Expo 2022

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Participating in research, creative activities or community service projects can be one of the most important aspects of college life. When students and faculty work together on projects, students gain knowledge and training, and they learn skills that are important to employers and in graduate school.

Examples of some of those valuable skills include:

  • problem-solving.
  • teamwork.
  • communication.
  • project and time management.

At the College of Charleston, we encourage all students to engage in research and experiential learning activities. And each year, the university invites students to present their work to the campus community.

EXPO 2022  

This year's Expo is scheduled for Thursday, April 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in TD Arena (301 Meeting Street). 

This event is free and open to the public. 

Who can participate? 

Undergraduate or graduate students at the College of Charleston who have conducted mentored research, scholarship, creative inquiry or community service projects during summer 2021 or the 2021-22 academic year.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED: Student Abstracts are due by Friday, March 18 at 5 p.m. 



There will be other events added throughout the week. Check back often to see the full schedule of events

Students will also be eligible to earn awards. Check out the student award categories

Examples of projects you might see

Healthcare Access for Women

  •  WISE increases healthcare access for women in rural communities. Shira Finke monitors progress and researches opportunities to meet women’s needs in a sustainable way that can be adapted by other rural libraries and easily scaled.

Interactive Music Experience

  • There is a societal shift in the way people communicate. This led Annie Forgette to develop an Interactive Participatory Music Environment (IPaME) for Online Communities. In this new digital environment, everyday people can take part in musical experiences much like they would in a video game.

Observing Water on Asteroids

  • Water is essential to life. Understanding its distribution and behavior in the solar system helps us further understand the water on Earth. In this study, David Dorf observes the extent and form of water on asteroids, which will open up new avenues to study the origins of life on Earth. 

Teaching Art in a Local School

  • Aleyse Scarborough wants to change lives. It started as a weekly blog discussing the disparities within South Carolina’s education system. It turned into an opportunity to teach art classes to students from a local Title 1 school. By building on this project, Aleyse is able to explore her career options.