University of KentuckyUK Center for Applied Energy Research UK College of EngineeringNational Science Foundation

Prospective Students

If you are interested in obtaining a degree – and perhaps pursing an academic career – in engineering, the Center for Applied Energy Research and the College of Engineering of the University of Kentucky have a mentoring program designed to help incoming African American, Hispanic or Native American engineering students make an auspicious entry into the field.

Through this program you will:

Launch a successful career in engineering by building a résumé while you are still in college!

Interested students should send their CV and a one page cover letter discussing their engineering area(s) of interest and the research group(s) within CAER they are most interested in working with - as well as their career plans - to:


Learn more about each of the research groups within UK CAER (pdf documents):

Learn more about the UK CAER from this short video: