May

24

Former IGERT Trainee Recognized at Markey Center Research Day

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center hosted its annual Markey Cancer Center Research Day on May 16, 2012. This annual event celebrates the advances of cancer research on the University of Kentucky campus with distinguished speakers, oral and poster presentations. With a record-breaking 132 total posters this year, the College of Engineering was pleased […]

May

24

Inspiring Future Researchers

The National Science Foundation sponsors two multidisciplinary grants in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Kentucky – a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT).  The two programs share a research theme of Engineered Bioactive Interfaces and Devices.   The shared research theme […]

Mar

6

Engineers Day 2012

The annual University of Kentucky Engineers Day Open House, also known as E-Day, was held on Saturday, Feb. 25. More Hosted by the UK College of Engineering, the popular event features contests, displays and demonstrations for students of all ages. IGERT trainees had a table with prosthetic samples and talked with visitors about the advances […]

Mar

6

Howard Wins at National IGERT Competition

At the National Science Foundation 2010 IGERT Principal Investigators Meeting in May, Melissa Howard represented the University of Kentucky in the Trainee Poster Contest. The posters were to communicate significant impacts from the trainees’ IGERT program. There were 126 competitors and Howard was 1 of 10 award winners with her poster on “Solid Lipid Nanoparticles […]

Mar

6

Trainees Win Big at Biomaterials Day

On Sept. 25, 2009, the Society for Biomaterials sponsored Biomaterials Day in Lexington, KY. The event was organized by the University of Kentucky and Case Western Reserve University. Dr. James Anderson gave the keynote address on “The Foreign Body Reaction: Unsolved Issues at the Biomaterial/Tissue Interface.” The day included both poster and oral competitions for […]

Mar

6

Bruce Hinds Receives Presidential Award

Dr. Bruce Hinds, Associate Professor and William Bryan Professor, was named by President Obama as one of 100 recipients of the 2009 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on young professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. The recipient scientists and […]

Mar

6

Trainees Win Poster Competitions

Scott Lewis gave both an oral and a poster presentation at the North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Conference in Charleston, SC in June 2009. There were about 80 posters presented during the NAMS Poster Competition, and Lewis’s “Iron- Functionalized MF Membranes for Hydroxyl Radical Reactions” poster won 3rd place. For this achievement Lewis was […]

Mar

6

Doleman Recieves 100% Plus Award

The Department of Chemistry recently bestowed its 100% Plus Award to Chemistry graduate student and IGERT trainee Leslie Doleman. This award is given to the graduate (or undergraduate) student who shows the most exemplary professional attitude. Such an individual is enthusiastic about his/her research and frequently works nights and weekends, attends most departmental seminars and […]

Mar

6

Ale-8-One Visit

On March 20, 2009, accompanied by Tom Dziubla, trainees headed to Winchester, KY to discover the goodness of Kentucky’s only soft drink bottling company, Ale-8-One. En route, there was a Wienermobile sighting on I-64. At the factory, trainees learned about the history of the company and were treated to a tour of the production facility. […]

Mar

6

Bowling 2008

Trainees, faculty and family members kicked off the holidays at Southland Bowling. They were joined by Mrs. Claus, who arrived complete with a present bag of goodies. In the first game Scott Lewis started off with a few gutter balls, and then proceeded to shock the crowd with his many strikes and spares. In game […]