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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!!!

https://science.eku.edu/newsletter-august-1-2018

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.

Battelle Gift Supports Undergraduate Research in Science

Battelle group, student researchers, and faculty mentors.

For the second consecutive year, Battelle, a global nonprofit research and development organization, has made a significant investment in the undergraduate research program in the College of Science at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU).

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

Dr. Julia Bohannon

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

Julia is an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University and her research is 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."