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We are excited to welcome BCTC students with an interest in STEM fields such as Biology, Chemistry and Math to join the University of Kentucky STEMCats program! STEMCats is an opportunity to explore all that UK and STEM has to offer. STEMCats is a year long program where STEM students are exposed to multiple STEM career pathways and do research with scientists from UK.  

Why should I be a STEMCat?

  • Learn about STEM careers
  • Get to know UK professors
  • Do authentic research with UK faculty
  • Matched with an upper level UK student as a mentor
  • Make friends with UK STEM students
  • Ease the transition from BCTC to the University of Kentucky



Classes Required

Fall: BIO 299- Selected Topics in Biology: STEM Careers UK STEMCats (1 credit, Mondays from 5:00-5:50pm)

Spring: BIO 295- Independent Investigation in Biology (1 credit, days and time vary by lab section)


For more information or to apply contact:

Tammy Liles |  859-246-6449  |


*Space is limited.