LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 10, 2021) — At the University of Kentucky, undergraduates have access to outstanding research and creative work activities led by world-class faculty and staff that promote self-discovery, experiential learning and lifelong achievement.
Explore exciting undergraduate opportunities at the first annual UK Research + Creative Experience Expo 3-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, around the Gatton Student Center’s Social Staircase.
“The goal of the Research + Creative Experience Expo is to introduce undergraduates to the diversity of research and creative work conducted at UK,” said Chad Risko, faculty director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. “We hope that this will be an influential networking opportunity, not only for UK undergraduates as they can immerse themselves in the extraordinary opportunities that the university has to offer, but also for the multitude of research and creative-work programs that provide distinctive experiential learning activities.”
Presented by the UK Office of Undergraduate Research, the event offers a variety of resources and information while bringing research mentors and programs seeking applicants together with interested students to learn about available opportunities. By pursuing mentored research and creative scholarship, 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 chat with faculty, graduate students and undergraduate research ambassadors to learn about available research and creative work experiences.
To view the list of participating colleges, departments and programs, click here.
To learn more about the Office of Undergraduate Research, please visit https://our.uky.edu.
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.