Campus News

Sustainable Manufacturing Takes Center Stage

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 23, 2009) – The University of Kentucky's Center for Manufacturing, a prominent leader in the study and application of sustainable manufacturing, opens its doors today to the campus community.  

"Sustainable Manufacturing: Products, Processes and Systems" will take participants into the center's laboratories for various exhibits to learn about sustainable manufacturing from the expert researchers. Open house is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the UK Center for Manufacturing.

Presentations include: Machining Research Lab, Sustainable Lean Systems Learning Lab, Sustainable Product Development, Sustainable Manufacturing Program Overview, Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chain Research Lab, Production and Service Systems Lab and Healthcare Systems Lab, Brazing, Soldering and Heat Exchangers Research Lab, and the Solar Car, which was designed and built by students for a national competition.

To reach the Center for Manufacturing, enter Anderson Tower (located in the engineering complex near the White Hall Classroom Building), take the second floor walkway to the adjacent building, which houses the Center for Manufacturing. The receptionist is located in room 220M. The open house is presented by the College of Engineering, Center for Manufacturing, the College of Design and College of Agriculture.

Alice Turkington, associate professor of geography, presents an in-depth look at the science of climate change, focusing on the role that human activity is playing at 5:30 p.m. today in 205 UK Student Center. "The Science of Climate Change" is presented by the UK College of Arts and Sciences.