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Sustainability Summer Research Fellowship

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2024 Sustainability Summer Research Fellowships ($5,000 stipend) are funded by the Environmental Stewardship Fee and seek to promote projects that will make a significant contribution to the student’s academic growth, while concomitantly contributing to sustainability-focused research initiatives at the University of Kentucky and within the community at large. Where appropriate, we are also seeking projects that will make a scholarly contribution to their discipline. 

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  

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.

Call for posters: UK Sustainability announces research poster competition

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 6, 2023) — University of Kentucky graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit an abstract and poster for the third annual sustainability research poster competition held in conjunction with the annual UK Sustainability Showcase on Sept. 27.

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

Summer Lunch & Learn Series: Poster Design Workshop

Summer Lunch & Learn Series: Poster Design Workshop Create effective and engaging research posters! We will walk attendees through the poster-making process - emphasizing poster design principles, layouts/ formats, understanding your audience, and evaluating a poster. Interactive workshop for all! Attendees will critique sample posters by applying the design principles discussed.  Poster design worksheet and handout included.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Info Session

Summer Research Lunch & Learn Series Co-hosted by the UK Office of Nationally Competitive Awards Are you planning to pursue a graduate degree in STEM? Are you a first-year STEM student? If so, you may be eligible for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, which provides funding for 3 years of grad school!

Summer Lunch & Learn Series: Abstract Writing Workshop

Summer Research Lunch & Learn Series The Abstract Writing Workshop is designed to help students of all levels and disciplines prepare professional, succinct, and convincing abstracts.  The abstract writing workshop includes information on: What exactly is an abstract? How do I write one? What information do I include? What information do I exclude?  Join us for a fun and engaging Abstract Writing Workshop.   

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.