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What is Everything is Science?

What can seem like an intimidating topic is, in reality, quite relatable – from the moment we wake up in the morning, science is happening all around us – it colors everything we do.

Making science accessible in a fun and interactive way is important in helping people feel more connected not only to science, but to the city of Lexington as a whole.

Each year, a group of students, professors and staff at the University of Kentucky, along with local community partners, work together to introduce the Lexington community to the science around us. Everything is Science is a science festival that is held at different locations all throughout the city, with events happening Monday through Friday.

We aim to make science fun and relatable to all audiences. Our events feature presentations, demonstrations, and conversations in laid-back spaces, like local restaurants, pubs, and breweries.

In the end, our mission is to demonstrate how science is happening all around us and not just in research labs, while allowing the community to come together and celebrate the science that makes the Bluegrass State so great.

All events are free and open to the public. No registration is required.

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Established in 2018 Join us in 2023 for the 5th anniversary of EiS

Recent News

Graduate Student Rupinder Kaur on WKYT

Rupinder Kaur, a PhD candidate and student organizer for Everything is Science, was featured in a WKYT segment, where she discussed the events surrounding Lexington's city-wide science festival.

Pharmacy's 'Everything is Science' Focusing on the Elements of Life

In an interview with UKNow, Dean R. Kip Guy and Michelle Pitts, a UK post-doctoral fellow, discuss the excitement and events surrounding Everything is Science 2022: The Elements of Life.

2022 Highlights

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EiS 2022: The Elements of Life

After a hiatus stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, Everything is Science returned in 2022. The new theme, The Elements of Life, highlighted how the elements make up everything around us. Presentations, lectures, and demonstrations related to the five elements focused on how earth, fire, wind, water, and heart contribute to everyday life.

Alayna Jacobs presenting about plants

West Sixth Brewing

Earth Sessions

  • Guns, Germs, and Grasses: How Grass Cultivation Shapes Our World
  • Probing the Relationship Between Diet and Gut Health
  • What You Can't See...The Hidden Life of Soilborne Plant Pathogens
  • Teaching About Science in a Global Pandemic, with Burnt Out Admins and Feral Students
  • Earthbending
  • Hasn't Everything Been Mapped? Measuring Space, Place, and Landscape on the Planet We Call Home
Chris Delcher presenting at Water Night for EiS 2022

Rock House Brewing

Water Sessions

  • Hold Back the Water: Your Role in Sustainable Water Infrastructure
  • Gulag Springs: Sacred Waters in Western Siberia
  • What Lies Beneath: The Secret Laboratory of Wastewater
  • Water Action: Community-Based Research for Change
  • A Personal View of Kentucky's Drinking Water Evolution
  • Facts and Possibilities: Water on Other Worlds
Jackie Leachman presenting for Heart Night

Ethereal Brewing Cornerstone

Heart Sessions

  • Love, Compassion, and Other Vices
  • The Epic Heart
  • Papyrology and the Emotions
  • The Beatles, Blue-Footed Boobies, and Bygone Imaging!
  • Healing Racial Trauma
  • Am I at Risk? Adverse Childhood Events and Disease Development
Fire performer doing tricks

Old North Bar

Fire Sessions

  • Burn Emergencies
  • A Nobel Song of Ice, Fire, and Touch
  • The Doctor's Prescription for the Landscape, Fire!
  • Fire on the Mountain and Under the Sea?
  • Fire: How it Works and Why You Care!
  • Spacecraft and Bourbon
Katie Dern presenting during Wind Night

Wind Night at Pivot Brewing

Wind Sessions

  • Why Do We Need Drones to Measure the Wind?
  • Take My Breath Away: Using Breath Biomarkers for Lung Disease
  • One Breeze at a Time: Evaluating the Equine Respiratory Tract in Motion
  • Run Like the Wind: Stories of Famous Thoroughbred Racehorses and Retirement
  • The Music in the Wind

Previous EiS Festivals

EiS 2022: The Elements of Life

Everything is Science, Lexington’s annual city-wide festival, is back with a new theme: The Elements of Life. Each event will feature engaging demonstrations and presentations related to the five elements, with conversations on how earth, fire, wind, water, and heart each contribute to everyday life.

EiS 2020: Life in Technicolor

The third annual Everything is Science festival took place from February 24-28 in 2020. With the event titled "Life in Technicolor," activities focused on various topics relevant to the color spectrum. Events were also color-coded, with titles like "We Heard it Through the Grapevine: Purple & Green in Science" and "It’s a Gray Area: Black & White in Science."

EiS 2019: Opposites Attract

The second annual Everything is Science festival took place from March 4-8 in 2019. The theme was Opposites Attract and highlighted how science is all around us — pushing, pulling, and exerting opposing forces that keep the universe in balance. Presentations, lectures and demonstrations focused on the yin and yang of science.

EiS 2018: Everything is Science

The first annual Everything is Science festival took place from April 26-28 in 2018. A group of professors and students at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, along with community partners like Keeneland and AllTech, worked together to introduce the Lexington community to the science all around us. This kick-started what is now seen as a cherished yearly tradition at UKCOP.

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We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.