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2 CofC Honors Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Three College of Charleston students have been named Goldwater Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for undergraduates studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Biochemistry major Alexandra Schwartz (Honors) and chemistry majors John Cobb (Honors) and Alyssa Johnson were among the 240 undergraduates to be honored by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation for their […]

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Honors Students Establish First-Ever Aesthetics Conference at the College

Open, interesting discussion regarding beauty. That’s what’s at the heart of the College’s Aesthetics Work Group (AWG). This group, established by philosophy and Honors Western Civ professor Jonathan Neufeld several years ago, meets regularly and features both student and faculty participants whose discussions range widely over theoretical topics in and about the arts. The group’s […]

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Honors Student Research Accepted to the AMIA Translational Bioinformatics Summit

Congratulations to Honors student, Sarah Wiegreffe for the acceptance of her research, “Can Classifications of Publications into Translational Categories be Automated?” at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Translational Bioinformatics Summit, which will take place March 27-30, 2017 in San Francisco, CA. Wiegreffe’s research is a collaborative effort between Dr. Paul Anderson’s data science research […]

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CofC Honors Students Get Political Experience in Washington Semester

College of Charleston students are joining their peers throughout South Carolina and taking advantage of a different kind of immersion experience in our nation’s capitol. The South Carolina Washington Semester Internship Program (WSP) offers college students hands-on experience with the political process as they spend a semester living and working in Washington D.C. Housed in […]

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Diversifying Tech is Goal of Student Group

Diversifying Tech is Goal of Student Group

In a landscape filled with computers and digital devices, one College of Charleston group is doing its part to make sure students of all ages and backgrounds feel empowered to participate in an increasingly tech savvy world. With an eye toward diversifying the field of computer science, leaders in the student organization Women in Computing […]

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Science Students Honored for STEM Research

Honors Student Honored for STEM Research

What happens when silver nanoparticles are released into the environment? Does gas density impact the migration of a newly forming planet? These are heady questions. And two intrepid Cougars are trying to find the answers. Honors student Sondrica Goines and Wendell Roberson were recognized at the Research Bound in STEM workshop, which recently took place at Georgia Tech […]

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Students Learn, Serve With Alternative Spring Break

Students Learn, Serve With Alternative Spring Break

Intellectual and emotional growth in college is apt to take place in a number of venues. Classrooms, for sure. The library, yeah. Coffee shops, dorm rooms, laboratories and stadiums also offer their share of lessons. But the most accelerated growth for college students often takes place off campus during service-oriented excursions. Students from the College take […]

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SCAMP Research for Success

This is a guest post by Emmanuel Lopez ’20.  On Thursday, October 27, 2016 students from the South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation (SCAMP) gathered to present their undergraduate research during the annual “Undergraduate Research Banquet” and thanked the program supporters for making their research possible. Honors College Junior Bravada Hill who’s majoring in history […]

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Honors Freshman Loves ‘Rush’ of Solving Math Problems

Blaine Billings is a problem solver. He likes the thrill of chasing down a solution and the sense of satisfaction he gets once he arrives at the right answer. So when he found himself working alongside College of Charleston math professor Dinesh Sarvate the summer between his junior and senior years of high school, for […]

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Honors English Major Wants to Change the Game

Growing up, she didn’t really play a lot of video games. Shannon Haas would occasionally log time with the odd Nintendo game here and there on the Game Cube, but that was about it. Although she had always wanted to play video games, a childhood focused on academics and extracurricular activities left little time for […]

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