Stories for Faculty and Staff
March 20, 2018, Megan Sexton
South Carolina Honors College graduate Caroline Parler Potter headed to England as a Rhodes Scholar in 2000. She's still at Oxford, where she earned her master’s and doctorate in anthropology and is now a medical anthropologist. She'll return to Carolina on April 20 to give the keynote address at Discover USC.
February 27, 2018, Taylor Evans
Summer is quickly approaching, meaning that children will soon need activities to enrich their lives and expand their minds. Luckily for parents, Carolina has a variety of summer camp options for every interest from singing to softball to science.
September 20, 2017, Mike Ettlemyer
The University of South Carolina has been named the first Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site in the state with a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to accelerate entrepreneurship.
September 19, 2017
The University of South Carolina has been preparing students for the workforce for generations. As the state has attracted more high-tech manufacturing operations, the need for more skilled workers has grown rapidly. The university can now increase its reach to help even more South Carolinians take advantage of these opportunities with a $20 million National Science Foundation grant.
August 14, 2017, Mike Ettlemyer
David W. Matolak, electrical engineering professor and researcher in the College of Engineering and Computing, is the principal investigator in a new NASA-funded $4.4 million research project to address limitations in aircraft communication networks to improve operations and increase safety.
August 04, 2017, Chris Horn
When Sourav Banerjee talks about teaching numerical and mathematical methods to engineering students, his enthusiasm is nearly palpable. The Calcutta, India, native is one of four recipients of the 2017 Michael J. Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award.
June 12, 2017, Mike Ettlemyer
The research team will receive $1.76 million in funding from the SC Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration to collect new data on the state’s roadways over the next four years. The research will determine how roads can better be constructed, fixed and maintained so that new pavement lasts longer.
June 09, 2017, Chris Horn
If there’s a problem with too much heat in an electronic system, Chen Li probably has a plan to cool it down. The mechanical engineering associate professor has five patents related to heat dissipation technology for applications ranging from computer chips to power plants.
June 05, 2017, Mary-Kathryn Craft
Researchers at the University of South Carolina are working to create a software program that will automatically match prehistoric pottery with whole designs, which will help uncover how Native Americans interacted more than 1,500 years ago.
May 19, 2017, Craig Brandhorst
Running sophisticated computer models to analyze large sets of data and identify meaningful trends is the world of Gabriel Terejanu, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering. His knowledge of uncertainty is attracting collaborators from the cornfield to the classroom.
April 21, 2017, Dan Cook
Last year, some 1,700 undergraduates studied abroad — a 15 percent increase. The quick jump is just one aspect of the increasing internationalization of the University of South Carolina, a coordinated effort led by Global Carolina, a strategic initiative launched two years ago.
April 21, 2017, Craig Brandhorst
Roger Dougal, chair of electrical engineering department in the College of Engineering and Computing, is an expert on power electronics, focusing his research primarily on modeling the dynamic behavior of large, complex electrically driven systems.
January 19, 2017, Page Ivey
Nan Easterlin and Barry Storey were “raised Gamecocks.” So when the two Georgia grads wanted to do something to honor their father, a 1951 engineering graduate of the University of South Carolina, they stuck to what they knew.
December 15, 2016, USC Times
A is for alphabet, at least according to USC Times. To help close out 2016, the University of South Carolina’s monthly magazine for faculty and staff devoted its entire December issue to the ABCs of 2016 — with each letter representing a different accomplishment, announcement or notable arrival from the past year.
November 18, 2016, Jo Jo Winkelmann
Graduate business student Brittany VanderBeek was put on a project of epic proportions during her internship at Michelin: Bring Carolina and Clemson students together to help reduce waste at a tire manufacturer. Next semester, the first joint class of students will begin working on solutions thanks to VanderBeek's hard work.
October 31, 2016, Dan Cook
From bank accounts to presidential campaigns, it seems that nothing is off-limits for computer hackers these days. That's why SC Cyber — a statewide cybersecurity initiative housed in the Office of Economic Engagement — is working to improve our defenses and raise awareness about how cybersecurity issues impact all of us.
