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Campus Walk: UK College of Engineering

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 1, 2019) — Society is calling upon engineers to solve the world's most complex problems. The College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky is answering that call by embarking on a strategy for growth — a plan to improve Kentucky industries and the lives of the citizens they serve.

More than 3,900 students, undergraduate and graduate, are currently enrolled in the college, but the goal is to reach 6,000 by 2025. Achieving substantial growth will be demanding, but Dean Rudolph G. Buchheit is committed to tackling that challenge.

In this Campus Walk, go inside UK Engineering with Buchheit to discover the exciting, innovative research that's taking place, as well as how students, faculty and staff are working collaboratively to impact the Commonwealth and beyond.

"We like to partner with people. We like to communicate. We like to engage," Buchheit said. "So, come and discover what's going on here, in our college, and let's figure out how we can work together."

About Rudolph Buchheit

Buchheit became the 11th dean of UK Engineering on July 1, 2018. He earned his bachelor's degree in engineering science at Loyola University Maryland. Buchheit also has a master's degree and doctoral degree in materials science from the University of Virginia. He served as chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Ohio State University from October 2006-August 2014. Before joining Ohio State, Buchheit was a senior member of the technical staff in the Materials and Process Sciences Directorate at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico.

Buchheit is passionate about student and faculty success, as well as the prospect of building upon the college's considerable momentum. 

If there is someone on campus you would like to see featured in a future Campus Walks, email us

This is a photo from the quad of UK's College of Engineering.
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This is a photo from the Campus Walk - College of Engineering video shoot.