Whether you are looking to conduct correlational research, descriptive research, or exploratory research and or enhance your data collection methods, we can help. It is that time of year again, where senior research projects are in varying stages of completion. If you have any questions, need clarification on selected concepts, stuck on journal attainment, and or just plain stuck, we can help. Open to all majors.

Come to the next senior research project workshop this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Fine Arts Building 3rd Floor conference room. The workshop will be held each Saturday until 11/4/2017. Please bring your study regardless of the stage and any other material to talk though the process. See you there. Be on-time for the best results.


For any questions, please contact Dr. Geter at or 240-354-8038.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm


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


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 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


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

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


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


Contact: or 803.705.4519

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

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


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

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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


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

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