Summer Research at Areceibo, Puerto Rico

What: Arecibo Observatory carries out scientific research in Radio Astronomy, Planetary Sciences, and Space and Atmospheric Sciences. This is an NSF-funded project. Interested undergraduate students must be US citizens or permanent residents enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program for Fall 2019. Students who are majoring in astronomy, physics, computer science, engineering, geophysics, space sciences, geology, planetary sciences, mathematics, or related disciplines are invited to apply. Applicants will indicate a research preference. On-site accommodation, meals, and a stipend will be provided. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore Puerto Rico and its culture in organized weekend trips.

When: May 28th-August 2nd

To Apply: The online application must be completed here. All applicants must include a resume, personal essay, academic transcript, and three letters of recommendation. All applications must be completed by February 1. All supporting documents must be completed by February 8.

Posted on January 23, 2019 in Internships & Jobs, Research

Student Opportunity Center (SOC)

CofC Honors has recently adopted a resource that connects you to over 10,000 conferences, journals, research, and funding opportunities from all over the world. It is free, easy to use, and flexible to your interests. Please take 30 seconds to check it out and discover opportunities to make yourself stand out from the crowd!

Check your emails (and spam folders) for an invitation to join the network. This short video provides more information on how to navigate the new system.

Posted on January 22, 2019 in Internships & Jobs, Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

UNC-KCL Study Abroad Opportunity

What: Study abroad in the heart of London this summer. Take classes on the Kings College London campus by the River Thames and earn 6 credits in six weeks. In the first 3 weeks, students take a UNC course on Literature & Diplomacy taught by UNC Professor Ted Leinbaugh, alongside former British Ambassador to the United States, Sir Christopher Meyer. In the second 3 weeks, students take a course offered by KCL faculty, with subject offerings in security studies, sciences, literature, politics, history, global studies, film studies, and more.

You will learn about the latest policies on Brexit, international relations, and more, through scheduled briefings at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI, the world’s first defense policy think-tank), and other opportunities. This program is open to UNC and non-UNC students, undergraduate and graduate alike. Transatlantic Travel Scholarships are available!

 

When:  June 30 – August 11, 2019

To Apply: The Online Application for this program can be found here. The application deadline is February 10.

Please contact UNC Professor/Faculty Program Director Ted Leinbaugh for more information.

Posted on January 22, 2019 in Study Abroad

Volunteer with Move, Groove, Get Active!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Are you interested in a career in physical therapy, occupational therapy, education, or medicine? Do you want to volunteer with a family-centered recreational program for children on the Autism Spectrum? Then come out to the Move, Groove, Get Active interest meeting next Tuesday, 1/22 (6:30-7:30pm), Wednesday, 1/23 (4:00-5:00pm), or Thursday, 1/24 (6:30-7:30pm) all in the Silcox Center Room 111 to learn about this incredible volunteer opportunity to work with children on the Autism Spectrum, getting them active and having fun!

The program runs every Saturday from 1/26 to 3/2 from 2:30 to 4:30pm in the Silcox Gym (24 George Street, second level)!

Please contact Ana Miletich at miletichar@g.cofc.edu with any questions!

Posted on January 22, 2019 in Clubs and Organizations, Community Engagement

Summer Treatment Program for ADHD

What: Children’s Mercy Hospital (located in the Kansas City metro area) is looking for summer scholar Counselors (typically undergraduate students) and Lead (typically graduate students) Counselors for the Summer Treatment Program (STP). The STP is an award-winning, evidence-based program for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) developed by William Pelham, Ph.D. and colleagues. The STP has been listed in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. Undergraduate and graduate-level students interested in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, Psychiatry, or Pediatrics are encouraged to apply.

When: May 28 through July 26, 2019. Counselor hours are typically 7:30 am – 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Learn More

Position Details

Counselors and Lead Counselors will receive approximately 260 hours of face-to-face clinical experience working with children with ADHD and related behavior problems. Counselors are assigned to groups of 10-15 children, with 5-6 counselors per group. Counselors implement behavior modification procedures during sports, social skills training, art, and academic activities. Counselors will provide feedback to children and parents and record behavioral data for children in their groups. They also receive daily performance feedback from experienced staff members who provide live supervision.

There will be one Lead Counselor for each group. Lead Counselors will participate in counselor responsibilities in addition to overseeing the duties of the counselors in their group. Activities take place outdoors and counselors will be involved in recreational activities throughout the day; this requires knowledge of rules/fundamentals of represented sports (soccer, softball, basketball, and kickball). Counselors will serve as Sport Leaders and will plan and implement skill drills to improve children’s performance. Previous experience in sports participation, refereeing, or coaching children is preferred. Counselors and lead counselors are paid an hourly wage with overtime benefits commensurate with their experience and position requirements. Summer housing is available for out-of-town applicants.

To Apply: Those interested in a Counselor position can apply here. Those interested in a Lead Counselor position can apply here. Positions are competitive and offers will be made until all positions are filled.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply now and email Melynda Samson (msamson@cmh.edu) with any questions.

Posted on January 22, 2019 in Internships & Jobs

Summer Internship Program at USC Columbia School of Medicine in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience

What: Dr. Claudia Grillo is seeking two undergraduate students from the College of Charleston to work on a research project this summer aimed at understanding the neuroanatomical pathways governing feeding behavior in rats. The students will be trained in stereotaxic surgery, feeding behavior testing, immunohistochemical techniques, and optogenetics. In addition, they will have the opportunity to attend a Microscopy Workshop, visit a state-of-the-art facility for MRI, and present their research findings at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Chicago. This 9-week summer program is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF, IOS – 1656626). Housing will be covered and students will receive a $4,000 stipend for the program. Students interested in pursuing a career in neuroscience, and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

When: May 28 – July 26, 2019

To Apply: Please send a resume, unofficial transcript and a short description of your career goals to Dr. Meyer-Bernstein at meyerbernsteine@cofc.edu. Application deadline is March 1, 2019.

Posted on January 22, 2019 in Internships & Jobs, Research

CofC MBA Information Sessions

Learn more about College of Charleston’s MBA Program. All information sessions are held in Tate Center, Room 202 from 5:30-6:30pm on the following dates:

Tuesday, February 12th
Wednesday, February 13th
Tuesday, March 12th
Wednesday, March 13th
Tuesday, April 9th
Wednesday, April 10th

More information is available here. Questions? Email Seaton Brown, Director of MBA Admissions at brownms@cofc.edu.

Posted on January 18, 2019 in Announcements & Events

Alumni Association Scholarships

Since 1961, the Alumni Association has offered scholarships to students with demonstrated leadership potential. Current students are encouraged to submit applications for Alumni Association scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. The application deadline is Friday, February 1.

A list of available scholarships and their applications can be found here. Please contact the Alumni Office at (843) 953-5630 or alumni@cofc.edu with any questions.

Posted on January 17, 2019 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

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