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EKU Student Wins at Regional Conference

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EKU senior chemistry major Casey Howdieshell was awarded the Oak Ridge Association of Universities (ORAU) Best Presentation in Analytical Chemistry after presenting at the 46th Southeast Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) held at the University of Tennessee. Each year, students from regional universities present their research and compete.

Special Course Offering

This spring Dr. Gao will be teaching her green chemistry special topics course. Our quality of life and very manner of living are dependent on chemical innovations. Yet chemistry is typically associated with creating environmental pollution problems rather than solving them.

Student Spotlight: Jacy Ball

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I grew up in a small town, Pine Knot Kentucky located in McCreary County, but attended Whitley County High School which exposed me to chemistry.  As a result I developed an interest in pursuing a science degree.  As a  freshman in college, I had no clue what type of science degree I wanted, options seemed endless.

Alumni Spotlight: Joseph Johnson

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Our Chemistry Alumni Spotlight focuses on Joseph (Joe) Johnson who graduated in Spring 2013 with a Bachelors of Science - Chemistry and also received the EKU Chemistry Emerging Chemist Award (in the same semester).  We had a chance to chat with Joe who is currently an Analytical Chemist with KD Analytical that provides instrument training and supp

New Ambient Ionization Research Published

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A project (primarily performed by an EKU chemistry undergradaute student) utilizing Direct analysis in real time (DART) to desorb/ionize a series of fused-ring heterocyclic organometallic compounds and allow molecular analysis using a linear ion-trap mass spectrometer was recently published in Analytical Methods.

EKU Chemistry Research Published

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EKU Chemistry undergraduate and graduate students working with Dr. Buchang Shi have published two articles in a recent edition of Topics in Catalysis.

Pharmacists Exceed Average Job Growth and Starting Salary

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Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer advice on their safe use.

EKU Student Accepted for National Program

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Congratulations to Kate Tran!
Kate Tran, a sophomore forensic science major at Eastern Kentucky University, has been selected as one of 15 recipients in the U.S. for the Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School.  The program will be held at Washington State University for six weeks in the summer of 2015.

Chemistry Graduate Student Wins at EKU Research Expo

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Zach Sellers, fifth from left, was presented an Outstanding Poster Certificate for his presented work at the EKU Graduate Research Expo, sponsored by the EKU Society of Foundation Professors. The new event was launched this year to give graduate students from across the university an opportunity to share their scholarly work with the public.

Forensic Science Professor Skydives for Students

EKU faculty often travel beyond the scope of their job descriptions for their students. For one chemistry professor getting the job done meant jumping out of an airplane at 10,000 feet. Students in Dr. Diane Vance's special topics course, "Weapons of Mass Destruction," bought her a gift certificate to skydive to show their appreciation for her teaching.