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Leading the Commonwealth in involvement with the Kentucky Academy of Science

KAS-220-160.pngMorehead State University’s commitment to quality educational experiences is illustrated by the recent growth of membership in the Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS), whose mission is to foster scientific discovery and understanding in Kentucky. 

Morehead State has the largest amount of society members of any institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth, with 475 MSU faculty, staff and student members. Consistently growing their involvement, MSU membership has increased by 7.5 percent over the past year and 91 percent since 2015.

In November, 49 faculty and students participated in the 2018 KAS Annual Meeting at Western Kentucky University, with 12 MSU students winning presentation competitions in their disciplines. 

Dr. Michael Henson, associate vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School, said, “For a regional comprehensive institution to lead the Commonwealth in student, faculty and staff involvement in the Kentucky Academy of Science is a great tribute to the excellence of the educational experience enjoyed by our students, both inside and outside of the traditional classroom, at Morehead State.” 

Morehead State is an Enhanced Institutional Affiliate of KAS, which grants students, faculty and staff the ability to join at no cost. For more information about becoming a member visit

Additional information is available from Dr. Michael Henson by calling 606-783-2010, or by emailing