Undergraduate Science Education Program at the College of Charleston

Funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)


2014-2015 Biology Lab Course Survey

The CURE Pre and Post course surveys are currently unavailable.

2014 Summer Research Students

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Research group - Summer 2013
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Since 2008, HHMI has supported the development of the following learning communities offered from the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Psychology:

- Biology & Psychology - Gateway to Neuroscience

- Chemistry & Biology for Pre-Med Students

The 2012 renewal will revitalize the Biology and Chemistry lab courses.

The specific goals of this grant are as follows:

1. To improve minority student participation in research.
2. To expand faculty expertise in the above areas.
3. To develop new interdisciplinary lecture and laboratory courses.

4. To expand access to undergraduate research experiences.
5. To strengthen ties with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
6. To support PK-12 education in the Charleston area.

Undergraduate Research

Summer 2013

Summer 2012

Summer 2011

Summer 2010

Summer 2009

Outreach Efforts

Brain Awareness Campaign 2009, 2010, part 2, 2011, part 2, 2012, 2013

The American Psychological Association Board of Education Affairs provided additional funds for 2012 and 2013 Outreach via an award to Professor Susan Simonian and Dr. Mark Hurd.

Community Development

2011 Learning Communities

Children's Garden Project