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School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment

Diversity Initiatives

The SEOE hosts several initiatives aimed at promoting increased involvement of diverse groups in the study of the earth, ocean, and environment. We encourage any interested student to get involved.

GeoScholar Scholarship Program

The GeoScholar Scholarship Program provides financial and academic support for underrepresented students who have demonstrated financial need and are pursuing undergraduate degrees in the geosciences at the University of South Carolina: Environmental Science, Geology, Geophysics, and Marine Science.


Girls Go for IT

Girls Go for IT offers summer camps and clubs for girls entering middle and high school who are interested in computers and IT. Our goal is to increase the number of girls in the Midlands who consider IT and other STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers by giving them the opportunity to learn about IT and coding in a fun and interactive way.



ScienceQuest is an after school informal science and technology program geared towards elementary and middle school students (ages 7-14). Two person team leaders work with 3-5 students to explore a science topic that they have identified at the beginning of the program. Teams meet once a week for 1.5 hours over a course of 10-12 weeks. Each team uses small-scale experiments, demonstrations, and science technology to investigate their topic, culminating in the development of an on-line website depending on the group's age.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.