COCES Program Features
Each month, the COCES features projects and programs in our community.
- Ghosts of the Horseshoe, a mobile interactive application, or “critical interactive,” deploys game mechanics, as well as Augmented Reality (AR) and GPS functionality, in order to generate awareness of and questioning about this historic grassy space at the center of the USC campus. It draws participants into relation with history and historical figures by turning the mobile micro screen into a “window” onto the past, one whose real-time image responds to touch, gesture, and location.
- The A. C. Moore Herbarium of the University of South Carolina is an important part of the College of Arts and Sciences at USC (Columbia Campus). As a public resource, the Herbarium is an outstanding modern reference collection for identifying plants, including weeds that have been recently introduced into our state, as well as uncommon or threatened species. Now over 100 years old, the A. C. Moore Herbarium continues to be a resource for botanical knowledge, through teaching, research and public service.
- Computer Science Outreach to South Carolina High Schools
Duncan Buell (Computer Science and Engineering) has been working for several years in outreach to South Carolina high schools on behalf of computer science. Enrollments in computer science nationally are low, in spite of the fact Computer Science is the degree that leads to three in five jobs in all of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and four in five jobs for graduates of the College of Engineering and Computing at USC.
- Always Coming Home: The American Female Veteran Experience seeks to document the experiences of women veterans whose return to civilian life has been affected by diverse combat and service situations but who have had little opportunity to share their experiences with the public.
- The Composition of Support Groups in the LGBT Community – Input from Consumers
There is little guidance on the optimal composition of support-groups in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, or if family/family-members-of-choice (FMOC) can play any role in a support group. The objective of this study was to: (1) determine if groups of mixed LGBT orientations are as acceptable as groups of just one orientation/ gender identity; and (2) determine the acceptability/feasibility of involving a participant-selected family member/FMOC in a support group.
October 25-26, 2013
Faculty and students involved in the first CreateAthon@USC sprang into perpetual motion with the fall semester, and they won’t take any deep breaths until after its over. It’s all in a night’s work. All for a good cause (or six).
- Season of Women: A Celebration of Women Artists
October 3-10, 2013
"Season of Women: A Celebration of Women Artists", sponsored by Opera-tunity Foundation, is a broad-based, dynamic program of performance, creative, and visual arts including music, dance, art, drama and literature. The project brings to the fore the captivating presence of women artists, their artistic compositions and creations, and cross-spectrum concerts and features of women’s contributions to the arts.
- Music Community Visits Still Hopes Community
for the Holidays
The students of the Music Community, our on-campus residential hall, visited the Still Hopes retirement/assisted living community in December to share holiday music with residents.
- Aphasia Reading Groups
The USC Speech & Hearing Research Center hosts a group for adults who have lost some of their reading ability due to a neurological event or condition. Participants get together to visit, discuss the book, and practice reading in a safe and supportive environment.
Any adult with aphasia who would like to participate, please contact Dr. Charley Adams at 803-777-2605 or email@example.com