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2015: International Year of Light and the Nobel Prizes
Dr. Lok C. Yew Yan Voon
Dean of Science and Mathematics
Traubert Chair in Science and Mathematics
Noon, Friday, January 30, 2015
Greater Issues Room, Mark Clark Hall

2015 has been designated as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies by UNESCO. As they describe it, “… it is a global initiative which will highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures, and for the development of society. It is an unique opportunity to inspire, educate, and connect on a global scale.” (

Given that the 2014 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Physics were awarded for discoveries in the generation and application of light, we find it quite appropriate to choose a discussion of the latest Nobel prizes as our contribution to fulfilling the above mandate. The talk should be understandable to anyone with an introduction to basic concepts in physics (no mathematics needed).

The next CSMC Meeting will be held on March 13th, 2015 in Grimsley Hall's Bernard Gordon Room at 9am. 

The 2015 Annual Academy of Science and Mathematics Banquet will be held at the Charleston Marriott (170 Lockwood Drive) on Thursday March 12th, 2015. For more information, please visit this link.


 2015 Charleston STEM Fest
 February 7, 2015

This 2-week annual event, which is an initiative of the Lowcountry STEM Collaborative, will highlight the many local STEM education  initiatives and allow children and families to explore exhibits and  interactive demonstrations hosted by the collaborating organizations as well as local industries, non-profits and educational institutions in the area.