Student Research Opportunities

Middle & High School

Kentucky Young Researchers Program
In this program, run by the Office of Undergraduate Research, juniors and seniors work on research projects under the direct supervision of UK faculty mentors.

Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER)
CAER conducts research designed to generate information on Kentucky energy resources; ascertain the associated environmental impacts; and produce, test and evaluate new technologies. They have a number of student programs.

Every February, in celebration of National Engineers Week, the UK College of Engineering sponsors "Eday," an open house that includes hands-on projects, lab tours, and prizes.


Office of Undergraduate Research

Visit this office to learn about programs and opportunities including:

  • Kentucky Young Researchers Program
  • National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
  • Oswald Research & Creativity Program
  • Posters-at-the-Capitol
  • Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars
  • Society for the Promotion of Undergraduate Research