An Exciting Teacher Workshop for STEM Teachers with Stipend-July, 2022

Attention STEM Teachers in the Lowcountry!

We are excited to invite all STEM teachers to attend a Teacher Workshop (with a stipend of $100) on teaching Weather and Atmospheric Sciences at the Elementary and Middle School Levels.

The goal of this workshop is to demonstrate how weather and environmental science can be integrated within the science curriculum that is suitable for elementary and middle school students. The topics that will be discussed are: (1) instruments used to measure common meteorological variables such as temperature; pressure; wind speed and wind direction; humidity; and water quality; (2) the science of cloud formation and the water cycle; (3) the science behind ocean currents; and (4) the science behind heat transfer by convection. An emphasis will be given on how the scientific method can be applied to understand the science behind each phenomenon.

We plan to admit a maximum of 25 teachers for the workshop based on their teaching/learning needs. Teachers will be provided with video lessons in various exciting topics prepared by experts at the College of Charleston in the corresponding fields. We expect teachers implement one or more topics in their classrooms in Fall 2022.

Please complete the survey for us to have your feedback/input/comments/suggestions about this venture.

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Congratulations 2022 LRSEF Winners!!

The 2022 Lowcountry Regional Science and Engineering Fair was held Friday (March 25) at the College Center in the Trident Tech campus. Despite the Covid-related concerns, there was a total of 37 students participated to exhibit and present their magnificent projects in science, engineering and math. Congratulations to all our winners, this list of which can be accessed at https://lhsm.cofc.edu/lowcountry-science-fair/2022lrsef-awards/2022_lrsef_awards.pdf

The top winners this year included:

Audrey Brown from Lowcountry Leadership Charter School won the award for Junior 1 Division (5th  and 6th grades) for her project titled “Relationship between Hand, Foot, & Eye Dominance”. She seeks to determine what type of correlation exists between a person’s dominant hand, eye, and foot under the supervision of Ms, June Lowry.

Iris Coles under the supervision of Dr. Michelle Neubauer at the Georgetown School of Arts & Sciences won the award for Junior 2 Division (7th  and 8th grades). Her project titled ” Do Cheap Tennis Rackets Work As Well As Expensive Tennis Rackets” was to test the bounce height on a cheap tennis racket and on an expensive racket.

In Senior 1 Division (9th and 10th grades). Michael Rosol at the Academy for the Arts, Science & Technology presented his study titled as “The Use of Electrospun Piezoelectric Nanofibers to Harvest Acoustic Energy into Electrical Energy” under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Uhrain. His project aims on converting acoustic energy into everyday electrical power. This can be done through electrospun materials such as PVDF and Nylon-11 which have the ability to produce electrical current due to their piezoelectric properties.

The winner for Senior 2 Division (11th and 12th grades) was Angela Mei at the Academic Magnet High school, who has done her research under the MUSC Professor Hai Yao, and supervised by her teacher Katy Metzner-Roop.  She won the award for her spectacular study on the “MoJoint: A Motion Visualization and Kinematic Analysis Software for the Musculoskeletal System”. She developed a software (MoJoint) that reads the geometry files generated from medical imaging and the motion data from a marker-based motion tracking system and integrates them to calculate the joint motion.

Among the prestigious Special Awards, Angela Mei won the REGENERON Biomedical Science Award, Nolan Cheek secured the RICOH and CSWCD Awards, and Michael Rosol was selected for the Yale Award for an outstanding Science/Engineering Project. While Annika Villafranca won the APS Award, Samantha Freeman was chosen for the Women Geoscientists Award, Jeremiah Benton for the US Air Force Award, and Samuel Hall for the USMA Award.

The overall winner at the Senior Divisions,  Angela Mei, will travel to Atlanta, GA to present their projects at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair in May 2022.

Thank you to all students, teachers, parents and judges for being a part of this exciting event, to encourage STEM minds!

STEM 360: Pre-College Summer Program

The STEM 360 Pre-College Summer Program of the School of Sciences and Mathematics takes high school students on a journey through several instructional and hands on training activities on a variety of topics which may include biology, marine biology, chemistry, environmental geosciences, engineering, computer programming, and others. Taught by our distinguished faculty in our state-of-the-art facilities, students sample a broad range of STEM disciplines, gaining a preview of what it would be like to study these majors in college. Activities may also include tours of companies or field work at the Stono Preserve and Grice Marine Lab.

Registration for STEM 360 Pre-College Summer Program of the School of Sciences and Mathematics is now open. The sessions are held Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22, 2022, 9am-4pm daily. The registration fee is $300. All rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders are welcome to register for the program. Applicants will be reviewed until the program reaches capacity. Once your application has been processed, we’ll send you an email with a complete timeline, checklist, instructions for payment, and remaining paperwork. Please complete the online registration by May 20, 2022.

