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New Solar Farm Goes Online

EKU Solar Farm

With the help of EKU alumnus, Gary Booth, a new solar farm went online in December.  This solar farm will help provide clean, renewable energy and help the university offset approximately 330 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year.  The new solar arrays have the potential to generate 450,000 kilowatt-hours a year, which is the equivalent of enough energy to power roughly 40 homes for a year.

Koenig Eastern's First-Ever Rhodes Scholar Finalist

Nick Koenig

Eastern Kentucky University senior Nick Koenig recently competed as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and most celebrated award for postgraduate international study. Recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship study at the University of Oxford in England with all expenses covered for several years. Only 32 American students were chosen as winners, and while not ultimately selected as a 2021 Rhodes Scholar, Koenig’s participation in the final stages of the competition on Nov.

Today is Giving Tuesday

EKU College of Science Endowment for Student Success
Today is Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement designed to kick off the holiday season by giving you an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.

Please take time to support the College of Science by giving to the Endowment for Student Success.  This fund was established to develop a reliable source, in perpetuity, of enhanced support for activities that foster student persistence, academic success, and life-long learning.


Students receive second place award at 2020 Kentucky Academy of Science Meeting

Three third year students in the Department of Biological Sciences, Ms. Haley Bruss, Maray Baker and Haven Jacob, received the Second Place Award for Oral Student Presentations in the Computer and Information Science Section of the 2020 Meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science. The title of their presentation was “Failure of fungal telomeres to maintain sequence integrity at chromosome ends in Magnaporthe”.

Find out more about the College of Science through Live Chats!!!!

Physics student participating in an experiment

Are you a student interested in learning what the College of Science has to offer?

Come and join us at one of our live chats! We will talk about our different programs, fun facts, and answer any questions you have.

Currently, our three sessions are on September 24th at 4 pm, October 16th at 4 pm, and October 28th at 4 pm.

Student Research Travel Awards Available

Student research travel awards are designed to provide financial assistance to students in the College of Science at Eastern Kentucky University who wish to present the results of their original research at professional conferences. This year we anticipate most, if not all, conferences will be held virtually and this award, if approved, would cover costs of presenting (such as registration, etc.) since no travel would be necessary.

COVID 19 Restrictions

COVID 19 Restrictions in Science Building

Due to COVID-19 many are still working remotely. If you need to see someone in person, please contact them before coming to the Science Building as some of our space is limited by social distancing restrictions.

If you have advising questions, please contact one of our advisors via email or phone. Contact information for college advisors can be found at

Thank you for your patience during this time.

College of Science Alumni Newsletter, August 1, 2020

August 1, 2020 Alumni Newsletter

The College of Science Alumni Newsletter for August 2020 now available.


EKU College of Science COVID-19

Eastern Kentucky and the College of Science take the health and well being of our students, faculty, and staff very seriously.  For the latest information on how the university is responding to COVID-19, please visit COVID-19 Response page.