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Drone Technology Workshop for Parents, Students and Educators
Designing · Building · Coding · Cybersecurity · GIS/GPS · Careers · Scholarships 

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Date September 25, 2017
Location Benedict College Swinton Center Ballroom 1600 Harden Street Columbia, SC Outdoor exercises will take place on the activity field by the gym.
Time Session 1: 10am to 12pm , Session 2: 1pm to 3pm
Cost $25 per person, refreshments will be provided
How to Register Send email to Keiyoung@ecotek-us.com. Place “RSVP- Drone Workshop” in Subject Field. An RSVP confirmation email with PayPal registration link will be sent to you to finalize your registration for the event. Please call Mr. Keith Young at 313-399-7893 if you have questions.

At the completion of the workshop you will be able to explain the basic concepts related to:

  • Identifying different field applications and benefits of drone technology
  • Configuring drone functions through coding and programming
  • Collecting, compiling, analyzing and integrating images, video and meta data stored on a drone   
  • Developing an understanding of drone cybersecurity risks and counter measures
  • Securing STEM internships, jobs  and scholarships in autonomous engineering
  • Earning a FAA drone pilot license
  • Integrating drone technology into an existing STEM curriculum to improve SC Palmetto Assessment   EOCEP test proficiency

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This informational workshop is best suited for individuals working in the following positions:

  • School Leaders/principals
  • Curriculum leaders and career counselors
  • Science and math teachers
  • Parents of students in grade 5 thru 12 that have an interest in UAV technologies
  • College students majoring in a STEM field

About Ecotek Lab Ecotek is a science research lab program for young inventors and researchers in grades 5 thru 12. Student scientists work on projects aligned with the issues being addressed by world leaders at the United Nations. To learn more about Ecotek Lab go to http://www.ecotek-us.com

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Event-Date: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

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A Total Eclipse Viewing event to include educational seminars, food, drinks, snacks, solar games for the kids of all ages and a performance by the Benedict College Marching Tigers "Band of Distinction". FREE solar eclipse glasses are available for the first 6,000 guests.

When: Monday, August 21, 2017
Parking begins 10 a.m. (tailgaters are welcomed)
Festivities begin at 11 a.m.
Solar Games: 11a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Solar Lectures: 11a.m. - 2 p.m.
Festivities end at 3 p.m.

Where: Charlie W. Johnson Stadium-2046 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29204

Partial phase start: 1:13:07PM (EDT), at "2:00 o'clock" on the sun's disk

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Contact: Kymm.Hunter@Benedict.edu or 803.705.4519

Event-Date: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Benedict College School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

presents

EVENT: All-College Assembly
WHEN: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

TIME: 11:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Antisdel Chapel
THEME: “Underrepresentation of Ethnic Minorities in STEM and the Health Sciences: What are the causes and can we effectively address this issue?”
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Thomas D. Landefeld, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Pre-health Advisor, California State University (CSU)-Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA

EVENT: Seminar Speaker
WHEN: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

TIME: 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Alumni Hall 313
GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Edward Krug, Professor and Associate Dean, MUSC, College of Graduate Studies – Life after Graduate School

EVENT: Seminar Speaker - BIO 137 Principles of Biology I Students
WHEN: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

TIME: 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Alumni Hall 210-212
GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Thomas D. Landefeld, Professor of Biology and Pre-health Advisor, California State University (CSU)-Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA

EVENT: Seminar Speaker
WHEN: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

TIME: 12 Noon
LOCATION: Alumni Hall 210-212
GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Geoffrey Scott, Chair, Arnold School of Public Health
TITLE: “Climate Change and Coastal Urbanization: A Recipe for Disaster for Coastal Ecosystem and Human Health.”

