UK to host undergrad research expo: Save the date and call for vendors

UK undergraduate students at 2021 Expo
UK undergraduate students at the 2021 Research + Creative Experience Expo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2022) — Save the date for the second annual Research + Creative Experience Expo, to be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 12, 2022, at the Gatton Student Center Social Staircase. The event introduces undergraduates to the diversity of research conducted at UK, allows students to network with research faculty and staff, and learn about mentored research opportunities.

Presented by the UK Office of Undergraduate Research, the event brings research mentors and programs seeking applicants together with interested students to learn about available opportunities. By pursuing mentored research, UK undergraduates can immerse themselves in projects to gain experiential “hands-on” learning that is translatable to real-world skills.

Students from all majors, backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to attend and talk with faculty, graduate students and undergraduate research ambassadors to learn about available research and creative work experiences.

Colleges, departments, research centers and institutes, and programs are invited to reserve a vendor table by Sept. 6, 2022. Click here for vendor reservation form.

Learn more about the Research + Creative Experience Expo at

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.