Closer Look: Summer Indie Music Series — OkCello; KSU Increasing Minority Student Success for STEM; And More

Our Summer Indie Music Series continues with the unique sounds of OkCello.
Our Summer Indie Music Series continues with the unique sounds of OkCello.
Credit Emilia Brock / WABE

Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 1:59: Kennesaw State University recently received a $1 million grant to focus on increasing science degree success for African-American and Hispanic students. The grant, awarded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will provide additional support resources to students and faculty. We learn more from Mark Anderson, dean of KSU’s College of Science and Mathematics, and Scott Reese, assistant dean for curriculum and associate professor of biology.
  • 22:18: The Team America Rocket Challenge is the largest and most competitive student rocketry contest in the world. Every year, 800 teams across 46 states compete to build and launch the best rockets. And in May, the first place spot went to a team at Creekview High School in Canton, Georgia. Now, they’ll represent Team America in the International Rocketry Challenge. They head to London next week, so they’re tweaking and testing to get ready. Producer Trevor Young recently stopped by Creekview High in Canton to check it out.
  • 33:15: Our Summer Indie Music Series continues with the unique sounds of OkCello. The moniker of Atlanta-based Okorie Johnson, OkCello uses a cello to create sound loops and dense audio landscapes. He also blends genre, sometimes moving between classical, jazz, and folk. OkCello joins us in studio.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Trevor Young.