Centers and Institutes

Programs and Outreach

The Charles H. Houston Center develops, coordinates, and assesses the effectiveness of activities designed to inform, educate, and encourage individuals in South Carolina and around the country. To achieve these goals, faculty and staff at the Charles H. Houston Center develop and implement programs and activities aligned with the priorities of the center; collaborate with organizations to develop and implement programs; collect and analyze program evaluation data; and pursue funding opportunities to develop and implement programs.

Clemson Career Workshop

The Clemson Career Workshop, sponsored by LMI Aerospace, enables high school students to explore career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

PSAT/SAT Workshop

The PSAT/SAT Workshop is an academic outreach program designed to help high school students in South Carolina to prepare for the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test® as well as prepare for the SAT.

Research Workshop

The Research Workshop is designed for faculty, staff, and students who are interested in learning about research methods and analytical techniques utilized to conduct research on the Black experience in education.

Palmetto Ph.D. Project

The primary objective of the Palmetto Ph.D. Project is to increase the number of doctoral students who study the Black experience in education while they pursue their doctoral degree. As a result, the program is designed to encourage South Carolinians to pursue a doctoral degree in the field of education as well as conduct research to advance the study of educational issues affecting African Americans.