• Academic Living & Learning Success Coordinator
111 Patterson Hall
(859) 257-9252

Welcome to STEMCats!

Fall Semester (BIO 101 - Seminar series)

The first one-credit hour course, Careers & Research in Math & Science will give early exposure to the fascinations and endless possibilities of STEM disciplines, modern trends and applications, the variety and diversifying STEM careers available, hands-on experiences, and interactions with successful in STEM disciplines hold potential to boost student persistence via evoking enthusiasm and facilitating the quest for a student’s ‘correct fit.’  Course meetings will be conducted by research faculty from across campus, invited external STEM experts, recent alumni, STEM-based entrepreneurs, civic leaders, policy makers and state STEM educators and administrators.  This course will be team-facilitated highlighting “team science” and interdisciplinary approaches.  This course will be taught in the classroom and on-site visits.

Spring Semester

The second one-credit hour course will give you early exposure to research.  Students will learn from authentic research in this first year course.  Students will meet twice a week in a laboratory which is mentored by one or several faculty members.  All students will be required to do research projects. 

Components of the Course, Class Times and Location:

1.   Laboratory Research Sessions: Dependent upon the project selected by student. For times and locations of all projects, please see section below

2.   Research Forum: Poster presentation at the UK Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars at Student Center Ballrooms followed by STEMCats certificate award ceremony at a location to be determined.

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