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Council on Postsecondary Education study shows growing demand for engineers in Kentucky

Offering more evidence that higher education matters, the benefits of an engineering degree will continue to climb in Kentucky over the next decade thanks to growing demand in the job market and competitive salaries, a new report shows. The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) released the analysis on Monday, projecting that engineering jobs will increase more than 11.2 percent in Kentucky...

Lexington’s Lockheed Martin at Bluegrass Station presented Governor’s Safety and Health Award

Gov. Matt Bevin and Labor Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey presented Lockheed Martin with the Governor’s Safety and Health Award for working 2,425,069 consecutive hours without a lost time injury or illness. “Bluegrass Station has an economic footprint of over $270 million, and Lockheed Martin’s nearly 2,000 employees are a major reason for this,” said Bevin. “While we are thankful for...

AquaBots camp gives girls glimpse at science, technology, math and engineering careers

Participating in AquaBots from left to right are: Divya Sunderam, Keziah Thomas and Katie O’Niell. (Photo from UK)   By Jenny Wells Special to KyForward   Nineteen girls from grades seven to 11 participated in AquaBots, a STEM camp (science, technology, engineering and math) designed just for girls. Hosted by the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative and the University of Kentucky, the...