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Dr. Julia Bohannon, EKU aluma (B.S. Biology, 2004), received the Society for Leukocyte Biology 2017 Jeanette Thornbecke Award

Dr. Julia Bohannon

"Dr. Julia Bohannon, EKU aluma (B.S. Biology, 2004), received the Society for Leukocyte Biology 2017 Jeanette Thornbecke Award.  The award is presented to a deserving young female investigator.

Julia is an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University and her researchis aimed at investigating immunomodulatory therapies for the prevention and treatment of infection and sepsis following a severe burn injury.

Gaming in Spotlight at Annual Vector Conference

Students in Motion Capture Studio in the Department of Computer Science

Approximately 300 game development professionals, students and hobbyists from around the U.S. are expected to converge on the Eastern Kentucky University campus this week for the fourth annual Vector Conference.

The event, to be held April 20-21 in the Perkins Building, is sponsored by the EKU Gaming Institute, RunJumpDev, the Kentucky Innovation Network Richmond Office, ID@Xbox, Epic Games, Wendell Wilson Business Technology Consulting, I Need Diverse Games and McAlister’s Deli.

Science Bldg. Phase 2 Earns LEED Gold Honor

EKU's Science Building

Eastern Kentucky University has been honored again for its commitment to environmental stewardship.

University officials learned recently that Phase 2 of its Science Building, the largest such facility on any college campus in the Commonwealth, was granted LEED Gold status by the U.S. Green Building Council. (LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.) A ceremony will be held at a later date.

Four years ago, nearby South Hall became the first LEED Gold-certified residence hall on a state university campus in Kentucky.

Game Design Program among Top 50 Worldwide

Students minoring in Game Content Design inspect 3D printed versions of models

Video games have long been a favorite pastime of college students worldwide.

At Eastern Kentucky University, home to an internationally prominent undergraduate program in game design, students are preparing to develop games for the next generation of players.

For the third consecutive year, EKU’s game design program ranks among the top 50 undergraduate programs worldwide in the field, according to The Princeton Review. The Review ranks EKU’s program, the first of its kind in Kentucky, 47th this year, the same as a year ago.

Dr. Judy Jenkins from Department of Chemistry Highlighted in EKU's QEP Profile

Dr. Judy Jenkins, right, works with two students in Chemistry Lab

Dr. Judy Jenkins, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, was highlighted in EKU's QEP Profile which is a series of interviews with campus QEP leaders – those staff, faculty and administrators across campus promoting the goals of EKU’s Quality Enhancement Plan. The current QEP, Read with Purpose, calls for Eastern to develop critical readers through the use of metacognitive strategies.

February 2018 Alumni Newsletter Available

Katherine "Katt" Grasberger delivers student commencement speech

February 2018 Alumni Newsletter available.  Check out all the exiciting things the College of Science has been doing!

Visit http://science.eku.edu/newsletter-february-2018!

(Photo: Katherine "Katt" Grasberger delivers student commencement speech at the Fall 2017 Commencement ceremony)

Chemistry Student Takes First at KAS

Rachel Bracker

Eastern Kentucky University student Rachel Bracker captured first place in her category in recent competition at the Kentucky Academy of Science annual conference.

Bracker won for her poster presentation in Analytical/Physical Chemistry.

The event, bringing together some of the leading science students from colleges and universities throughout Kentucky, was held Nov. 3-4 at Murray State University. The theme this year was "Science and Society."

Novelis Gifts Support STEM Camp, Recycling

Andrew Polter, Tom Otieno, Monica Johnson, Tammy Peyton, and Patrick McKee

Novelis Aluminum Corporation recently donated $7,000 to support a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) summer camp in the College of Science at Eastern Kentucky University. The camp, a new initiative of the college that targets high school students, will be launched in the summer of 2018.

Activities for Celebration of Science and Mathematics Week Commence

Celebration of Science and Mathematics week collage of events

Celebration of Science and Mathematics week is underway and what a week it has been so far!  We have had the privilege of honoring Dr. Gary Booth and Dr. Tracie Prater with the College of Science Award which is presented to people who have made impactful contributions to the College, attending the Alumni Lecture Series where Dr.

Science and Mathematics Week Sept. 11-16

Science Building

Having recently opened the largest science facility on any campus in the Commonwealth, Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Science will celebrate with Science and Mathematics Week on the Richmond campus.

The celebration, from Monday, Sept. 11, through Saturday, Sept. 16, will feature a dedication of Phase 2 of the University’s new Science Building, special speakers, hands-on activities for visiting high schoolers, tours of the facility, a free Hummel Planetarium show, Family Nature Day at Maywoods Environmental and Educational Laboratory, and more.