November 11, 2009

UK 110-001 AMSTEMM Research Seminar - Spring 2010

UK 110-001 is offered to AMSTEMM students only, as a one-credit class, which meets every other week on Wednesdays, 12-12:50. The class consists of biweekly seminars at which undergraduates in the STEM disciplines present their research to the class and the University community.

Credit hours: 1.0 credit
Grade type: Pass/Fail
Meeting Times: Every other Wednesday, 12:00-12:50p.m. (approximately 8 class meetings for the semester).
Location: 137 c/p (First class meeting 1/13/10)
Instructor: Dr. Robert Tannenbaum
Coursework: A journal entry for each Seminar with a final assignment related to the course. Details will be outlined in the syllabus.

*Students may repeat this course up to three times for a total of four credits.

If you have any questions, please contact the AMSTEMM office at 257-2613, or email

To register contact Sue Scheff (Coordinator/Advisor of AMSTEMM), 257-2613, in the AMSTEMM Office, 113 Bowman Hall.

Chemistry Review for Exam III

CHE 105 Review Session, Weds., Nov. 11, 6:00 – 7:30p.m. in Funkhouser 307A. Don’t miss this opportunity to ask questions and work problems. Chemistry Workshop Leaders will head up this session.

November 5, 2009

University of Kentucky Career Week

November 9, 2009 - November 12, 2009
All events are FREE! No Need to RSVP
Sponsored by the James W. Stuckert Career Center

Various locations. Topics from Job Search Strategies to Internships to Nonprofits to Graduate School, designed for all students and all majors. Visit for more information.

Monday, November 9, 2009 - Professional Development Workshops
*What Employers Want on Resumes and Cover Letters - 10:00 am-11:00 am, Upper Lobby of Ag North
*Future Careers in Agriculture - 11:00am-12:00pm, Upper Lobby of Ag North
*Finding the Right Internship - 12:00pm-1:00pm, Upper Lobby of Ag North
*Ace the Interview - 1:00pm-2:00pm, Upper Lobby of Ag North
*Making a Difference: Exploring Careers in Non-Profits - 4:00pm-5:00pm, Career Center, Room 101/103

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
*Communications Internship and Career Fair - 1:00pm-4:00pm, Grehan Building
*Internship Information Session - 11:00am-12:00pm, Career Center, Room 203

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
*Kaplan Graduate School Admissions Seminar - 1:00pm-2:00pm, Upper Lobby of Ag North
*What if Grad School or the Full-time Job is Not For Me Right Now?” - 4:30pm-5:30pm, Career Center, Room 101/103

Thursday, November 12, 2009
*Job Search Strategies - 3:00pm-4:00pm, James W. Stuckert Career Center, Room 101/103

October 29, 2009

2010 UK Appalachian Research Community Symposium

DEADLINE: National Science Foundation Fellowship

National Science Foundation Fellowship - Contact: National Science Foundation Fellowship Scholarship, 1818 N Street NW, Suite T-50, Washington, DC 20036-2479, 866-673-4737, Fax: 202-463-1401,, Eligibility: Students interested in obtaining a graduate degree in mathematical, physical, engineering, and social sciences. Must be a U.S. citizen. Award: $12,300, renewable. Deadline: November

The Mathematics of Fiction

Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall, Manil Suri will deliver the 2009 Blazer Lecture on "The Mathematics of Fiction." The lecture is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Suri, a native of India, is the author of the novels "The Death of Vishnu" and "The Age of Shiva." He is also a mathematics professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He performs research in numerical analysis, while spending increasing amounts of time working to bring mathematics to the general public.

The Blazer Lecture is free and open to the public. For more information contact Amy Hisel in the College of Arts and Sciences at (859) 257-8354 or via e-mail at

October 13, 2009

Spring 2010

 DSP 200  General Research Skills
TU TH 11:00 – 12:15p.m.   Location:  211 CB      3 credit hours
Sec. 001 Social Sciences;  002 Humanities;  003 Natural Science

