NSF instrumentation grant allows for strength testing of certain newly developed materials

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s department of chemistry was awarded a highly competitive Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for $149,940 to purchase a Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA). Three chemistry faculty members will serve together at the helm of the grant — Dr. Kevin Miller, assistant professor, serves as […]

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Murray State biology associate professor presents paper at Zoological Society of London

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Kate He, an associate professor in the department of biological sciences at Murray State University, was invited to present a paper at the Zoological Society of London’s Symposium —Remote Sensing For Conservation: Uses, Prospects And Challenges this past summer. As conservation of biological diversity has been a major public concern, scientists […]

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Murray State chemistry publication offers insight into a new class of materials

MURRAY, Ky. — Researchers in the chemistry department at Murray State University recently published a paper describing the essential physical and thermal properties of a new class of ionic liquids. Traditional ionic materials, such as sodium chloride (table salt), exist as solids at room temperature and display high melting points. Ionic liquids, however, rely on […]

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Large National Science Foundation grant awarded to MSU professor

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Howard Whiteman, professor of biological sciences and director of the Watershed Studies Institute at Murray State University, has been awarded $459,998 from the National Science Foundation for his research. Whiteman and his collaborator, Dr. Cy Mott of Valdosta State University, are studying how size variation in a top predator affects both […]

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Kentucky Environmental Education Council to host town forum in Murray

MURRAY, Ky. — The Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC) and the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education will host a public meeting at Murray State University (MSU) on Aug. 28 for input on Kentucky’s five-year environmental education master plan. The meeting will be held from 4-6 p.m. in Alexander Hall, Room 240 (auditorium) on the MSU campus. The collaborative […]

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Flipped Chemistry Launches Its Online Community

from PRWeb Created by chemistry professors to serve the needs of educators who want to flip their chemistry courses, Flipped Chemistry launches an online community with over 100 members. Yesterday, Flipped Chemistry launched their online community, FlippedChemistry.com. Flipped Chemistry aims to serve chemistry educators who desire to flip their chemistry courses – a burgeoning trend […]

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Murray State finishes with Best Overall at the Parker Chainless Competition

Murray State University placed in almost every category in the 2014 Parker Chainless Competition this past spring semester in Irvine, Calif., including Best Overall. The team won first place in Manufacturability and Workmanship; Best Sprint; Sprint Team Partner with the University of Minnesota; Efficiency; and Best Overall with 1,115 points. They placed second in Innovation; […]

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New master’s of science degree in sustainability science to be offered

Murray State University will unveil a new graduate-level program in sustainability science this fall. Students across all disciplines of study have expressed an increased interest in a cleaner earth and promoting a healthier environment for the ecosystem. The university’s sustainability efforts go all the way back to 1925, when the geography, geology and agriculture departments […]

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Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Project 2014 Conference: Health Sciences and Other Interesting Careers for Girls

The Murray State University Paducah Regional Campus in Conjunction with the West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah, KY is host to the 2014 Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Project Conference.  We are very pleased to announce that ALL STUDENTS attending the conference will be admitted FREE of charge thanks to a generous donation by […]

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