Inside Look

EKU Home to Chestnut Revival Effort

Chestnut tree being planted

The American chestnut tree once thrived in Appalachia. Thanks to the Kentucky chapter of The American Chestnut Federation (TACF), the Arbor Day Foundation, Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, it may one day again.


Student working in Chemistry Lab


If you are interested in doing research this summer in the College of Science and getting paid to do it, consider applying for the Batelle-EKU Science Scholars Program.

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Application deadline is March 26, 2019, so apply now!!!!

New State Police Digital Forensics Lab Opens on EKU’s Campus

Officials from EKU and KSP cut the ribbon on a new crime labe

Officials from Eastern Kentucky University and Kentucky State Police joined forces to cut the ribbon — or, rather,  a strip of yellow crime scene tape — on a new, first-of-its-kind digital forensics laboratory on EKU’s campus Friday.

QEP Leader Profile: Dr. Garett Yoder

D. Garett Yoder

Dr. Garett Yoder, coordinator of general education and professor of physics, highlighted as a QEP Leader.

November, 2018 Alumni Newsletter Available

Drs. Nelson D. Horseman and Julia K. Bohannon receive Alumni Award.

Check out our Alumni Newsletter to see what is happening in the College of Science!

Novelis Gift Supports Science & Math Camp

Novelis presents check to support STEM camp to Dr. Tom Otieno and faculty

For the second consecutive year, Novelis, the leading producer of flat-rolled aluminum products and the world’s largest recycler of aluminum, has made a $7,000 gift in support of the Science and Mathematics Summer Camp program in the College of Science at Eastern Kentucky University.

The check presentation ceremony was held in the Science Building on EKU’s campus on Sept. 14. Representing Novelis were Tammy Peyton, environmental health and safety assistant, and Christine Morgan, human resources coordinator.

College of Science Honors Horseman, Bohannon

Drs. Nelson D. Horseman and Julia K. Bohannon receive College of Science Award.

Eastern Kentucky University graduates Dr. Nelson D. Horseman and Dr. Julia K. Bohannon were each presented the EKU College of Science Award during ceremonies on Sept. 10. The college’s highest honor is presented to individuals who have made impactful contributions to the college.

2nd Annual Celebration of Science & Mathematics Week to be held September 10-15

Celebration of Science and Mathematics week collage of events

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The College held its first Celebration of Science and Mathematics Week in September 2017.  The event was initiated as a means of highlighting science and mathematics programs at EKU following a structural reorganization that resulted in the establishment of the college on July 1, 2016.  It is an opportunity for the college to increase its visibility to both internal and external constituencies.

Alumni Newsletter, August 2018

Students attending Science and Math Camp pose for photo

Check out our Alumni Newsletter for August!  Find out all the amazing things going on in the College of Science!!!

20 Attend Science and Math Summer Camp

Students attending Science and Math Camp pose for photo

How can you use a suspect’s computer to recover important clues for solving a crime? How can we use the energy in sunlight to power our planet? How can the way voting districts are drawn affect the fairness of our elections? What are the biological changes that happen to our bodies during exercise, and why?

The College of Science at Eastern Kentucky University launched a science and math summer camp this year to engage high school students in using tools offered by science and math to craft viable solutions to such world problems.