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Undergrads Present Sustainability Research at NSF Student Showcase

Undergraduates who participated in the NSF-funded Systems Thinking for Sustainability course at UK will present their research in a showcase tomorrow in the Lexmark Public Room in UK's Main Building.

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 Math Professor Receives National Service Award

Katharine Ott, assistant professor in the UK Department of Mathematics, has been chosen by the Association for Women in Mathematics to receive its annual service award for 2013.

For the Birds: Dr. David Westneat Explores What Sparrows Teach Us About Parenting Behavior

David Westneat, professor of biology, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to study how personality and environment affect the parenting behavior of birds.

Anthropologists Chris Pool and Mickey Loughlin Receive a Multi-Year Grant from the National Science Foundation to Study Ancient Mesoamerican History

Archaeologists Christopher Pool and Michael Loughlin have spent many summers in southern Veracruz working to learn more about ancient Mesoamericans.

Research Never Stops: Ribble Undergraduate Summer Internship gives biology students the chance to continue important investigations

Over the summer, biology students Taylor Shackleford and Sarah Whelan – who came to UK to pursue research – were given a unique opportunity to continue their lab work after spring classes came to a close.

Guzman Receives NSF Career Award for Environmental Chemistry

UK chemistry professor Marcelo Guzman was recently awarded the prestigious, National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award, a five-year grant for his research, education, and outreach efforts in the field of environmental chemistry.

Research Rewarded: Marcelo Guzman

Chemistry Professor Marcelo Guzman was recently awarded a five year National Science Foundation (NSF) career grant to aid in his atmospheric chemistry research with students here at the University of Kentucky.

The grant will also enable Guzman to extend the reach of the university and chemistry department by strengthening and creating new connections with other institutions such as local high schools.

In this podcast, Professor Guzman discusses how the grant will be used, some potential applications for the research he’ll be conducting, and the joy he finds working with students in the laboratory.

 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Chemistry Professor Awarded Grant From National Science Foundation

Chemistry Professor Yinan Wei recently received a $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a study expected to generate some of the first ever data in her subject matter, which focuses on how proteins oligomerize in cell membrane, or in other words, how membrane-spanning proteins that function in units containing more than one subunit, assemble in nature.

Egyptian Art, Public Space, and the Arab Spring: Christine Smith

Christine Smith is a graduate student in the Department of Geography. A recipient of a grant from the National Science Foundation, Smith has been spending months in Egypt learning Arabic and conducting research since 2010. During her trip in summer of 2011, she interviewed a variety of artists, including Ganzeer, an internationally-known street artist.

In this interview, Smith discusses her experiences as a geographer and language student, and shares her perspective on the revolutionary upheaval known as the Arab Spring of 2011. Smith's research will take her to Egypt again this year to conduct research on public space and how individuals cope with the threat of state violence. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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