Chase Ballard

Chase Ballard

Undergraduate Research Student

Chase, from Crittenden, Kentucky, is a Senior at the University of Kentucky majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Mathematics and Graphic Design. She has always been passionate about the arts and now loves being able to incorporate the arts with her analytical side through programming and Computer Science. Because of her passion for technology and the arts, Chase was especially excited to be a part of this team and appreciates the opportunities and experiences it allows her to have. Her interests in Computer Science include front-end development, web development, and software engineering. After graduation, she hopes to have a job in front-end development or software development where she can continue to incorporate the arts into her programming.

Christy Chapman Research and Partnership Specialist

Christy Chapman

Research and Partnership Specialist

Christy frames and tells the stories of our research – its technical achievements and broader impacts – to diverse audiences. She also manages the relationships with all our stakeholders, including foundations, student researchers, philanthropic donors, collaborating academics, partner institutions, and media representatives. Her work includes mentoring students in the process of producing and disseminating research results; writing and editing articles, lectures, grant proposals, website pages, and other communication vehicles; managing our digital assets; and ensuring compliance with proper contractual agreements.