Course Description:
Did you know that at a research university every faculty member is expected to be an active scholar, no matter what her or his discipline? This means there are numerous opportunities for you to participate with a faculty member as your mentor in research. Being a part of scholarly endeavors is the best reason for attending a research university as an undergraduate.
This course is designed to provide basic skills required to conduct research and other scholarly activities. Everyone in the course must be actively engaged (on average 10 hours/week) in a research or scholarly project under the mentorship of a UK faculty member. Your mentor and your major courses will teach you most of the discipline-specific knowledge that you will need for your mentored research.
The course includes discussions and readings regarding various aspects of research and scholarly inquiry methodology, such as how to frame a research question, how to find and evaluate resource materials, and how to organize your approach to a project, as well as writing research reports. You will develop or strengthen your skills with word processing, graphics input and processing, and presentations. You will keep an electronic journal, both to strengthen your writing and to reflect on the course material, and there will be practical assignments. The final project will be a publishable abstract of your mentored research. 
Students who participate in mentored research enjoy many intellectually enriching and satisfying experiences. They also have higher grade point averages, and are better prepared for going on to graduate or professional education. So, get involved with research! Make a research discovery!
Controlled enrollment – If you would like to enroll in this course, see Lynn Hiler, 224 Funkhouser Bldg., or Sue Scheff, 113 Bowman,

Chemistry 105 Review Session

The second test for CHE 105 is this Thursday. Stop by Funkhouser 307A for a quick review on Wednesday, October 14th, 6:00 - 7:30p.m. Chemistry Workshop Leaders will do problems and answer your questions. Old tests will be available.

October 2, 2009

In the Wake of Darwin

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September 30, 2009

12:00PM - 4:00PM, UK Student Center Ballrooms

October 7: Engineering, High Tech, & Sciences
October 8: Business, Nonprofit, & Communications
100+ Employers * All majors are welcome
Full-time, internship, & co-op positions

Sponsored by James W. Stuckert Career Center, Society of Women Engineers, and the Gatton College of Business and Economics

September 29, 2009

Undergraduate Research Workshop

AMSTEMM and SPUR invite you to attend:
"Steps to a Successful Research Placement"
Meet science and engineering students currently doing research on campus and in the medical science labs. Students will share their personal experiences on how they found their research mentor and what is expected of them in the lab. Thursday, October 1st, 3:00-4:00PM, 183 Chem/Phys Bldg.

September 18, 2009

Walt Disney World Internship Opportunities

The Epcot Science team is looking for college students and recent graduates (within 6 months of Bachelors degree) to participate in our fun and challenging six-month internship in several different agricultural and science education fields. They are currently looking for students to fill internships for the Spring 2010 (late December 2009 - late June 2010) and the Fall 2010 terms (mid-June 2010 to early-January 2011). Interested students should email a cover letter, resume, school transcript, and one letter of recommendation to When addressing correspondence, please include the name of Les Frey, Student Coordinator, to ensure timely and efficient mail delivery. Selected students will be interviewed via phone by a Walt Disney World representative to further discuss the internship.

Disney's Animal Programs is responsible for the care and welfare of the animals across Walt Disney World® Resort property, including those living at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Tri-Circle D Ranch and The Seas with Nemo & Friends® Pavilion at Epcot®. Additionally, Disney's Animal Programs includes Plant Science and Entomology at The Land Pavilion at Epcot. Disney's Animal Programs also shares conservation messages with Guests and Cast Members (a.k.a. employees) and champions the wise use of resources across the Walt Disney World Resort property.

Disney's Animal Programs Professional Internships are unique in that they incorporate a wide range of disciplines including Zoology, Education, Biology, Conservation, Veterinary Science, Plant Science, Chemistry, Animal Husbandry and more. Visit the "Animal Program Roles" section to learn more about specific opportunities and hear testimonials from students currently taking part in Professional Internships through Disney's Animal Programs.

Interested students, please visit Click on "Walt Disney World® Resort," and select "Apply Now," then choose "Animal Programs/EPCOT Science." You will find more information about the plant science, entomology, biotechnology, and aquaculture positions under "Animal Program Roles."

Sequins and Beads and Threads...OH MY!

Rescuing traditional needle arts from extinction in the 21st century. Presented by Robert Haven, Associate Professor, Costume Technology, Theatre Department. Wednesday, September 23rd, 6-8pm in the W. T. Young Library Gallery.

September 14, 2009

UK Sustainability

Students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to learn what UK is doing in support of sustainability at the third annual Big Blue Goes Green: A Sustainability Showcase to be held September 14-25. The event is organized and sponsored by the UK President's Sustainability Advisory Committee and the Office of the Vice President for Facilities Management.

This year, instead of a one-day showcase in the Student Center, the event will be held over a two-week period and will include an interactive, online showcase of various campus sustainability initiatives, programs, and research as well as numerous sustainability events hosted throughout the UK campus and the city of Lexington.

