College’s “Education Day” Program Wins National Award

College’s “Education Day” Program Wins National Award

The American Chemical Society has honored the College of Charleston for the 2013 Education Day program.

The Society awarded the College the “ChemLuminary Award” for the most innovative new activity or program.

Over 2,000 4th-8th graders from across the tri-county area attended the Education Day Program.

WATCH: the video of the 2013 Education Day Program

Faculty from the College of Charleston conducted many hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) experiments with the students during the morning sessions. Later in the day, the students filled the TD arena and cheered on the College of Charleston Women’s Basketball team in their game against the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.stem-day-3

“Events like this are meant to energize and excite these students about the opportunities that exist for them and to help them to prepare for the challenges they will meet,” says Jim Deavor, Associate Dean of the School of Sciences and Mathematics.

Education Day is a cross campus collaboration between the School of Science and Mathematics, the School of Education, Health and Human Performance and the Athletic Department along with several non-College of Charleston partners.