EVENT: The Princeton Review’s GRE Strategy Session
WHEN: Thursday, April 6, 2017

TIME: All day
LOCATION: Alumni Hall 107

EVENT: The Princeton Review’s MCAT Strategy Session
WHEN: Friday, April 7, 2017

TIME: Half-day
LOCATION: Alumni Hall 107


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Event-Date: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, April 7, 2017 - 5:00pm

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A LESSON BEFORE DYING

By Romulus Linney, based on a Novel written by Ernest J. Gaines,
and set design by Wendell Brown

Charles David Brooks III, Director

March 30 - 31, 2017 at 7:00pm, and April 1, 2017 Matinee at 3:00pm

Location: Ponder Fine Arts/Humanities Center Theatre

Synopsis

Columbia, SC -- March 15, 2017 -- A Lesson before Dying, a play by Romulus Linney, based on a Novel written by Ernest J. Gaines, and directed by Charles David Brooks, III, and set design by Wendell Brown, performs on stage, at the Benedict College Ponder Fine Arts/Humanities Theater by the Theatre Ensemble, featuring Brandi Green, Cary C. Corley, Joshua Deon Colter, Rajendra Neupane, Roderick Haynes, Jr., LaQuanisha Robinson, Stephan Richardson, and stage manager Shakiera Williams.  A Lesson before Dying runs March 30 and March 31, at 7:00 PM, and April 1, 2017, Matinee, at 3:00 PM.

Ernest J. Gaines sets the scene in the fictional community of Bayonne, Louisiana, in the late 1940s, or for that matter it could be in Ferguson, Missouri or anywhere else in America, at any time. A Lesson Before Dying tells the story of Jefferson, or Trayvon, Garner, Michael, or Tamir, a twenty-one-year-old uneducated black field worker wrongfully accused and convicted of the robbery and murder of a white man, and sentenced to death by electrocution. At his trial, Jefferson's court-appointed defense attorney argues that Jefferson lacks the intelligence to plan a robbery, and that, even if he had been involved in the killing, sentencing him to death would be like putting a hog in the electric chair. In spite of this so-called defense, the all-white jury finds Jefferson guilty. To compound the horror of his situation, Jefferson internalizes the attorney's racist depiction of him as a dumb animal as he convinces himself to go being dragged like a hog to the electric chair.

Determined that Jefferson will die with dignity, his godmother ("nannan"), Miss Emma, turns to Grant Wiggins, a black teacher at the local plantation school, and asks him to teach Jefferson to be a man. Although convinced that there is nothing he can do, Grant reluctantly agrees to visit Jefferson in jail. Over the next several months, while Jefferson awaits execution, he and Grant forge a bond that enables both men to regain their dignity, reconnect with their community, and learn "the importance of standing."

Admission range from $5.00 to $10.00.

For additional information, contact Professor Charles D. Brooks, III, Benedict College Theatre Ensemble Director at (803) 705-4358 or Charles.Brooks@benedict.edu.


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Event-Date: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7:00pm to Friday, March 31, 2017 - 7:00pm

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ONE MONKEY DON'T STOP NO SHOW

By Don Evans

Charles David Brooks III, Director

November 17 - 18, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: Ponder Fine Arts/Humanities Center Theatre

Synopsis

Columbia, SC -- November 8, 2016 -- The Benedict College will present “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show” a new stage play directed by Mr. Charles David Brooks, III, Professor of Theatre and Director of Theatre Ensemble at Benedict College. The play will open at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 17th with a performance continuing on November 18th at the Ponder Fine Arts/Humanities Center Theatre on the College main campus. The event is free and open to the general public.

The Benedict College Theatre Ensemble Student Production, One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show, reveals the struggles of people, places, and things that appears to be doing well when in fact things are in shambles and in need of serious Restoration. The African American playwright Don Evans was a leading figure of the Black Arts Movement in the 1960s and 70s, though his plays have never made much of an impact in this country. The Harrisons are a well-to-do family living in a desirable quarter of Philadelphia. "We have a place in society and I don't just mean black society," Mrs. Harrison declares. Yet the recent death of Mr. Harrisons' brother has left them with the stewardship of Beverly, a smart young girl from the rural south with a frank disregard of big-city stereotypes.

The collision of town and country has been a staple of satirical comedy since Molière, and Evans's play makes erudite reference to Restoration drama with its racy, rather confusing plot and cheeky licentiousness much of the action revolves around the hasty concealment of a copy of The Joy of Sex the Harrison's preppy teenage son has smuggled into the house, as Reviewed by Alfred Hickling.

For additional information, contact Professor Charles D. Brooks, III, Benedict College Theatre Ensemble Director at (803) 705-4358 or Charles.Brooks@benedict.edu.


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Event-Date: 
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:00pm to Friday, November 18, 2016 - 7:00pm

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