The Effect of External Trunk Perturbations on Lower Extremity Landing Biomechanics in Dancers

Ana Miletich, Elizabeth King, and Dr. Pfile from the Exercise Science department are conducting research on the effect of external trunk perturbations on lower extremity landing biomechanics in dancers.

What to expect:
We will hook you up to a full body marker set (as seen in the flyer photo), this marker set will record body movements and will give us data on how your body reacts to external trunk perturbations (slight pull in one direction or another at the waist) while you jump off a 30 cm (12 in) step. Data collection takes places at the Locomotion Energetics and Assessment Lab at MUSC and lasts about 90 minutes. All participants receive a CofC-themed prize of their choice (valued at $15-20), such as a water bottle, pint glass, mug, etc!

Inclusion Criteria:
– Between ages 18-44
– At least 3 years experience in dance training
– Participate in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity/week
– No previous lower extremity surgery or history of lower extremity injury in the past 6 months
If you’re unsure if you’re qualified to participate, reach out to us anyway!

If interested, please email for more information! Thank you!

Posted on October 9, 2018 in Research

International Human Trafficking Conference Debrief and Discussion

What: The Riley Center for Livable Communities will hosting an event to share information learned at the International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference in Toledo, Ohio. We will also be discussing how this information relates to Charleston. Anyone interested in learning more about human trafficking is welcome to attend!

When: Thursday, November, 8 from 1:00- 2:00

Where: Riley Center for Livable Communities, 176 Lockwood Blvd

Posted on October 4, 2018 in Announcements & Events, Community Engagement

Research Opportunity at MUSC

Undergraduate volunteer research opportunity in cardiovascular developmental biology.
Preferably sophomores interested in research opportunities for the independent study and/or Bachelor’s Essay. Please send resume to Please indicate your GPA.

Learn More
Current Research Focus for Volunteer Student Researchers
• Study the role of BMP signaling in cardiovascular development using genetically engineered mouse models.

Key Words
Cardiovascular Development, BMP signaling, Endocardial Cushions, Cell Lineage Determination, Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs). Genetically Engineered Mouse Model, Primary Cell Culture

DNA extraction and PCR (genotyping). RNA extraction and quantitative RT-PCR. Histology. Immunohistochemistry. Amira 3D Reconstruction. Microscopy.

Please visit to learn more. If you are interested in this research opportunity, send resumes to and include your GPA.

Posted on October 2, 2018 in Research

2019 WiCyS Conference Scholarships

The 6th Annual Women in Cybersecurity Conference will be held in Pittsburgh, PA on March 29-30, 2019 (the event’s flyer can be found here). WiCyS has approximately 500 scholarships for students at all levels–including high school–to attend the conference. Scholarship applicants must be a member of WiCyS, but by submitting an application for this scholarship students will be registered for a membership free of charge.

The scholarship provides two nights’ shared lodging and conference meals at no charge. The deadline for scholarship applications is November 1, 2018 and award notifications will be made on December 1, 2018.

Additionally, students can attend if they submit a proposal that is accepted for a talk, panel, or student poster (submissions open December 1st).

Please contact Chloe Harris at for additional information.

Posted on October 2, 2018 in Announcements & Events, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Part-Time Kennel Technician Needed!

West Ashley Veterinary Clinic is hiring! This is a great job for a student who is available 2-3 afternoons a week and provides an opportunity to see the inner workings of a vet clinic. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) surgical instrument care, stocking, and cleaning. This position does NOT involve any animal care or handling.

The ideal candidate has flexible availability, own transportation, pays close attention to detail and is self-motivated. This job may provide exposure to the veterinary world for those individuals trying to make a decision regarding their own future path into veterinary medicine.

Apply here or in person.

Posted on October 2, 2018 in Internships & Jobs

Maya Lin: Renowned Artist, Designer, and Environmentalist

The Gibbes Distinguished Lecture Series presents Maya Lin 

Wednesday, November 7th, 6:30pm
Charleston Music Hall (37 John Street)
$15 tickets with student/faculty ID
Tickets available here

The Gibbes Museum of Art is thrilled to present Maya Lin as the 2018 Distinguished Lecture Speaker. Artist, designer, and environmentalist, Lin interprets the natural world through science, history, politics, and culture, creating a remarkable and highly acclaimed body of work in art and architecture. She created her first work, The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, as a 21-year-old undergraduate at Yale University. Following her early success, Lin designed seminal artworks such as the groundbreaking four-acre earthwork for the Storm King Art Center in New York and the 11-acre A Fold in the Field for Gibbs Farm in New Zealand. Her current project, What is Missing?, is a multi-dimensional memorial that uses installations, video, and an interactive website to call attention to the mass extinction of species happening around the world.


Posted on September 27, 2018 in Announcements & Events

Scholarships and Internships with CIA for First Year College Students

First-year college students are eligible to apply for scholarship and internship opportunities with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), including the Undergraduate Scholarship Program and the Undergraduate Internship or Co-op Program. You may apply after you have completed your first semester with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

See the website and contact Professor Lancie Affonso at if you are interested in applying for any of these opportunities.


Posted on September 26, 2018 in Internships & Jobs, Research

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