Biological and Physical Sciences Department, Beta Kappa Chi to Host “Science Communicates” Lecture

Thursday, April 27, 2017

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – The Department of Biological and Physical Sciences, in conjunction with Beta Kappa Chi National Scientific Honor Society, is sponsoring a “Science Communicates” lecture series and a March for Science on Friday, April 28, at 2 p.m. in the Leroy Davis Hall. The march will begin at 2:30 p.m., starting at the Martin Luther King Jr. auditorium, and will conclude at the K. W. Green Student Center Plaza.

SC State students, faculty and staff are invited to be informed about the unifying nature of science during the “Science Communicates” lecture series. The event will include presentations by two students, junior biology major, Maya Barbour, and senior biology major, Katelyn Stern, who are winners of the Association of Research Directors biennial conference. Barbour won second place in the oral competition, and Stern won third place in the oral competition. The conference comprised of 1890 institutions and was held in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month.

Participates are encouraged to make posters for the march, which should include information regarding scientific policies, global warming, clean water, scientific publications and other important material relating to science.

For more information about the “Science Communicates” lecture series and the March for Science, contact assistant professor of bioengineering science, Dr. Ashley Knowell, at (803) 533-3674 or Inquiries can also be made to assistant professor of biology and bioengineering science, Dr. Shanora Brown, at (803) 516-4688 or