Pictured are administrators, faculty, staff and students representing Murray State University at this year’s Posters at the Capitol event.

Murray State University students share research during 2019 Posters at the Capitol

Murray State, serving as head university for program, featured research from 19 students accompanied by faculty mentors MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University students traveled to Frankfort on Feb. 21 to share research and creative activity with state legislators during the annual Posters at the Capitol event. For nearly 20 years, undergraduates have presented their […]

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Professor Daniel Johnson (left) and Murray State senior Abby Bratton work with one of the instruments in the Polymer and Materials Science Characterization Laboratory.

Murray State University chemistry faculty build state-of-the-art polymer laboratory

MURRAY, Ky. — Polymer and materials science is a growing area of research at Murray State University. Over the past several years, two Murray State chemistry professors, Kevin Miller and R. Daniel Johnson, have built the state-of-the-art Polymer and Materials Science Characterization Laboratory, providing students with a learning experience unique to both the region and […]

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Murray State University math department hosts Math Day 2019

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics hosted Math Day 2019 at Murray State on Feb. 7. High school students and teachers from the 18-county service region gathered in the Curris Center for a day of math competitions and math-related activities.  Ten high schools and 200 registered students and faculty were […]

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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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Austin Johnessee stands in front of a building that says "Emergency Operations Center."

#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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Volunteers at STEM Day stand together for a photo.

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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A set of gates on campus.

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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The students hold a large check for $10,000.

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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