Student Spotlight: Jenny Sella

This week we caught up with Jennifer Sella, an Exercise Science Senior minoring in Psychology! Jenny and her mentor, Dr. Morgan Hughey, received a SURF 2021 Grant to explore the energy expenditure differences between bicycles and electric-assist bicycles for Charleston’s bike share program. Jenny shared with us, “Bike share programs are a growing trend in […]

Student Spotlight: Sammy Stocking

Meet Psychology Senior, Sammy Stocking! Sammy and her mentor, Dr. Michael Ruscio received a 2021 SURF grant to explore invertebrate research. Sammy told us, “Dr. Ruscio and I examined the process of neurogenesis in adult snapping shrimp. Neurogenesis when new neurons are formed in the brain, and we chose to look into snapping shrimp because […]

Summer Undergraduate Research Funding (SURF) Recipient Published

Congrats to Pearce Hamilton and Dr. Mike Larsen of CofC’s Physics department on their recent publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. Their work was funded through a 2020 summer SURF award.   Hamilton and Larsen spent the summer researching the Uncertainty of Heterogeneous Freezing Rate of Water on Muscovite Mica. To simply explain […]

2020 Celebration of Scholars

Please join us for our annual Celebration of Scholars event! DETAILS: This year’s event will be held virtually. Undergraduate students will showcase the results of their student/faculty collaborative research and creative activities projects via video presentations. We have 54 students from various disciplines participating. WHEN: Monday, August, 24th. Presentations will be posted on our website: […]

Celebration of Scholars – Call for Presenters

URCA’s annual Celebration of Scholars Event will be virtual this year! Any student/faculty teams that have worked on collaborative projects this summer or during the 2019-2020 academic year are encouraged to participate. Presenters will create a 3-5 minute video presentation on their research or creative activity project.  While we are sad to not be able […]

Recent Grad Shines a Light on Latin American Indigenous Languages

Words matter. Not just their meaning, but also the cultural significance of the languages used to speak them. For Madison “Madi” Crow ’20, her interest in the indigenous languages of Latin America started with an internship through the organization Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF). Crow learned about the internship program through the College of Charleston’s […]