USCB'S MOS Develops Math Skills and Inspires High School Students
Mathematics Opportunities in the Summer (MOS) is an exciting, residential summer mathematics program for rising junior and senior high school students in the rural and underserved counties surrounding USCB.
MOS broadens participants’ perspectives and educational experiences, helps them identify their interests and inspires them to pursue further academic studies in college. Through experience-based learning opportunities in math, science and technology, participants gain academic confidence and many see math as fun!
MOS launched in the summer of 2021. Two groups of students participated in two 10-day residential summer sessions. In July 2022, MOS leadership offered one 10-day residential summer session.
To get an authentic experience of college life, MOS campers live in university residence halls, which are 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartments on USCB’s Bluffton Campus . Participants travel daily to USCB’s Hilton Head Island Campus to explore important mathematical concepts in hands-on, informal sessions led by USCB Mathematics faculty. Participants also learn how to code and write basic computer programs. Rigorous yet accessible learning experiences are paired with extensive academic support in the hopes of expanding participants’ thinking around educative possibilities in Mathematics that will help them identify potential career paths.
MOS Leadership Team
The MOS leadership team includes Drs. Volkan Sevim, Davide Fusi, and Morgin Jones Williams, mathematics faculty members in the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.
Thank you to Our Sponsors
USCB, the Jasper County School District and its students are grateful to the people and businesses in the Lowcountry who support Math Opportunities in the Summer. Your generous contributions make this life-changing program happen!
MOS Leadership is grateful to the following sponsors for supporting our mission and providing funding: Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, Block 3 Family Fund (a fund of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry), Power:Ed Foundation, a philanthropy of South Carolina Student Loan Corporation (SCSLC), Ward Edwards Engineering, USCB Office of Academic Affairs and Jasper County School District, Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School. Their contributions make this large undertaking a reality for our students.
Math Opportunities in the Summer In the News
Read journalist Gwyneth Saunders' story about MOS in The Bluffton Sun.