UK to host undergrad research expo: Save the date and call for vendors

UK undergraduate students at 2021 Expo
UK undergraduate students at the 2021 Research + Creative Experience Expo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2022) — Save the date for the second annual Research + Creative Experience Expo, to be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 12, 2022, at the Gatton Student Center Social Staircase. The event introduces undergraduates to the diversity of research conducted at UK, allows students to network with research faculty and staff, and learn about mentored research opportunities.

Presented by the UK Office of Undergraduate Research, the event brings research mentors and programs seeking applicants together with interested students to learn about available opportunities. By pursuing mentored research, 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 talk with faculty, graduate students and undergraduate research ambassadors to learn about available research and creative work experiences.

Colleges, departments, research centers and institutes, and programs are invited to reserve a vendor table by Sept. 6, 2022. Click here for vendor reservation form.

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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.