Gerard M. Crawley, Dean
Colin Bennett, Associate Dean
Roger H. Sawyer, Associate Dean
Gerald T. Cowley, Assistant Dean
The College of Science and Mathematics consists of seven departments:
The college also administers an interdisciplinary program in marine science. Special opportunities for research and graduate study are provided by the following research bureaus and institutes: The Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine Biology and Coastal Research, which operates a modern laboratory at the Hobcaw Barony, a 17,500-acre tract of land near Georgetown; and the Institute for Biological Research and Technology which provides expertise in biotechnology. In addition, the College of Science and Mathematics administers the Regional NMR Facility and the Electron Microscopy Center, which are open to all USC faculty and graduate students for training and research in electron microscopy of biological and nonbiological materials. For further information about these bureaus, institutes, and centers, please see "The University" section of this bulletin.
The Center for Science Education coordinates graduate and in-service programs for precollege teachers of science and mathematics. Further information is given in "The University" section of this bulletin and below.
Since 1950, students and faculty of the University of South Carolina have benefited from its membership in Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). ORAU is a consortium of 85 colleges and universities and a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. ORAU works with its member institutions to help their students and faculty gain access to federal research facilities throughout the country; to keep its members informed about opportunities for fellowship, scholarship, and research appointments; and to organize alliances among its members.
Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), the DOE facility that ORAU operates, undergraduates, postgraduates, as well as faculty enjoy access to a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Students can participate in programs covering a wide variety of disciplines, including business, earth sciences, epidemiology, engineering, physics, geological sciences, pharmacology, ocean sciences, biomedical sciences, nuclear chemistry, and mathematics. Appointment and program lengths range from one month to four years. Many of these programs are especially designed to increase the numbers of underrepresented minority students pursuing degrees in science- and engineering-related disciplines. A comprehensive listing of these programs and other opportunities, their disciplines, and details on locations and benefits can be found in the ORISE Catalog of Education and Training Programs, which is available at www.orau.gov/orise/resgd.htm or by calling either of the contacts below.
ORAUs Office of Partnership Development seeks opportunities for partnerships and alliances among ORAUs members, private industry, and major federal facilities. Activities include faculty development programs such as the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards, the Visiting Industrial Scholars Program, consortium research funding initiatives, faculty research, and support programs as well as services to chief research officers.
For more information about ORAU and its programs, contact:
Gerard M. Crawley
Monnie E. Champion
or visit the ORAU homepage (www.orau.org).
Degrees and Certificates Offered
The College of Science and Mathematics offers programs of study leading to the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy; Master of Arts; Master of Mathematics; Master of Science; and, in cooperation with the College of Education, a Master of Arts in Teaching, an Interdisciplinary Master of Arts, and a Master in Teaching. For further information about admission and degree requirements, please consult "The Graduate School" section of this bulletin and the individual departments listed under the College of Science and Mathematics and the College of Education.
Center for Science Education
The Center for Science Education, in conjunction with the departments in the College of Science and Mathematics, is responsible for developing and coordinating interdisciplinary teacher education courses and programs in science and mathematics. These courses are listed and described below under "Science and Mathematics for Educators" and carry the interdisciplinary SMED designator.
The Center for Science Education also assists individual departments in offering content-specific courses within their disciplines that are designed for in-service teachers. These courses, carrying individual departmental designators, include:
BIOL 770, 771, 772, 775, and 776
CHEM 702, 703, 704, 705, 706, and 709
GEOL 531, 700, 702
MSCI 777 and 778
MATH 701-I, 702-I, 703-I, 704-I, 712-I, 736-I, 752-I, and 780-I
PHYS 781, 782, 783, 784, 785, and 787
Science and Mathematics for Educators (SMED)
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