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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Vendela Norris, a freshman broadcast journalism major, sits in a hammock on Friday, April 9, 2021, outside William T. Young Library in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Why switching majors is actually a good thing

Alexis Harmon April 28, 2022

I came into college thinking I was going to end up becoming a psychiatrist. I was a psychology major who was excited to learn about people and the way we think.What I didn’t take into consideration is...

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What can we learn from “Flat Earthers”

Thomas Hart March 6, 2020

On February 22, Mike Hughes (aka “Mad Mike,” a daredevil and DIY rocketeer) died after crashing in a homemade, steam-powered rocket in California.The tone in media coverage was mixed. Some called...

Kiley Alcorn, Kaleigh Shaw and Chelina Ortiz Montanez are all UK students in majors that are typically dominated by males. Photo by Haley Hintz | Staff

Women are finding their place in male-dominated majors

Haley Hintz April 1, 2019

Being a woman in a male-dominated major is no small feat. There is no doubt that programs like engineering, business and sciences have historically had a large gender participation gap. Within the past...

#IAmAWomanInSTEM works toward helping women in STEM majors at UK.

Student org offers support to female students in scientific fields

Hailey Peters January 25, 2019

Throughout the world, less than 30 percent of people employed in fields of science, technology, engineering and math are women. The percentage of women who go on to take leadership roles in STEM jobs is...


Bill! Bill! Bill! Beloved TV star to visit UK in November

Ryan Page November 2, 2018

The year is 2008. You walk into your third-grade classroom and your body fills with excitement. The television is sitting on the cart, plugged into the outlet, ready to go. Your teacher puts a DVD into...

Dr. Isabel Escobar (left) a professor of chemical and materials engineering at UK stands with two phD candidates Joyner Eke (right) and Xiaobo Dong (center). 

‘Don’t let anybody limit you’: Brazilian STEM professor at UK honored

Emily Laytham October 17, 2018

The Association for Women in Science has honored one of UK’s own, Dr. Isabel Escobar, in a recent membership spotlight.AWIS is a non-profit advocacy organization that encourages social change for women...

Dr. Nicholas Teets and Leslie Potts spent the winter in Antarctica studying the Antarctic midge, an insect that may be the answer to cryopresevation. 

Freezing for science: UK researchers return from Antarctica

Kayla Coco March 27, 2018

Two staff members from UK's Department of Entomology recently returned from a chilling winter spent on the continent of Antarctica, studying an insect that may be the answer to cryopreservation.Assistant...

Underground UK: Local restaurant creates delicious scientific treat

Megan Brown February 2, 2018

A local restaurant is using a scientific take on the a classic dessert— ice cream. Nice N Pan is a restaurant artfully combining chemistry with ice cream to create a nitrogen twist. Customers who order...

Deny science, expect defiance

Richard Childress April 24, 2017

Hundreds of sign-bearing science lovers braved the cold and rain on Saturday in Lexington’s March for Science. The March for Science was an international rally in support of science education and the...

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