Lady Cougars Basketball STEM Education Day|February 07, 2020

Join us for the 7th 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 against the University of North Carolina, out of Wilmington.


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, 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, February 07, 2020
STEM Activities: 9:00-10:30 AM
Game: 11:00 AM – on
Who: The event is open to all 3rd-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 Friday, January 31 to ensure your space

We hope to see you there!

Registration is open for Girls Day Out 2019!

Registration for Girls Day Out 2019 is open! Please see below the details…

Mission:  To inspire, attract and empower girls to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) majors and careers.

Thank you for your interest in our Eighth Annual Girls’ Day Out (GDO) Summer Camp! This three-day, fun-filled event is scheduled for July 25 – 27, 2019. The camp is designed to educate rising 8th and 9th grade girls on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) related degrees and career opportunities, all while having fun! The camp is free for all students.

Over the course of the camp, participants will:

  • Tour a college campus and museum
  • Tour the Bosch laboratories
  • Participate in hands-on computer science and cyber security activities
  • Meet with college admissions advisors
  • Learn interpersonal skills and techniques for choosing appropriate attire for all occasions
  • Meet women in STEM careers

During the three-day event, participants will stay on campus at the College of Charleston for ONE NIGHT ONLY, JULY 26 – 27. (NOTE: Campers are REQUIRED to stay overnight, no exceptions!). All chaperones will have completed a thorough background investigation.

Registration is open for the Girls Day Out this year. Sponsored by Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic (NIWC Atlantic) via ONR, NUCOR Steel Berkeley, Bosch, Naval Health Clinic Charleston, North Charleston Police Department, College of Charleston and Trident Technical College via ACE, Girls’ Day Out (GDO) is designed to inspire, educate and attract girls to pursue STEM careers. GDO provides opportunities for participation in hands-on STEM activities from a diverse spectrum of STEM organizations. STEM professionals from businesses and organizations throughout the low country present interactive activities that bring excitement and STEM relevance to many of the tools that are used in their daily occupations. The professionals take the time to share with the girls how they can have meaningful careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Parents will also be afforded the opportunity to hear from colleges and universities about the requirements for their students to be accepted in these educational institutions.

The Facebook page is www.facebook.com/gdocharleston and the link to the Registration portal is https://forms.gle/uLeGu3LC2s8cw7HPA

Please contact GDOsummercamp@gmail.com  if you have any specific questions. The GDO-2019 flyer can be viewed here.

2019 Lowcountry Regional Science and Engineering Fair winners announced!

The 2019 Lowcountry Regional Science and Engineering Fair was held Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at the College center in the Trident Tech campus. A total of 79 students participated showing off their wonderful projects in science, engineering and math. Congratulations to all of our winners, this list of which can be accessed at http://lhsm.cofc.edu/lowcountry-science-fair/index.php.

The top winners this year included:

Landon Burn from St. Andrew’s School of Math and Science won the award for Junior 1 Division (5th and 6th grades). Basketball players were tested on their short-term memory in Landon’s project titled “Put Your Short-term Memory to the Test under the supervision of Ms, Jennifer Wood.

Walker Hussey under the supervision of Ms. Angie Alves at the East Cooper Charter Montessori won the award for Junior 2 Division (7th and 8th grades). His project titled “Testing for Quenchents” was on his research on 52100 grade steel. The steel was heat treated and quenched in two different types of quenchents to test its strength and flexibility.

Ishraq Haque at the Academic Magnet High School presented his “Novel Arsenic Filtration System for Low-income Families in Bangladesh” to win the award for Senior 1 Division (9th and 10th grades).  His project received attention and admiration from various environmentalists in the locality.

The winner for Senior 3 Division (11th and 12th grades) was Tatiyana Adkins at the Palmetto Scholars Academy, who has done her research under her teacher Dr. Dina Moseley.  She won the award for her spectacular study on the “Effects of Maternal Marijuana on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Withdrawal and Treatment”

The overall winners at the Senior Divisions,  Tatiyana Adkins and Ishraq Haque, will travel to Phoenix, AZ to present their projects at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Thank you to all students, teachers, parents and judges that participated, encouraging STEM minds!

Registration Deadline for 2019 Lowcountry Regional Science and Engineering Fair has been extended!

Attention prospective LRSEF participants!!! AlsoThe deadline of registration has been extended to March 29 (Friday)!

Also, we received the ISEF Broadcom MASTERS Affiliation this year and will be able to nominate middle school students for the ISEF Broadcom MASTERS Competition. In addition, the best project at the middle school level receives a $ 100 Cash Award!

As always, there are quite a few different certificates and awards waiting for your students. We expect all of  you on April 9th at Trident Technical College.

You Be The Chemist Challenge 2019 at College of Charleston

Congratulations to all participants and winners of the Local Challenge! The top 16 contestants are chosen to participate in the State Challenge on April 27th in Columbia.

The Local Challenge winners are:

First Place: Harry Ding

Second Place: Cate Brouwer

Third Place: Nicholas Grayson

Fourth Place: Nicholas Ramirez

Great job, teachers and parents, we appreciate your dedication and hard work.

Pictures from the event are posted on the FaceBook page for the Lowcountry Hall of Science and Math.