undergraduate education

Come "see discovery" at NCUR 2014

With the National Conference on Undergraduate Research happening this week at the University of Kentucky, students are invited to get involved.

Gaines Fellowship Awarded to 12 UK Scholars

Eight exceptional students in the College of Arts & Sciences haven been selected for the prestigious Gaines Fellowship Program.

UK Students Receive Scholarships to Study Critical Languages

Two UK students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to study Arabic and Turkish languages.

Hall of Fame Skylab Astronaut Honors UK Students

T J Flynn and Josiah Hanna will each be awarded a $10,000 Astronaut Scholarship on Wednesday, October 23.

UK Hosts National Conference Bringing 4,000 Student Researchers Here

The University of Kentucky will host the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, or NCUR, next semester, which will bring nearly 4,000 additional students from across the country to the UK campus.

UK Student Enriches Research at Cornell

A passion for science, led University of Kentucky senior Devin Henry to her current path of a major in agricultural biotechnology and a minor in psychology, and a summer research opportunity at Cornell University.

Honors Students Present Research at Kentucky Honors Roundtable

The Kentucky Honors Roundtable allows undergraduate students to present their research projects, serve on academic panels and interact with academically excelling students from other Kentucky institutions. This year the conference hosted approximately 60 presentations, spanning over a range of diverse topics.

Undergraduates Receive Oswald Awards for Research and Creativity

The University of Kentucky Office for Undergraduate Research recognized and awarded 19 students this week with the Oswald Research and Creativity Program awards.

Celebrate A&S: 2012 Hall of Fame Inductee Louis J. Swift

Lou Swift graduated from Johns Hopkins in 1963 and joined UK’s faculty as the chair of the newly reformed Department of Classics in 1970. His research interests focus on the study of early Christianity, including the issue of war and peace in late antiquity, and the relationship between religion and politics in America. Though he officially retired in 2001, he continues to teach an undergraduate course on the connection between religion and politics in America.

In addition to his teaching duties at UK, Swift also served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs from 1996-1998, the Dean of Undergraduate Studies from 1990-1999, and the Director of the University Studies Program from 1986-1999. He was also recognized by the National Academic Advisors Association in 1997 with the Pace Setter Award. During his tenure at UK, he was instrumental in forming the Central Advising Office, the Undergraduate Research Program, and the Preparing Future Faculty Program.

iPad App demonstration With Physics Professor Mike Cavagnero

The 26 A&S Wired students registered for Mike Cavagnero's eight-week class: "The Science of Measurement" tackle projects from around campus and complete the endeavors using iPad measuring tools. The iPad can serve as a compass to measure magnetic fields, has a built-in camera, so it can serve as a spectrometer to measure light sources and an accelerometer, which can measure how fast it is moving. Watch Mike Cavagnero show off a couple of the capabilities of the iPad.

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