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Chemistry Faculty Position Open

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Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry

The Forensic Science Program ( in the Department of Chemistry ( at Eastern Kentucky University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Analytical Chemistry with appointment to begin August 15, 2018.

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The newly formed EKU College of Science has prepared the following video to highlight the different departments and resources available to students. 

New EKU Astrochemistry Research Published

A project under the direction of Dr. Donghui Quan was recently published in The Astrophysical Journal. The isomers of ethanimine (CH3CHNH) were recently detected toward the star-forming region Sagittarius (Sgr) B2(N) using the Green Bank Telescope PRIMOS cm-wave spectral data, and imaged by the Australia Telescope Compact Array.

Chemistry Research Video Series

EKU Chemistry Research

The EKU Department of Chemistry has started to develop a video series about the research opportunities done in the laboratories of various faculty members.  Learn more about the research done in Dr. Judy Jenkin's lab in the EKU Chemistry Department. These opportunities are available to students at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Transferring to EKU Chemistry?

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With the clear career pathway offered by our chemistry programs some students choose to transfer from a community college. Many students elect to begin their college careers at the Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges System, KCTCS.  Below are five transfer guides for our most popular programs based on the upcoming fall, 2015 catalog at EKU and KCTCS.

KAS Chemistry Winners!

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The Kentucky Academy of Science held its 2016 Annual Meeting November 4‐5 at the University of Louisville. More than 700 scientists and students attended the 2016 Annual meeting, and hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students from Kentucky and regional colleges and universities participated in the research competitions.

EKU's First Accelerated Dual Degree (3+2) program

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EKU undergraduate students majoring in chemistry or forensic science now have the opportunity to integrate the MS Chemistry degree with their current degree allowing them to complete the MS degree with one additional year as part of an accelerated dual degree program.   In this program, students take graduate core courses in 4 out of the 5 sub-disciplines of chemistry, graduate electi

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