Calloway County High School students win Murray State University scholarships at 46th annual Chemistry Scholarship Tournament

On Nov. 10, four students from area high schools earned the highest scores at the Murray State University chemistry department’s 46th annual Chemistry Scholarship Tournament. These top-scoring students — Claire Umstead, Michael Okuda and Zach Ellis of Calloway County High School and Will Zehm of Marion High School — were awarded scholarships funded by student […]

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Computer science student wins third place at state conference

Seth Pritchett, a sophomore computer science student from Henderson, Ky. won third place in the undergraduate research competition at the annual Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS) meeting held in Louisville, Ky. on Nov. 5. He presented results from a research project he and three other students are currently working on under the supervision of faculty […]

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Murray State University receives $1.1 million National Science Foundation grant

Murray State University’s department of biological sciences, through the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology, recently received a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s initiative, S-STEM (Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The grant is titled “Upper Delta Region Biodiversity Scholarship Program.” Rooted in experiential learning for students, a […]

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Murray State University’s engineering physics program receives full reaccreditation from EAC/ABET

Murray State University’s flagship engineering degree program in engineering physics, administered by the Institute of Engineering through the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology, has received full reaccreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). Murray State’s engineering physics program is a rigorous four-year engineering degree […]

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TSM hosts Cyber Experience Camp for middle school students

MURRAY, Ky. — This summer Murray State University’s Program of Distinction in Telecommunications Systems Management (TSM) hosted its second Cyber Experience, a free day camp for students grades in 6-8 at MSU’s Paducah Regional Campus. Fourteen students from McCracken County attended the free camp June 15-18. Throughout the week students were exposed to different aspects […]

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Murray State professor writes second edition of textbook

Dr. Ramesh Gupta, professor and head of the toxicology department at Murray State University’s Breathitt Veterinary Center, has authored a second edition of his textbook Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents, which will be released in February. The new edition will expand on the recent advances in the chemical field. Nine new chapters include […]

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MSU plays role in Blue Shore arrival

Originally appeared on Murray Ledger & Times Asian carp in western Kentucky have met their match. Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Blue Shore Fishery LLC is locating a facility in Tri City in Graves County. Blue Shore, a manufacturer of healthy food products from Asian carp, is expected to create up to 66 new jobs […]

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MSU case study finalists prepare for Final Four

MURRAY, Ky. — Nine years of competition. Eight final four appearances. Four national titles. One Program of Distinction — Murray State University’s Telecommunications Systems Management (TSM). On March 27, a Murray State University team of TSM students, selected by the International Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA), will head to Washington, D.C., for the annual […]

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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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