The University of Kentucky STEM Through Authentic Research and Training (START) program recently closed out its summer session, with START Apprentices gaining tremendous insight into research careers and higher education.
The program began with a week of apprentices developing a growth mindset, harnessing their strengths, training in mentorship, and learning about campus resources for student success. It served as a platform that promoted personal growth, ignited a sense of belonging on campus, and created lasting friendships among the participants.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 28, 2023)— University of Kentucky freshman Lordina Mensah recently became the university's first student to be accepted into the Patti Grace Smith Fellowship, a nationally competitive aerospace fellowship program.
In recognition of its strong commitment to student achievement, the University of Kentucky STEM Through Authentic Research and Training (START) program was honored with the Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) Golden Apple Award.
The Golden Apple Award recognizes high-achieving programs and organizations that partner with FCPS to advance education and mentorship opportunities for students in the community. Members of the UK START program received the award on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the FCPS State of the Schools Address event.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 26, 2022) — The STEM Through Authentic Research and Training (START) program at the University of Kentucky is creating a unique pipeline to increase science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) literacy and promote STEM careers for traditionally underrepresented populations — people of color, individuals with disabilities, students from free or reduced lunch schools, first-generation college students and girls and women in STEM.
Luke H. Bradley , Catherine E. Bohnett , Brittany N. Derr , Michael Lauer , Fara Williams , Anthony P. Sinai , Julie A. Bradley , Margaret Mohr-Schroeder
May 23, 2022
ABSTRACT: The STEM Through Authentic Research and Training (START) Program is a new program integrating academic, social, and professional experiences, in the theme of exomedicine, to build a pipeline into college for first generation and traditionally underrepresented students by providing year-round authentic opportunities and professional development for high school students and teachers.
The UK START Program partnered with the UK Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition to host a tour for Frederick Douglas High School students. In addition to hosting tours, START aims to engage and support underrepresented STEM students through a variety of virtual and classroom presentations at several schools in the area.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 5, 2022) — The University of Kentucky will host an information session for this fall’s 2022 Curiosity Fair from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the William T. Young Gallery. The information session is open to everyone.
The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research recently announced 18 undergraduate winners of the 57th annual Oswald Research and Creativity Awards. Chad Risko, faculty director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, and several research ambassadors were on hand to congratulate the winners and distribute the awards.
This Fall, members of the UK START Team were able, at long last, to resume in-person STEM outreach in several local high schools, on a range of STEM topics, from dissections, anatomy specimen protocol, traumatic brain injuries, COVID Immunology, to interactive demonstrations, such as Symphony of the Cell.
This project was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA), Grant Number R25 GM132961, from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NIGMS or NIH.