For a more complete listing of events and to retrieve your copy of UK's first sustainability newsletter, visit

September 9, 2009

Student Travel Fund Program

Student Travel Fund Program; Apply online at
This program is available to any undergraduate student to apply for travel funding to attend national and professional conferences at which they are presenting. Travel funds may be available to assist with transportation, lodging, meals and other costs. All awards are subject to conditions set by UK and the Office of eUreKa. Contact the eUreKa Office for more information about these opportunities:

September 8, 2009

Join AMSTEMM Study Groups on the Big Blue Network

The Big Blue Network is the University of Kentucky’s new social networking site. Join AMSTEMM study groups, open exclusively to AMSTEMM members, and network with other students taking the same courses.
Visit and join the Big Blue Network, if you are not already a member. Search for an AMSTEMM study group by name and request to join. And don’t forget to join the AMSTEMM group that is open to all members.

AMSTEMM Students Accepted to UK Medical School

We are pleased to announce that AMSTEMM students Cameron Harding, Pike County, Julie Kretzer, Carter County, along with AMSTEMM mentors Laura Hamilton and Bailey Westerfield were accepted to UK Medical School for Fall 2009. In addition. two AMSTEMM students, Brittany N. Jones, Clay County, and Bradley Gibson, Knott County, were accepted to UK Medical School this Fall 2009, after completing the B.S./M.D. Accelerated Course of Study. The B.S./M.D. Accelerated Course of Study is a special track developed for a small number of motivated, mature high school students who intend to pursue a career in medicine. Students accepted into this program complete the first three years of the recommended undergraduate curriculum followed by the traditional four years of Medical School. Students are awarded the B.S. degree after successful completion of the first year of Medical School, and are then awarded the M.D. degree after successful completion of all Medical School requirements. For more information see the website:

Study Smarter Seminars Half-Price for AMSTEMM Students

The Study Smarter Seminar is an intensive, 4 hour, non-credit earning seminar offered in several evening sessions throughout the course of each semester. The total cost of the seminar is $40 ($20 for AMSTEMM) and includes a formal learning assessment, 4 hours of instruction, and all course materials, which students may keep and use as a resource to reference throughout the semester. Course topics include time management, note taking, study skills, critical reading, memory enhancement, exam preparation, and more. To register for the Study Smarter Seminar, visit Contact The Study ( if you have any questions or need assistance.

August 28, 2009

Fulbright Scholarship Information Session

Fulbright Scholarship Information Session
3 pm - Monday, August 31 - Room 211 Student Center

The deadline for campus applications is September 24, 2009. Scholarships are for 2010-2011.
The info session will cover
○ the types of Fulbright Scholarships available
○ an overview of the application process
○ Q & A
This session is open to everyone: applicants in the current application cycle, students considering the opportunity for future years, and recent alumni who would like to apply through UK this year or in upcoming application cycles.
The U.S. Student Fulbright Program offers scholarships to recent bachelor’s graduates (by start of grant), master’s and doctoral students, young professionals and artists for study and research abroad. A “Full Grant” supports a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside of the U.S. Fulbright Scholars meet, work, and live with and learn from the people of the host country on a daily basis. Grants are available to more than 140 countries worldwide.
The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships Program is designed to improve foreign students' English language abilities and knowledge of the United States. English Teaching Assistants (recipients of an “ETA Grant”) are placed outside of capital cities in over 30 countries and are fully integrated into the host community, increasing their own language skills and knowledge of the host country. ETA grantees may also pursue individual study/research plans in addition to their teaching responsibilities.
Who is eligible to apply in Fall 2009 via University of Kentucky?
Enrolled students must apply via UK.
Currently enrolled seniors who will graduate before the grant period begins (Aug. 2010)
Enrolled graduate students not holding a doctoral degree at the time of application (recipients of J.D. are eligible)
Recent UK alumni are encouraged to apply through UK, but also have the option of applying as “at-large” candidates.
Applicants must be US citizens
Can’t make the session? Want more information?
see the Fulbright website,
contact UK’s Fulbright Program Advisor, Dr. Lisa Broome-Price by phone (859.257.1537) or by email (
come to another info session – there will be other info sessions later in the academic year (geared toward future application cycles)

August 21, 2009

Welcome Back!

The Welcome and Orientation Event will be Wednesday, August 26, 2009 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM in the Student Center Grand Ballroom. All new and returning AMSTEMM students are invited to attend. Our agenda for the evening includes:
• Meet your mentor for 1st and 2nd year students
• Special guest speakers
• Receive important Fall 2009 information
• Opportunity to sign up for the Undergraduate Research Program (URP)
• Giveaways/Door prizes
• Free t-shirts for all new AMSTEMM Students
Following the program we will allow some time for you to mingle while enjoying refreshments.