Entries by Chad Vail

3rd Annual High School STEM Career Fair Highlights Youth Apprenticeships – 2000+ Students Attend

Over 2000 students arrived on buses from throughout the Charleston region, one after another – these students were chosen by their school to attend the 3rd annual STEM Career Fair at the North Charleston Convention Center October 12. Students got to speak directly with professionals from companies keen on doing their part to develop the next […]

Frierson Elementary School Students Enjoy Career Focused Assembly with Live 5 News Anchor Raphael James

Once a month, students at Edith L. Frierson Elementary School on Wadmalaw Island have a special “Career Cluster Focus Day”. The month of October is dedicated to Arts, Audio / Video Technology, and Communications, and their featured speaker was Mr. Raphael James from WCSC Live 5 News! Mr. James did an amazing job with the kids and even […]

Burke HS Students Benefit from MUSC Grant to Increase Underrepresented Students in Medical Professions

Photo above: SC CURE scholars are presented with certificates at the End of Term Ceremony at Burke High School for completion of Part I of the SC CURE Spring course, which focused on Cancer Biology and Cancer Epidemiology. Dr. Marvella Ford and Dr. Dennis Watson, and their team at the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings […]

North Charleston HS PLTW Aerospace Engineering Students Design, Build, and Launch Small Rocket

Justin Johnson’s PTLW Aerospace Engineering scholars at NCHS designed their own rocket using the “open rocket” program and a simulator to test and modify the design to ensure stable flight. Scholars then built their rockets from scratch using balsa wood, super glue and cardboard tubing. Scholars also learned the procedures of launching a rocket safely. Scholars dealt […]

Military Magnet Academy Hosts FIRST Tech Challenge Season Kickoff Event

Recently, the Robo Eagles, Military Magnet Academy’s FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team, along with Rhoming Robots hosted this year’s FTC Relic Recovery Robotics kickoff! “It was an awesome turnout of participating schools and teams”, said Ms. Ferrette-Clark, Military Magnet Academy Information Technology Instructor, one of the organizers of the event. During the event, students engaged in the “Marshmallow Challenge,” […]

Student Run School Store at West Ashley HS Reopens After Renovations

This week marked the reopening of the Cat Shack at West Ashley High School, the student run school store that offers logo apparel, snacks, and other items for students to purchase between classes and at lunch. The students operating the store are overseen by Mr. Terry Stutts, the Marketing teacher and adviser for the WAHS […]

North Charleston Elementary School Launching New STEM Focused Programs in 5th Grade Classrooms

This week, students in Ms. Hocking’s and Ms Theiss’ 5th grade classes at North Charleston Elementary School were given a special STEM themed assignment: “Engineer a model home inspired by a shelter built by animals in nature.” This STEM project-based learning opportunity on habitats called “Engineering is Elementary” is from the Museum of Science in […]

Morningside PLTW Students Enjoy Guest Speaker from Floyd Brace and Design Challenge

Students in Mr. Glickman’s Project Lead The Way Gateway to Technology class at Morningside Middle School enjoyed a recent guest speaking visit from Mr. Maurice Johnson with Floyd Brace. The students got to participate in a special activity called “Mr. Glickman’s PLTW Foot Orthosis Design Challenge” and were encouraged to share their designs as they explored the […]

Military Magnet Academy Students Enjoy Visit from Boeing Professional Followed by Boeing DreamLearners Field-trip

Students at Military Magnet Academy recently enjoyed a special visit to their school by a member of the local Boeing South Carolina team, followed by a field-trip to participate in the DreamLearners program at the Boeing facilities in North Charleston. On Friday, August 18, 2017, Mr. Gregory Elia, who serves as a Supplier Management specialist […]

School of the Arts Welcomes Shoe Designer Roderick Pieters for Project-based Learning

Students in Caroline Baker’s Fashion Design & Apparel Construction program at Charleston County School of the Arts had a very special guest recently. EURO Designer Roderick Pieters held a shoe design and construction workshop for over 30 students. Students used a variety of materials to design custom shoes to keep! Check out these pictures of […]