The summer is the perfect time to expand your horizons and learn something new, and some high school students recently got a chance to explore the College of Charleston experience in a unique, immersive way through the Honors College Summer Institute.
Featuring weeklong courses taught by CofC faculty, the Honors College Summer Institute not only offers students the critical-thinking skills they’ll need to be successful as undergraduate students and professionals, but also the tools they’ll need to shape the world as future changemakers.
“The Honors College Summer Institute is our way of sharing our beautiful campus, excellent faculty and love of learning with high school students here in Charleston and across the nation,” says Brooke Permenter, director of student engagement in the Honors College. “By inviting these young people into our labs and classrooms, showing them our connections to the natural and civic environments of the area, and empowering them to act as leaders, we aim to help them envision themselves as the next scholar-citizens of Cougar Nation and beyond.”
This year’s courses included Saving Biodiversity in the Anthropocene, taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of biology Chris Freeman, and Stories of COVID-19: Understanding Health Disparities, taught by Kathy Béres Rogers, associate professor of English and director of the medical humanities minor at the College.
To read more about this story, check out the full article by Alicia Lutz at The College Today.