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College of Science November 1, 2019 Alumni Newletter Available

Iconic Professors Meredith Cox, Sanford Jones, and John Meisenheimer Sr.

The November 1, 2019 edition of the College's Alumni Newletter now available.

Novelis Gifts to Support Science and Mathematics Summer Camp at EKU

Dr. Tom Otieno accepts check from Novelis

Novelis, the world’s leading producer and recycler of aluminum products recently donated $7,000 to support EKU’s annual Science and Mathematics summer camp, bringing their three-year total support for the Eeastern Kentucky University College of Science to $21,000.

EKU Alum Named an Inventor of the GPS

Tom Logsdon

A global system that powers modern life was produced by decades of experimentation and hundreds of brilliant minds. One of those minds is an Eastern Kentucky University Colonel. Tom Logsdon, a 1959 graduate of EKU, was recently named one of 28 official inventors of the GPS by the U.S. Air Force. 

3rd Annual Celebration of Science & Mathematics Week to be held September 9-14

3rd Annual Celebration of Science & Mathematics Week to be held September 9-14

Our third annual celebration of science and mathematics week will be held September 9 to 14, 2019. The event will feature special lectures, hands-on activities and campus tours for area high school students, a free planetarium show, and Family Nature Day at Maywoods. The program is available

Battelle Gifts to Support Research in Science Totals $70,000

Battelle Group and EKU Administration

Battelle, a global nonprofit research and development organization, continues to make significant investments in the undergraduate research program in the College of Science at Eastern Kentucky University. Battelle made a donation of $30,000 to the program last spring, bringing the total gifts for the last three years to $70,000.

EKU Hosts Successful Math and Science Camp

Group photo of camp participants

For just $50, participants are finding the five-day residential science and mathematics summer camp program hosted by the EKU College of Science at Eastern Kentucky University a hard bargain to beat.

Open to rising high school juniors and seniors, the academic curriculum features hands-on activities from multiple disciplines, including biological sciences, chemistry, geosciences, computer science, mathematics and statistics, and physics and astronomy.

20-Year-Old Graduates at Top of Class

Tristan Colpitts

Some college students still haven’t picked their majors by age 20. Others, like Eastern Kentucky University student Tristan Colpitts, have graduated Summa Cum Laude from one of the hardest STEM programs on campus.


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.

For more information, visit:

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

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.

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.