UNDERGRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES

Providing undergraduate students with enhanced educational experiences.

Undergraduate experiences can have a tremendous impact on future career decisions. At Kentucky NSF EPSCoR, we work to provide undergraduate students across the Commonwealth with engaging, hands-on learning experiences that encourage the pursuit of STEM degrees.

PEER-LED TEAM LEARNING
AT KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY

Helping Other Students
Achieve Their Goals

Our robust Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) program allows undergraduate students to serve as peer leaders of team learning activities at the Kentucky State University Academic Center.

APPALACHIAN BOLD PROGRAM

Extending Science Learning in Eastern Kentucky

The Appalachian B.O.L.D. (Bioeconomy, Outreach, Leadership, and Development) Summer Camp aims to increase the diversity of people entering the STEM workforce by targeting the state’s economically challenged coal regions and engaging students in STEM disciplines.

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RESEARCH SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Providing Research Experiences for Underrepresented Undergraduate Students

The Research Scholars Program provides financial support for faculty-mentored research projects for underrepresented undergrad students in STEM fields.

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EPSCoR INTERNSHIPS

Connecting Students with Successful Science and Tech Companies in KY

KY NSF EPSCoR provides financial support for Kentucky postsecondary undergraduate students to sponsor their internship experience with S&T companies with an operating presence in Kentucky.

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70%

Interns are 70% more likely to be hired as full-time employees.

What Employers Say:
66%

66% of employers feel that relevant work experience is the most important factor in their hiring decisions.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

Getting Undergraduate
Students in the Lab

Kentucky NSF EPSCoR is working to stimulate and create formalized research structures for laboratory-based undergraduate research by implementing a formal Undergraduate Research Program at the University of Kentucky.