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.
Join us for the 8th 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: TBD
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 https://blogs.cofc.edu/lowcountryhall/stemdayreg/
Deadline: Register by October 31, 2021 to ensure your space.
We hope to see you there!
** Subject to COVID Protocols!
We are excited to know that the Lowcountry Hall and the School of Sciences and Mathematics successfully held an interactive STEM event with the Upward Bound Math and Science students from the New Covenant Community Development Center, Monroe, NC. Our sincerest thanks to all participants and to our SSM faculty for making it a wonderful experience!
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.
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.
Attention STEM Teachers in the Lowcountry!
We provide video lessons in various exciting STEM topics using 21st Century Lab Resources. The videos are prepared by experts at the College of Charleston in the corresponding fields. We expect teachers implement the one or more topics in their classrooms in Fall 2021. Please complete the survey for us to have your feedback/input/comments/suggestions about this venture.
Thank you very much for attending the Zoom meeting to discuss the policies and procedures of 2021 LRSEF competition which will be held virtually in March. Please find the major questions and concerns drawn from our conversation using the link: FAQ-LRSEF2021
Due to the current circumstances, the Lowcountry Hall activities in this academic year will be on a virtual platform. Please stay tuned to obtain more information on specific activities…
The Lowcountry Regional Science and Engineering Fair has been canceled for this year. Thank you for your time, effort and feedback to move forward with our earlier plan. We hope to meet y’all next year for the 2021 Science Fair.
The overall finalists in the Senior Division will each get a $2,500 Scholarship Award to come to the College of Charleston and major in a STEM discipline in the School of Sciences and Mathematics.