Research Opportunity in Neuroscience at MUSC

The lab of Christopher Cowan in the Department of Neuroscience at the Medical University of South Carolina is looking for an undergraduate student to assist with experiments related to mouse models of autism. This project will focus on the interplay between neuroscience and immunology in autism models. Research work will include assisting with genotyping, brain collection and sectioning, immunohistochemistry, brain cell isolation, and a number of molecular techniques.

Volunteers should dedicate 6-12 hours per week to this research. There is flexibility depending on class schedules. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain research experience while networking for career development. The Cowan lab is very friendly and there is a wealth of knowledge from which to learn.

If interested, please send your resume to Catherine Bridges at

Posted on November 11, 2019 in Research

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is part of a national week of awareness originally started by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign against Hunger and Homelessness. National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is observed the week before Thanksgiving each year. This year, events to raise awareness of the issues of housing and food insecurity in Charleston and nationally will be held during the week of Nov. 17th-22nd.


To register for the events, go to or check out for more information.

Posted on November 11, 2019 in Announcements & Events

Ernest F. Hollings NOAA Undergraduate Scholarship

Who: Current sophomores majoring in and conducting research in oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, including geography, physics, hydrology, and geomatics, are invited to apply.

What: The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NationalOceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) facility during the summer.  The internship provides scholars with hands-on, practical experience in NOAA related science, research, technology, policy, management, and educational activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation and the annual Science & Education Symposium, scientific conferences where students present their research, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

To Apply: Apply using the online application. Applications are due by Friday, January 21, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST.

Questions or application help? Contact the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards at

Posted on November 5, 2019 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

2020 DART Summer Program

The NIDA-funded Drug Abuse Research Training Program (DART) at MUSC is accepting applications for the 2019 DART Summer Research Fellowship Program. This is a 10-week research training program for undergraduate, graduate & medical students. Accepted students will receive 1-on-1 mentorship on a research project and work full-time in a lab.

Students can also expect to experience collecting data, running statistical analysis, training through weekly didactic seminars, scientific writing, and presenting their work at the annual Summer Research Day.

Applications are due February 1, 2020. Candidates should complete the online application and submit their CV and Letter of Interest on our website, For additional questions, please contact

Posted on November 4, 2019 in Internships & Jobs, Research

Fred Wilson Lecture

What: Join the Gibbes Museum of Art for their 2019 Distinguished Lecture Series and they present Fred Wilson as the 2019 Distinguished Lecture Speaker. Fred Wilson is a renowned conceptual artist who challenges assumptions of history, culture, race, and conventions of display with his work. By reframing objects and cultural symbols, he alters traditional interpretations, encouraging viewers to reconsider social and historical narratives. Wilson’s most recent body of work, an exhibition entitled Afro Kismet, investigates the long-ignored presence of communities of African descent in Europe, and will open at the Gibbes Museum of Art in the Spring of 2020. In addition to his work in Afro Kismet, Wilson will create a new installation for the Gibbes Museum comprising elements of Said’s autobiography and images of the scholar.

When: Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30pm

Where: Charleston Music Hall (37 John St.)

Cost: Tickets cost $15 for all students and faculty with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased here.

For information on free tickets, please email



Posted on October 31, 2019 in Announcements & Events

Seeking Research Subjects: We Need Your Help!

Study Background: You are invited to participate in a research study. This research, to be conducted by faculty and students at the College of Charleston and The Citadel, is designed to provide baseline phthalate metabolite concentrations for college students and improve our understanding of behaviors that may contribute to phthalate exposure. Phthalates are chemicals commonly found in cosmetics, personal care products, and plastic materials, and have been associated with adverse health effects such as endocrine disruption and reproductive impairment. We are seeking your help to measure phthalate exposure among this study population.

What’s involved: Participants are asked to complete an anonymous, short survey about product use and provide a small urine sample that will only be screened for phthalate exposure.

Incentives will be provided for participation.

We are collecting data on a DROP-IN basis in Silcox 134 from 1pm – 4pm on the following dates:

October 30
November 4, 5, 6
November 11, 12, 13
November 18

IRB approval code: GHHF-10-10-2019

Please email with any questions.

Posted on October 30, 2019 in Announcements & Events

Cougar Scholarship Awarding System (CSAS)

College of Charleston has improved the process by which students can apply for departmental scholarships through the development of the Cougar Scholarship Awarding System (CSAS). CSAS will serve as the platform that you will use to apply for all privately funded scholarships. CSAS gives you access to all scholarships that are available to you through a streamlined application process. To submit an application for scholarships from any department or school on campus, you will need to log into the CSAS portal to update your profile and submit an application for any scholarships that require additional action on your part.






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  • CSAS is how all departmental scholarships will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Applications for specific opportunities will be available on November 1, 2019.
  • The CSAS portal can be accessed here:
  • You will need to make sure your student information is updated and that you have submitted your FAFSA (if applicable) for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Student information can be accessed via MyCharleston under the Academic Services Tab and the Banner Self Service link.
  • This application is only for departmental and foundation-awarded scholarships. It is not for State or Federal funding opportunities
  • If you are a current recipient of a renewable scholarship through your department, you will need to submit an application through the CSAS portal in order to renew that scholarship. This includes recipients of Honors College named merit scholarships

Posted on October 30, 2019 in Announcements & Events

Practitioners Needed: Capabilities Academic Learning Center

What: Would you like to get paid to make a difference in young people’s lives? Rated best practitioner academic support in Charleston 2017-2019, we at Exemplary Capabilities are passionate about helping students achieve the success that we know can be attained. We specialize in areas such as SAT/ACT preparation, individual subject tutoring, group study sessions, and more. We offer our employees flexible hours, a dynamic work environment, and a starting wage of $15 per hour.

To Apply: If interested, please submit resumé and references to:

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Posted on October 28, 2019 in Internships & Jobs

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