Each year Morris College highlights the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics through Science in Action Week with many activities and programs that aim to motivate and educate students as well as community members through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The week will kick-off Tuesday, Feb. 4 with a focus on cybersecurity. At 4 p.m., a drone-flying presentation will take place in front of the science building by freshman and licensed done pilot Jeremiah Robinson. Following the drone demonstration at 5 p.m. is a scholarly presentation on cybersecurity featuring several experts. The Innovations of Cybersecurity event will be presented by the South Carolina Military Department’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Cybersecurity, Colonel William Oden.
On Wednesday, several alumni and local businesses will visit the campus to inform students about different job opportunities in the STEM industry. These guests include Morris College alumnus Rhonda Hook, Pharmacy Technician, ShaMeka Carter, nurse, and Dr. Kareem Spratting of Latta Family Dentistry. Also visiting the campus is Clarence Brown, Founder of Pre-College University and Sumter Internships Facilitator for the Department of Energy, and Erika Williams of the Sumter Economic Development Board-Link.
Thursday, during the college’s weekly morning assembly, community members will hear from Chris Powers, manager of Recruitment and Diversity Education at the Medical University of South Carolina.
On Friday, students will make in-class presentations on their favorite African American scientists and mathematicians.
All activities are free and open to the public.
The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Science in Action Week
February 4 – 7, 2020
Program of Activities
Tuesday, February 4, 2020: Cyber Security Fair
Presenter: Col. William Oden, Deputy Chief of Staff for Cyber Security and Intel, SC State Guard, Olympia
Armory, Columbia, SC.
Time: 5:00-6:00 PM, Room 100 Wilson-Booker Science Building (WBSB)
Wednesday, February 5, 2020: Classroom Visitations
Time: 10:00 AM - 12 NOON, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, WBSB Classrooms
Thursday, February 6, 2020: Assembly Program
Friday, February 7, 2020: Contributions to Science, Mathematics and Technology by African American Scientists and Mathematicians (Classrooms, WBSB)