New Science Building Featured in University Business Magazine

Photo of New Science Building Classroom

Eastern Kentucky University’s New Science Building is featured in the May edition of University Business magazine.

The facility, the first phase of which opened in 2012, is among several nationwide the magazine cited for learning spaces that foster collaboration. In a caption for a photo of an EKU lecture-lab, the magazine notes: “All classrooms in phase I … have configurable tables and chairs, and the previously separate lecture and lab classes have been combined. The new space allows for hands-on, collaborative work.”

The full article can be viewed at www.universitybusiness.com/article/inside-look-science-centers.

The $64 million, 175,000-square-foot facility, on Kit Carson Drive adjacent to the University’s health sciences complex, houses the Departments of Chemistry and Physics and Astronomy as well as science education classrooms and laboratories. Phase 2, funding for which was approved during the recent session of the General Assembly, will add the Departments of Biological Sciences and Geography and Geology.

Omni Architects of Lexington was the architect, and Denark Construction of Knoxville, Tenn., was the contractor.

At a dedication ceremony for the building in October 2012, it was noted that in its first 10 months of operation student achievement was up, absenteeism was down, faculty collaboration and scholarship had increased, and instructor evaluations had improved.

Published on April 25, 2014