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STEMCats Living Learning Program

STEMCats, sponsored by HHMI, is designed to help students succeed at UK. The program prepares students both academically and socially through participation in FastTrack or FOCUS, research opportunities, and special seminar courses. Students participating in STEMCats will build confidence, enthusiasm, satisfaction and a sense of belonging to UK, and experience a smoother transition to college coursework. This leads to improved performance and higher academic achievement.

Learn more at: stemcats.as.uky.edu

Real World Sustainability: Greenhouse Students in the Community

Achieving environmental sustainability requires creativity and active involvement, not just understanding. Greenhouse students who took Mary Arthur’s 1-credit course, “Real World Sustainability: Stepping into the Community” during the spring 2015 semester share their experience in this video. The course provided students with the opportunity to learn how others have developed new ideas in the service of sustainability, and how they are implementing those ideas through the development of various types of organizations.

For more information, visit: greenhouse.as.uky.edu/

Special thanks to The Plantory, another wonderful Lexington organization, for letting us in to film one of our interviews. plantory.org/

Greenhouse Student Testimonials

We interrupted a Greenhouse get-together to sit down with some students at our newest Learning Living Program, Greenhouse, just wrapping up its inaugural year. Listen to some of their favorite memories and learning experiences as freshmen.

Incoming UK Freshman Makes Big Impression

UK chemistry professor Susan Odom's student, Corrine “Nina” Elliott, attended the 244th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia as an 18-year-old high school student planning to attend UK in the fall.

A&S Merit Weekend 2013

The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Kentucky offers the opportunity to work with renowned faculty in over forty varied departments. From Economics to Earth and Environmental Studies, A&S offers a hands-on educational experience, preparing you for a successful career after graduation.

A&S K Week Video

Get Involved, Experience and Explore the possibilities A&S offers at the University of Kentucky!

WIRED Living Learning Community

Incoming Freshman are encouraged to apply to live in UK's A&S Wired dormitory located in Keeneland Hall. A&S Wired features a technology-infused curriculum designed around the concept of a 21st century liberal arts education. Students take 2-3 of the same courses, including eight-week interdisciplinary Wired courses and a first-year writing course, as part of a shared academic program that promotes communal learning. For more information: wired.as.uky.edu

Outstand A&S students lead up K-Week events

UK Freshman Get Wired

Debuting this fall, A&S Wired, in Keeneland Hall, will house approximately 200 freshmen in a unique interactive space that combines education and residence life.
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