STEM Retaining STEM Students A Challenge By Karyn Czar • Jun 3, 2014 It's no secret that the science, technology, engineering, and mathematical fields can be demanding. Improving Diversity In STEM Education By Tom Godell • Apr 22, 2014 www.research.uky.edu UK President Eli Capilouto led the effort to obtain a five year $2.5M National Science Foundation grant to improve diversity in STEM education. He explains on this edition of UK Perspectives. Graduation Rate Up In Ky., But Achievement Gap Persists By Josh James • Dec 19, 2013 Kentucky's graduate rates jumped between 2011 and 2012, but the state lost ground in a number of other areas. Kentucky Joins Multi-State STEM Education Network By Brenna Angel • Nov 30, 2012 LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky is joining a network of 15 other states focused on improving education in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math – also known as STEM.