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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.

Phase II of the Science Building Open for Business

Aerial View of the Science Building

It has been a long journey getting to this point. “It took many years of deliberating, planning, working hard, thinking creatively, and lobbying on the part of many people including faculty, staff, administrators, the design team, and elected officials to get to this point,” said Dr. Tom Otieno, Interim Dean of the College of Science.

Student Speaker Learns New Meaning of "No"

Kelsi Peters

Three years ago, Eastern Kentucky University student Kelsi Peters was questioning if the major she had chosen was right for her. Her studies were not coming as easily as she had anticipated. She was worried she had failed, that she had seen the end of one of her lifelong dreams. She felt the universe telling her “No” to everything she wanted to do.

$20,000 Gift from Battelle to Support Student Research in the College of Science

Students receiving Battelle Research Scholarships and their faculty mentors.

As part of its charitable contribution plan, Battelle, a global nonprofit research and development organization, recently donated $20,000 to support student research in the College of Science at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU).

EKU Game Design Program Ranks 47th Internationally

EKU Game Design

RICHMOND, Ky. –A survey in the Princeton Review ranked Eastern Kentucky University’s game design program 47th of 150 institutions offering game design coursework and/or degrees in the United States, Canada, and some other countries.

The company’s 40-question survey asked schools to report on everything from their academic offerings and lab facilities to their graduates’ starting salaries and career achievements. Among criteria The Princeton Review weighed to make its selections: each school’s academics, facilities, career services, and technology.

Campus to Host Annual Kentucky Science Fair

Annual KY Science Fair

Eastern Kentucky University will host the 15th annual Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair for middle school and high school students on Saturday, April 1.

The fair, sponsored by Lexmark and open to the public, is expected to feature the work of nearly 300 students who have advanced through local and regional events in 20 categories to compete for trophies, ribbons, university and private scholarships and special awards from the U.S. military, corporations and organizations.

Gift Funds Scholarships for Science, Math Majors

Symone Purcell

An anonymous gift of $1.25 million will fund scholarships in math and science at Eastern Kentucky University.

The donor provided an immediate donation of $250,000, with the balance of $1 million part of an estate gift.