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2022 LRSEF Judging-Online Registration

The 2022 Lowcountry Science Fair will be held in-person on March 25th at the College Center, Trident Tech. Judges are required to complete judging with the help of a grading rubric (to be provided by LHSM). The time to be present at the venue depends on the type of judging you choose. Category and Special Awards judging will take place from 9am to 11:30. The final judging is scheduled from 1:30 pm to 4 pm. Light refreshments will be served at the Judges’ Suite. Please complete the online registration at your earliest convenience. You will be notified your category and division a week before the competition.

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Registration is open for the 2022 Lowcountry Science Fair!

Save the date! The 2022 Lowcountry Regional Science and Engineering Fair (LRSEF) will be held on March 25th in the College Center at Trident Technical College. The registration is open until March 05, 2022.

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2021 Lady Cougars STEM Day Event will be held in Fall!

Join us for the 9th annual STEM Education Day** presented by the College of Charleston School of Science and Mathematics, Lowcountry Hall of Science and Math, and Lady Cougars Basketball team. Experience hands-on activities and demonstrations related to science, technology, engineering and math by College of Charleston Faculty as well as local STEM organizations and then enjoy the Lady Cougars basketball game.

What: STEM hands-on activities and demonstrations including (to name only a few) marine animal touch tanks, energy and light physics demos, earth and planetary science, sustainability in the classroom, robotics and computer science, flying paper airplane construction, dancing with Clyde the Cougar, and the list goes on!

Where: College of Charleston TD Arena
When: Friday, November 12, 2021
STEM Activities: 9 AM
Game: 11 AM
Who: The event is open to all 4th-8th grade classes in the Lowcountry (however you MUST register as there is limited space). Register at http://blogs.cofc.edu/lowcountryhall/stemdayreg/
Cost: Free
Deadline: Register by Monday, November 1st to ensure your space. 

We hope to see you there!

** Covid-19 protocols/policies will be communicated to teachers in advance of the event. We are limiting attendance and will follow all campus and city policies in place the day of the event.

Please find the PDF version of the STEM Day Packet using the link: https://blogs.cofc.edu/lowcountryhall/files/2021/10/2021-STEM-Education-Day-Packet.pdf

Questions/More Info: Contact Jessica Rodgersja@cofc.edu {843) 953-3926

An Exciting Opportunity for Grades 6-12 Students: NASA’s TechRise Student Challenge

NASA is initiating a new competition for the 2021/2022 school year, asking student teams to design, build, and launch experiments on suborbital rockets and balloon flights. 

The challenge will start accepting entries August 18, 2021. Teams of 6th-12th Grade students from U.S. public, private, or charter schools can submit ideas for climate or remote-sensing experiments to fly on a high-altitude balloon, and space exploration experiments to fly aboard a suborbital rocket.

Winners will receive $1,500 to build their payloads and an assigned spot on a NASA-sponsored commercial suborbital flight.

Resources for Educators

NASA and Future Engineers, the challenge administrator, will offer a series of virtual events for educators to hear from NASA experts and learn more about this exciting opportunity for students.

  • NASA TechRise educator summer workshopswill dive into the basics of electronics, coding, and designing for flight. The first workshop will be Wednesday, July 28, and repeated Wednesday, Aug. 11.
  • The challenge kick-off event was held as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s 8th annual ED Games Expo. Both an excerptof this session and the full recording are available for viewing.

To learn more, visit the NASA TechRise Student Challenge website.

2021 LRSEF Award Ceremony on April 2nd at 5 pm

Congratulations to all participants, and their parents and teachers! We are excited to announce the 2021 Lowcountry Regional Science and Engineering Fair winners. We would like to welcome all of you to our Award Ceremony being held virtually on April 2, 2021 (Friday) at 5 pm on Zoom Live. Please stay tuned to receive our Zoom invitation via the email addresses you have provided during registration. We look forward to having your esteemed presence on the occasion.

An Exciting Teacher Workshop for STEM Teachers with Stipend

Attention STEM Teachers in the Lowcountry!

We invite all STEM teachers to attend a Teacher workshop (with a stipend of $100) on teaching Weather and Atmospheric Sciences at the Elementary and Middle School Levels. We plan to admit a maximum of 25 teachers for the workshop based on their teaching/learning needs.  Teachers will be provided with video lessons in various exciting topics prepared by experts at the College of Charleston in the corresponding fields. We expect teachers implement one or more topics in their classrooms in Fall 2022. Please complete the survey for us to have your feedback/input/comments/suggestions about this venture.

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