The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky is a residential program for bright, highly motivated Kentucky high school students who have demonstrated interest in pursuing advanced careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Housed on the campus of Western Kentucky University, students take college classes, engage in faculty-led research, and have the ability to study abroad.
The Gatton Academy also seeks to provide its students with the companionship of peers;
to encourage students to develop the creativity, curiosity, reasoning ability, and
self-discipline that lead to independent thought and action; and to aid students in
developing integrity that will enable them to benefit society.
The goal is to enable Kentucky's exceptional young scientists and mathematicians to learn in an environment which offers advanced educational opportunities, preparing them for leadership roles in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.