Education

Math and Science Partnership Scoring High Grades (Summer 09)

An Appalachian program is helping students in 56 school districts boost their math and science IQ, and supporting teachers with the latest technology.

Book Clubs Spark Student Interest (Summer 08)
25th anniversary issue: Education (Fall 07)

Helping Students with Math & Science
Opening the Door to Science for Girls in Kentucky

UK Gets $1.8 Million for Math Outreach (Winter 07)
The Evolution of the American University (Summer 05)
UK's Asia Center (Summer 05)
American Legacies (Fall 03)

UK's Linda Levstik and Kathi Kern partner with Eastern Kentucky teachers to craft curriculum that combines new historical scholarship and creative ideas to help kids investigate the past.

Prime Number: 22 Million (Dollars) (Spring 03)

One of the largest grants ever received by UK will support math and science teaching in 52 Appalachian school districts.

Using Literature to Teach Math and Science (Fall 02)

What's the connection between children's literature and math and science? Two UK education professors explain this pedagogical alliance.

Lee T. Todd Jr.: UK's 11th President (Fall 01)

"We need to have a 'higher purpose' in our approach. It's taking the Kentucky uglies—the low literacy, poor health, low income—and having a higher purpose to say, 'Let's look at the things that have held Kentucky back and see how we can help.'"

2001-2002 Research Professor: John Thelin (Fall 01)

John Thelin is researching and writing a fresh historical analysis of American higher education from the 17th century to the present.

Young Women in Science: First Graduating Class (Fall 01)

The program encourages young women from Appalachia to pursue scientific careers in drug abuse research. Program participants, selected from 13 southeastern Kentucky counties, receive training, education and mentoring over a three-year period.

Two UK Ag Engineering Students Win NSF Awards (Fall 2000)

In a field of 256 winning graduate engineering students, Grace Danao and Erin Wilkerson were the sole agricultural engineering students in the nation awarded this prestigious academic honor.

Making Science Work for Kentucky Teachers (Fall 2000)

Since 1994, UK physics professors Sally Kovash and Joe Straley have been working to improve how science is taught by training Kentucky elementary and middle school teachers.

Kirwan Award Winner Widely Recognized for Kurdish Studies (Spring 2000)

Robert Olson is the recipient of the Graduate School's 1999 Albert D. and Elizabeth H. Kirwan Memorial Prize for his work in Kurdish studies, a field in which he is ranked among the top three scholars in the world.

Insuring the Health of UK Graduate Students (Spring 2000)

More than 1,600 graduate students now have health-care coverage under a new student insurance funding plan offered by the University of Kentucky.

A Bad, Bad Bug (Spring 2000)

Graduate student Lisa Pedersen is studying the bacteria that causes Legionnaire's disease.

Igniting Youthful Curiosity: High School Students in Research (Fall 1999)

CAER Summer Internship Program
Since 1993, the Center for Applied Energy Research has operated a high school summer internship program, with UK researchers serving as mentors.

Kentucky Young Researchers Program
The 30 Lexington high school students who have partnered with UK researchers through this program say they got a head start on experiencing college.

Young Women in Science
The program encourages young women from Appalachia to pursue scientific careers in drug abuse research.

University of Puerto Rico Summer Research Experience
This past summer 12 students from the University of Puerto Rico came to UK, including students in biomedical and biological research, chemical engineering, and computer science.

Bringing New Intelligence to the University (Fall 1999)

Robert Pringle's career in government spanned 29 years and 25 countries with stints in the military, State Department and CIA.

Rising to the NSF Challenge (Fall 1999)

The IGERT award reflects research quality in UK's chemistry, chemical and materials engineering, and electrical engineering departments, all of which participate in the initiative.

Toward a More Diverse Professoriate (Fall 1999)

The SREB Doctoral Scholars Program encourages ethnic minority students to pursue doctoral degrees and become college professors.

Jim Kovach: B.S., M.D., J.D. and All-SEC Linebacker (Spring 1999)

This grad credits his education at UK for his current project: forming his own start-up business.

First James Still Fellow--Christina Parker (Spring 1999)

Parker, a doctoral student in English and creative writing, received the $15,000 James Still Fellowship for this academic year.

Grant Writing in Cyberspace (Spring 1999)

Backed by a nearly $1 million grant, UK is providing Internet training for faculty of minority institutions who have not successfully competed for basic research grants.

Preparing the Faculty of the Future (Fall 1998)

The program helps graduate students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to compete more effectively in the academic job market.

New UK Dean Eager to Meet Challenges of Graduate Education (Spring 1998)

Mike Nietzel believes his biggest challenge as Graduate School dean is to keep faculty, administration and students focused on the goal of assuring that UK achieves the highest standards in graduate education and research, then finding resources which allow the university to meet this goal.

Frazier Named Teacher of the Year for Outreach Efforts (Spring 1998)

Through center visits, where students can be hooked up to a polygraph machine, and mobile classroom visits around the state where Frazier unpacks his collection of human organs for students to hold, science becomes tangible.

Mathematics Department Attracting Top Postdoctoral Fellows (Fall 1998)

Two postdoctoral mathematicians with NSF fellowships choose UK, a strong endorsement of the university's standing as a research university and the respect accorded its faculty.

photo of AMSP group

Wimberly Royster (front right) emphasizes the fact that the success of the Appalachian Mathematics and Science Partnership, supported by $22 million from the National Science Foundation, hinges on teamwork. The UK team includes Royster and (clockwise) Stephen Henderson, Ron Atwood, Paul Eakin, and Carl Lee.

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