New Science Building Profiled in University Business Magazine

New Science Building interior photo

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

The facility is among 16 academic facilities recognized as examples of how institutions are adapting to shifting educational trends by “creating learning spaces that foster innovative thinking and collaboration – and prepare students for the future.” The article, entitled “Inside Look: Learning Spaces – Meeting Classroom Teaching and Collaboration Expectations and Facilities,” can be viewed at www.universitybusiness.com/article/inside-look-learning-spaces.

When the building was dedicated last October, it was noted that in its first 10 months of operation:

·         Student achievement was up.

·         Absenteeism was down.

·         Faculty collaboration and scholarship had increased.

·         Instructor evaluations had improved.

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, not yet funded but the top construction priority of the University, 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.

Published on February 08, 2013