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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. 

Info Session: Aperture UK Journal of Undergraduate Research

NEW!  Aperture: University of Kentucky’s Journal of Undergraduate Research officially launches and YOU can join the team! Learn how you can get involved with Aperture’s Student Editorial Board and Committees! The information session is open to all students, faculty, and staff and will include information about the research journal and committees.

2023 Oswald Research and Creativity Competition winners announced

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 30, 2023) — The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research recently announced the 15 undergraduate winners of the 59th annual Oswald Research and Creativity awards. Chad Risko, faculty director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, and Research Ambassadors were on hand to congratulate the winners and distribute the awards.

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.

Let’s Taco ‘Bout Research

Let’s TACO ‘Bout Research! Enjoy some good food, explore research opportunities and get connected. This event is open to all Community of Scholars students. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM Lewis Lounge (inside the Lewis Honors College) Explore Research Opportunities

Writing a Strong Research Proposal

Writing a Research Proposal Workshop   Don't let an unpolished proposal hold you back from a research experience! Your research proposal is the heart of your application. This workshop will teach you the basics of writing a successful proposal. Start early so that you have time to incorporate faculty feedback.  

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. 

OUR, UK Sustainability announce winners of research poster competition

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 20, 2023) — The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research and UK Sustainability are honored to announce the six winners of the third annual sustainability research poster competition. The competition was held in conjunction with the annual UK Sustainability Showcase in the atrium of the Healthy Kentucky Research Building on Sept. 27.

Research Expo

The Undergraduate Research + Creative Experience Expo will introduce undergraduate scholars to the diversity of research conducted at UK, allow students to network with research faculty and staff, and learn about mentored research opportunities. 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Gatton Student Center Social Staircase View Expo Webpage and Vendors