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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.

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.