Two female middle school students work on a project with building blocks in a classroom at Murray Middle School.

Murray State professor brings STEM Club to local middle school girls

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Stephanie Hendrith of Murray State University established an after school club in fall 2018 for local fourth and fifth grade girls to introduce them to all the possibilities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The club was founded and organized by Hendrith, assistant professor of early childhood and elementary […]

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#RacerInternships: Murray State’s Test Drive a Racer program introduces students to real-world education opportunities

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University students in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences applied their classroom knowledge to the real world this summer through the University’s Test Drive a Racer internship program. The Test Drive a Racer program provides internship opportunities at Kentucky firms or agencies for outstanding juniors or seniors in STEM fields. The Jesse […]

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Pictured (from left to right) are Dr. Robin Zhang, chair for the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences; Jennie Rottinghaus, director of development for the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology; Dr. George Kipphut, professor emeritus and former department chair; and Dr. Claire Fuller, interim dean of the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Professor emeritus creates Murray State scholarship for earth and environmental sciences students

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. George Kipphut of Murray established and endowed an annual scholarship at Murray State University to benefit students preparing for careers in the field of earth and environmental sciences. The Alice and George Kipphut Sr. Scholarship in Earth and Environmental Sciences supports junior and senior students pursuing degrees in the University’s Department of Earth and […]

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Two students stand on opposite sides of a baja buggy painted in Murray State blue and gold. Another student sits inside the baja buggy.

Murray State students build baja buggy for competition

MURRAY, Ky. — Three Murray State University students in the Institute of Engineering designed and built a baja buggy, a single-seat and all-terrain sporting vehicle, for their senior design course. They then traveled to Pittsburg, Kansas, in May 2018 to compete against other colleges at the Baja SAE Competition.  

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Murray State professor escorts student volunteers to Murray Middle School for STEM Day

MURRAY, Ky. — In an effort to explore the impact exposure to STEM-related content has on children, Dr. Stephanie Hendrith, assistant professor of early childhood and elementary education at Murray State University, escorted a group of student volunteers to Murray Middle School for STEM Day. Hendrith was named the Ashland, Inc. Endowed Professor in the College of Education […]

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Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State hosts security conference

MURRAY, Ky. — The 10th annual Patterns of Distinction – Security Matters Conference took place April 26 in the Curris Center at Murray State University. Murray State’s Program of Distinction in telecommunications systems management (TSM) and Community Financial Services Bank (CFSB) co-hosted the conference, which is the largest security conference in the region with more than 200 […]

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Murray State team of students wins state innovation contest

MURRAY, Ky. — A team of Murray State University students recently found success at the Alltech Innovation Competition in Lexington, securing the undergraduate first place prize with their venture Pip & Dip. The team, which consisted of Aaron Stevens (Cadiz), Blakely Broder (St. Charles, Missouri) and Jordan Young (Princeton), used 3D printing technology to develop a finger brace […]

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Electromechanical engineering technology students at Murray State stand with their hydraulic bike.

Engineering students at Murray State bring home first place in national competition

MURRAY, Ky. — Electromechanical engineering technology students at Murray State University recently placed first in competition at the National Fluid Power Association’s (NFPA) Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge in Ames, Iowa. The team won for their design and build of a hydraulic bike, which is a chainless bicycle operated by liquid pumping through tubes from a hydraulic pump to […]

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Murray State wins awards at national information technology conference

MURRAY, Ky. — The telecommunications systems management case study team from Murray State University won the 2018 ITERA National Case Study Competition in Lexington on April 7, competing against many universities from across the country. The annual competition is hosted by the Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA) with teams of students required to solve a […]

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Students work on computers in a classroom.

Center for Telecommunications Systems Management co-sponsors TechMania event for high school students

MURRAY, Ky. — More than 125 students from high schools around west Kentucky competed in TechMania on Thursday, March 29, at WK&T Technology Park in Mayfield. Murray State University and West Kentucky Community and Technical College sponsored the competition that encouraged students to consider information technology as a career. “TechMania provided opportunities for high school and middle school […]

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