Volunteer Neuroscience Research Opportunity at MUSC

This is a research opportunity that is open to a freshman or sophomore undergraduate student that is interested in research or the Pre-Health field. Dr. Cowan’s lab is researching the molecular pathways of addiction formation and autism. In this specific position, you will be examining certain brain regions and proteins that have been known to be involved with the formation of addiction. Using techniques such as stereotaxic surgery, immunohistochemistry, behavioral assays, and DNA isolation you will be involved in discovering how the Nucleus Accumbens region of the brain relates to addiction. However, there is great possibility to work in other fields of addiction studies if requested.

In this position, you will need to be able to dedicate 10-15 hours a week in the lab. As this lab uses animal models, such as rats and mice, be prepared to handle and utilize these animals models in experiments. This is a great opportunity to complete the Honors Immersed and Bachelor’s Essay Requirements of the Honors College. This position allows you to grow intellectually and prepare for graduate programs of interest. You will be trained by a current undergraduate working in the lab starting in the spring semester, so you will be able to take over his/her position once they graduate. If interested, please send your resume to gloverkg@g.cofc.edu.

Posted on October 18, 2018 in Research

Charleston Promise Neighborhood seeks Marketing Intern

This position will assist the Director of Development & Marketing in the maximization of all social media outlets to promote Charleston Promise Neighborhood’s mission and programs.

A full description of the position, including essential duties and responsibilities and information on how to apply is available here.

For questions and to apply, please contact Karen Quadrio, Director of Development & Marketing at karen.quadrio@charlestonpromise.org or 609-760-5017.

Posted on October 17, 2018 in Community Engagement, Internships & Jobs

School of Sciences and Mathematics Research Mixer

The School of Sciences and Mathematics will host its Annual Research Mixer on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm in the SSMB Atrium.

Faculty looking to take on new student mentees will be in attendance. The goal is to provide an informal setting where students feel comfortable approaching faculty.

No registration necessary, stop in any time to chat with faculty. Refreshments will be served.

More information is available here.

Posted on October 17, 2018 in Research

5th Annual Chucktown Talks ft. Rudy Ruettiger

On November 2, 2018, Honors Engaged project partner Kids on Point will host the 5th Annual Chucktown Talks, their largest fundraiser of the year, featuring Ru-dy, Ru-dy, Ru-dy Ruettiger. Against all odds, Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger in 27 seconds, carved his name into history books as perhaps one of the most famous graduates of the University of Notre Dame. It took years of fierce determination to overcome obstacles and criticisms, yet Rudy achieved his first dream – to attend Notre Dame and play football for the Fighting Irish. As fans cheered RU-DY, RUDY, he sacked the quarterback in the last 27 seconds of the only play in the only game of his college football career. In 1993, TRISTAR Productions immortalized his life story with the blockbuster film, RUDY.

Event Information: November 2, 2018, at the TD Arena. VIP Meet and Greet- 6-7pm and the main event from 7-8pm. Here is the link to purchase tickets: https://rudyruettiger.eventbrite.com. VIP tickets $75 (Personal Meet and Greet, food, and beverages provided), Regular Admission $25, and Student Tickets $10.

Posted on October 17, 2018 in Announcements & Events, Community Engagement

Exchange Club of Charleston Scholarship

logoWhat: This scholarship is open to students that are residents of the tri-county area (Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties), have completed their first year of college, have history of community service, and possess at least a 3.0 CofC GPA. Students that apply and are selected must acknowledge the Exchange Club of Charleston and attend the awards program in December. Additional details about the scholarship, including the application, is available here.

Deadline: November 30, 2018 by 5:00 pm

Posted on October 17, 2018 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Research Opportunity in Marine Biology at the College of Charleston and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama

This is a summer research opportunity for an undergraduate student interested in exploring coral reef ecology in Panama. My research program is focused on symbiotic interactions between coral reef organisms (sponges, soft corals, jellyfish) and microbial symbionts and I will be conducting summer fieldwork at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Bocas del Toro, Panama (https://stri.si.edu/facility/bocas-del-toro).

I am seeking a student to accompany our research team to the field and assist full time (40 hours per week) with field and lab work in Panama during the Summer of 2019 (dates are tentatively June 1st to July 20th).

I am also affiliated with the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) here in Charleston (https://www.nist.gov/mml/hollings-marine-laboratory) so I am particularly interested in a student that would also be eager to assist with lab work and research at the HML during the academic year. Sophomore students with some research experience are preferred, but all students are highly encouraged to contact me and apply.

In this position, the student will gain key scientific skills (question and hypothesis development and experimental design) and will be exposed to both field (development of manipulative field experiments, snorkeling, sample collection and cataloging, animal aquaculture) and lab (sample processing and analysis) techniques. The student will also be able to develop his or her own research questions and project as part of the larger study. The student may also have an opportunity to take part in a two-week marine sponge ecology and taxonomy workshop in Panama.

Interested students should send their CV (resume) and a brief statement of interest and future plans to Chris Freeman at freemancj@cofc.edu. Feel free to contact me for additional information. The deadline to apply is December 3rd, 2018.

Posted on October 16, 2018 in Research

SAP University Programs Webinar

What: SAP University Programs is holding a FREE Virtual Information Session to allow interested students get a look at careers and internships at SAP. This session will discuss the SAP iXp Intern Program as well as careers in Technical and Functional Consulting, Sales and Presales, Finance, and Project Management.

When: Thursday, October 25th at 6pm

To Register: Online registration can be found here.

Posted on October 16, 2018 in Announcements & Events, Internships & Jobs

The Power of Words

What: An educational workshop about the power language has to discriminate, “other,” and create out-groups. The event will feature keynote speaker and renowned linguist of UC San Diego, Dr. Ana Celia Zentella, as well as a panel of CofC students and faculty, and Charleston community leaders to assess how language discrimination affects our campus and greater Charleston communities. There will be a keynote lecture, panel discussion, and a reception with refreshments to follow the event. This event is open to all CofC students, faculty and the Charleston community.

When: Thursday, October 25th from 5-7pm

Where: RITA 101

More information on this event can be found on the event’s Facebook page.

Posted on October 16, 2018 in Announcements & Events

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