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STEMCats: Assisting with Science

While STEMCats may be one of the newest Living Learning Communities on campus, it is providing incoming students with many unique opportunities. Students are not only able to live on campus and take courses with like-minded peers, but STEMCats also allows incoming freshmen students to participate in research and connect with peers, upperclassmen, and professors. In this podcast, we talk with several Undergraduate Instructional Assistants, or UIA’s, who have been building connections with STEMCats freshmen through sharing their experiences. Learn more about the STEMCats program and UIA’s as they speak about what they enjoy about the program and their connections with younger students.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard

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UK Awarded $1.9 Million to Improve Retention of STEM Majors

Howard Hughes Medical Institute funds five-year project to promote student achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, in collaboration with BCTC

Political Science Major & Athlete Grace Trimble Named Truman Scholar

Political science junior and UK Women's Tennis player Grace Trimble has been named a 2014 Truman Scholar and will receive $30,000 to conduct graduate work in areas of public service.

Alliance of Nine Universities Seeks to Improve Diversity in STEM Fields

The University of Kentucky will lead a multi-million-dollar initiative with Kentucky and West Virginia universities to increase underrepresented undergraduates studying in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

A&S Undergraduate Wins Scholarship to Study at Oxford

Ryan Winstead, an English and gender and women's studies junior, has been awarded an English-Speaking Union (ESU) Scholarship presented by the English-Speaking Union Kentucky Branch.

The Power of Collaboration: UK Statistics Department and KY Energy Cabinet Forecast Kentucky's Energy Future

Looming greenhouse gas emission regulations will affect the economies and power grids of every state in the nation. The Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet partnered with the University of Kentucky's Department of Statistics to generate a variety of potential scenarios for the future of energy in Kentucky. The projections included economic and environmental impacts of energy production methods including coal, natural gas, nuclear power, and renewable sources of energy such as solar and wind power.

This interview features Leonard Peters, Secretary of Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet, Arnold Stromberg, Chair of UK's Statistics Department, and Woody Burchett, an intern who worked on the project. 

For more information about this project and other initiatives of the Energy and Environment Cabinet, please visit www.eec.ky.gov

 

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2014 UK Japan Summer Field Seminar

Join the College of Arts & Sciences for a unique experience exploring Japanese history and culture this summer.

Kentucky Electricity Portfolio Model

A team of students and staff from the University of Kentucky Department of Statistics worked at the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet to design the Kentucky Electricity Portfolio Model, which is being used by leadership in Frankfort to evaluate energy and environmental policy.

A Trek Through the Italian Renaissance: Bailey Ubellacker

Studying abroad is considered an unforgettable experience for many of the University of Kentucky’s students. A typical study abroad program transports a group of students to a foreign country. These opportunities offer new perspectives, connections, and fond memories. The Zolondek Scholarship sets itself apart by offering students the opportunity to travel abroad on their own. 

During the summer of 2013, Bailey Ubellacker, a double major of Spanish and Elementary Education, spent three weeks abroad studying and experiencing the Italian Renaissance. Bailey Ubellacker was the recipient of the Zolondek Scholarship, which allowed her to challenge herself as she traveled alone and shaped her own study abroad experience. In this podcast, Bailey Ubellacker discusses her time in Italy and what she has brought back with her. 

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

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A&S Wired: A Living Learning Program for Education in the Digital Age

A&S Wired is part of UK's Living Learning Program, a growing initiative that involves partnerships between the Office of Residence Life and various academic and non-academic units across campus.

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