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'Behind the Blue': Eyes on Building a Better Future With UK College of Engineering Dean Rudy Buchheit

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 26, 2021) — One of the career fields that promises plenty of opportunity now and for the future is engineering.

Whether it is civil engineering, computer science and engineering, mechanical engineering or another area of this wide-ranging field, engineers are problem solvers. As such, they play a key role in everything from developing new health care technologies, to building better bridges, to finding solutions for environmental challenges.

Rudy Buchheit is in his third year as dean of the University of Kentucky College of Engineering. In this edition of the "Behind the Blue" podcast, UK Public Relations and Strategic Communications' Carl Nathe visits with Buchheit to talk about the ongoing growth of the college and more.

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The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.