From incoming and prospective student visits to chemistry research to a certain CofC president’s birthday: See what’s been happening lately at the College of Charleston.

Incoming students attended the Student Activities Information Fair in the Cistern Yard on July 12 and July 19, 2022, as part of orientation. On July 12, 2022, rising high school seniors also attended the fair as part of the College’s Senior Project, which serves AALANA and first-generation students who are rising high school seniors. (Photos by Mike Ledford)

Orientation interns helped bring a little cheer to Randolph Hall to celebrate CofC President Andrew T. Hsu‘s birthday!

Students recently completed 10 weeks of research alongside faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Biochemistry major Casey O’Brien worked in professor Kate Mullaugh‘s lab researching the use of magnetic nanoparticles for the removal of heavy metal contaminants in water; biology major Jennie Jackson and biochemistry majors Nick Orlando and Addie Barnes worked in the lab of professor Brooke van Horn researching the synthesis of biodegradable polymers for medical use; public health major Sydney Gordon and biology major Macie Gregory worked with professor Gamil Guirgis to research the synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of novel silicone-containing compounds; and biochemistry and Classics double-major Brison Shira worked with professor Jay Forsythe researching the chemical reactions responsible for the origin of life. (Photos by Mike Ledford)