern

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. x, 2023) — It has been an award-winning summer for one University of Kentucky senior — Isha Chauhan. The biology and Lewis Honors College student from La Grange, Kentucky, was named one of the country’s 68 prestigious Astronaut Scholarship recipients and completed a DAAD RISE research internship in Germany.

New UK startup seeks to turn US trash into Kentucky treasure

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 14, 2023) — Three members of the University of Kentucky family have launched an ambitious new startup company that they hope will build upon Kentucky’s proud energy legacy.

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.

UK College of Social Work Student to Receive CSWE Community Partnership Action Award

UK College of Social Work Student to Receive CSWE Community Partnership Action Award The CSWE (Council on Social Work Education) Commission for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice has selected Kotomi Yokokura to receive their Community Partnership Action award.

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.