Celebration of Science and Math Week Set for Sept. 9-14

Published on September 04, 2019

Eastern Kentucky University has announced the schedule for its third annual Celebration of Science and Mathematics Week Sept. 9-14, 2019. The event will feature special lectures, hands-on activities and campus tours for area high school students, a free planetarium show, and Family Nature Day at Maywoods.

The lectures, planetarium show, and Family Nature Day are all free and open to the public.

Highlights of the week include:

Monday, Sept. 9 – Alumni Lecture Series, Ms. Erika Winter, “Fingerprints for Success: Navigating the world ofSpeaker

Science as a Latina," 7:30 p.m., 3104 Science Building. The 2006 EKU graduate (B.S. Forensics Science, Biology Concentration) is currently a team leader in the Automotive and Aerospace Division with the Sherwin-Williams Company in Richmond, KY.

Tuesday, Sept. 10 – Hummel Planetarium show, 6-7:30 p.m., free and open to public.

Thursday, Sept. 12 – Chautauqua lecture byDr. Oswald Schmitz, “The New Ecology: Rethinking a Science for the Anthropocene", 7:30 p.m., O’Donnell Hall, Whitlock Building. Dr. Schmitz is the Oastler Professor of Population and Community Ecology, in the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. His research aims to make sense of nature’s complexity.


Saturday, Sept. 14 – Family Nature Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Maywoods Environmental and Educational Laboratory, near Crab Orchard. For a list of activities, directions and to pre-register (some activities have limited slots), visit: https://naturalareas.eku.edu/insidelook/maywoods-family-nature-day-sept-14th). For any additional questions, call 859-622-1476 or email naturalareas@eku.edu.

For a full calendar of the week’s events, visit scienceweek.eku.edu/2019-events.

In addition to the College of Science and the various departments of the college, sponsors of the week’s events are Office of Admissions, Conferencing and Events, Chautauqua Lecture Series, the Office of Graduate Education and Research,Honors Program, and the Division of Natural Areas.