South Carolina Academy of Science reports on the 2000: S.C. Middle/Elementary School Academy of Science for grades 4 - 8. MESAS.MESAS had three Saturday workshops for students in grades 4-8 during the fall of 2000. The fourth workshop was the Western MESAS workshop held on January 20, 2001 at Piedmont Technical College Piedmont Technical College ( is a two-year degree granting, tertiary educational institution. The College's Lex Walters Campus is located in Greenwood, South Carolina, and six County Centers also operate in Abbeville County, Edgefield County, Laurens County, McCormick in Greenwood, S.C. The Lowcountry MESAS workshop on October 14, 2000 had 750 students at Charleston Southern University Charleston Southern University, founded in 1964, is an independent comprehensive university located in Charleston, South Carolina.
Charleston Southern is one of South Carolina's largest accredited, independent universities, enrolling approximately 3,000 students. in Charleston; the Sandhills Sandhills could be:
At the Midlands MESAS Workshop students could build a model rocket Model rocketry is a hobby similar to building model airplanes, where rocket-shaped models are flown vertically and recovered by a variety of means (see Recovery below). Model Rocketry
Model rocketry usually involves commercially-manufactured black powder rocket motors. to take home, build a toy boat to take home, study the human heart, get slimed in chemistry, use chemistry to make earrings, see sound for the first time, create their own home page, or study the DNA DNA: see nucleic acid.
or deoxyribonucleic acid
One of two types of nucleic acid (the other is RNA); a complex organic compound found in all living cells and many viruses. It is the chemical substance of genes. of an orange and much more. They also had the opportunity to see demonstrations and learn how to get involved with DHEC's Champions of the Environment; MATHCOUNTS; Destination Imagination; Newberry's Junior Science Olympics; Clemson's Teaching KATE; and the USC An abbreviation for U.S. Code. Central South Carolina South Carolina, state of the SE United States. It is bordered by North Carolina (N), the Atlantic Ocean (SE), and Georgia (SW). Facts and Figures
Area, 31,055 sq mi (80,432 sq km). Pop. (2000) 4,012,012, a 15. Science & Engineering Fair. The Host Coordinator was Dr. Linda Payne and the event featured Dr. Bob Koenig, Former Deputy Director of the National Aerospace Plane Program, NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
in full National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Independent U.S. , as keynote speaker.
South Carolina Middle/Elementary School Academy of Science (MESAS) Club Membership January 1, 2000 by Region No of clubs Members 2000 W/S 1999 W/S Midlands MESAS 130 1,550 950 600 Western MESAS 75 808 330 422 Low Country MESAS 75 1,065 750 315 Sandhills MESAS 93 550 250 350 * Total 373 3,496 2,280 1,951 * (Reflects club membership since 1999)
Note: Teachers or Parents who bring students to MESAS workshops become sponsors of a club and the students attending become members of MESAS and are issued a membership cards. Other clubs may be formed by an adult, who did not attend any of the workshops, sending in a request to join. The size of a club can range from one to many students. Membership is open to students from public, private and home schools.
Western MESAS Region I Director: Rosemary Wicker and the Upper Savannah Science & Math Hub Midland/Central MESAS Region II Director: Dr. Don Jordan, USC Sandhills MESAS Region IV Director: Dr. Tom Roop, Frances Marion University Lowcountry MESAS Region V Director: Frank Collins, Berkeley Dorchester Science and Math Hub
Special thanks goes to Edwina A. Carns, Community Service Administrator for Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company, for such generous encouragement and contributions for the past seven years in the development of the S.C. Middle/Elementary School Academy of Science.
For more information Contact: Don Jordan; S.C. Academy of Science / Research Group / Carolina Plaza / Columbia S.C. 29208 Phone: (803) 777-7007 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org