Student and Academic Life

6 UK Students Awarded at Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 18, 2020) — The Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS) held its 2020 Annual Meeting virtually, on Nov. 6-7. More than 400 scientists and students registered for the 2020 meeting, and 195 students from Kentucky and regional colleges and universities participated in the research competitions. 

Six students from the University of Kentucky were awarded. They include:

  • First place/Science Education: Lauren Hudson
  • Second place/Physiology and Biochemistry: Shelby McCubbin
  • Second place/Computer and Informational Sciences: Chloe DeGiorgio
  • Second place/Computer and Informational Sciences: Simon Harris-Palmer
  • Third place/Physiology and Biochemistry: Nicole Marguerite
  • Third  place/Computer and Informational Sciences: Seth Baunach

A listing of winners in all categories is available here:

The Kentucky Academy of Science is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1914, whose mission is to foster scientific discovery and understanding in Kentucky. UK faculty, staff and students may become members of KAS at

For more information about KAS, contact Amanda Fuller at 859-227-2837 or

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