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University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that four UK graduates have been offered Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships and three have accepted the award. The UK recipients are among approximately 1,700 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2017-18 academic year through the prestigious program. In addition, two other UK students were selected as alternates for the program.

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A longtime University of Kentucky educator, researcher and farmer is the new chair of the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

Michael Montross assumed his new role July 1.

Montross has been a member of the department since 1999, after he graduated with a doctorate from Purdue University. He also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Michigan State University.

The UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is hosting the free event to introduce high school students to the many careers in agriculture the field offers.

A recent day-long workshop at the University of Kentucky encouraged 120 Kentucky middle-school girls to consider STEM careers.

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