September 16, 2016, Steven Powell
Immediately following the October 2015 flood in South Carolina, USC researchers began looking at issues related to the once-in-a-lifetime catastrophe. In Part 2 of our "after the flood" series we look at preventing tomorrow’s floods.
August 11, 2016, Steven Powell
One of USC’s most successful home-grown research programs has a new name, a new commercial partner and will soon move to a new building with ten times the floor space it currently occupies. The Center for Predictive Maintenance is launching a new chapter under director Abdel Bayoumi.
June 24, 2016, Steven Powell
Lasers, rail guns and space stations have unique engineering needs that Carolina research is serving. Joining the faculty of the College of Engineering and Computing in 2009, Chen Li founded the Micro/Nanoscale Transport Lab, which is a world leader in cutting-edge heat transfer and energy production research.
June 24, 2016, Steven Powell
Mechanical engineering professor Jamil Khan founded the Enhanced Heat Transfer Laboratory when he arrived at Carolina in 1990. It has been helping modern technology run cool ever since.
June 10, 2016, Steven Powell
Nanoscale research in South Carolina got a big boost with last year’s installation of a Small-Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) laboratory in the Horizon building. The state facility sports a powerful, automated, rapid-throughput instrument that director Morgan Stefik (right) describes as a “game changer.”
June 08, 2016, Chris Horn
Ralph White’s story could be told in numbers — journal papers published, graduate students who completed their degrees under his tutelage, or years of service as a department chair and dean and mentor and colleague. Or it could be told in international honors. Whatever the case, it's easy to see why he is a recipient of the 2016 Leadership in Research Award.
June 03, 2016, Steven Powell
Mechanical engineer Joshua Tarbutton doesn't see the classroom as a place just to convey information. He uses it to try to instill a credo in his students that will serve them the rest of their lives.
May 25, 2016, Steven Powell
Guoan Wang, an assistant professor in the department of electrical engineering, brought plenty of real-world experience to the table when he arrived at the University of South Carolina. The first five years of his professional career were in industry, where he developed insight proving invaluable at a major research university.
April 21, 2016, Megan Sexton
The University of South Carolina presented its top honors, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan and Steven N. Swanger awards, to four graduating seniors during the university’s annual Awards Day ceremony Thursday on the historic Horseshoe.
April 14, 2016, Steven Powell
Success in the engineering laboratory opened an unexpected door to the world of forensic science for undergraduate Shana Mussel. She and mechanical engineering professor Joshua Tarbutton reconstructed a crime scene with a 3-D-printed model that might soon serve as evidence in court.
April 14, 2016, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina and IBM announced a broadening of their collaboration, applying cognitive capabilities and the Internet of Things (IoT) to develop new solutions for predictive analytics and maintenance. On Thursday the two organizations are hosted the grand opening of the $25 million Center for Applied Innovation, where university, IBM and private sector researchers—including Fluor Corporation—will use the technology for a host of real-world applications.
March 30, 2016, Page Ivey
Helping her peers, especially other young women, find their leadership voice is Caroline Westberg’s passion. She has spent the past year – her senior year at the University of South Carolina – creating Women LEAD. On Wednesday, Westberg was named the 2016 Outstanding Woman of the Year.
January 31, 2016, Steven Powell
Vernon Pryor came to Carolina through the Gamecock Gateway program, and the sophomore electrical engineering major has since earned a scholarship that covers all of his educational costs until graduation. The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship also guarantees him a job as a civilian employee in the Department of Defense for three years after graduation.
January 13, 2016, Chris Horn
When heavy rain hits hard surfaces like highways or parking lots, the resulting runoff can cause trouble — as it did three months ago during South Carolina’s historic flooding. But what if those hard surfaces allowed some of the water to soak through to the ground underneath? That’s the concept behind civil engineering senior Fedora Nwachukwu’s independent project through the Sustainable Carolina initiative.
November 19, 2015, Peggy Binette
Monday, Nov. 23 marks 12th year that engineering professor Abdel Bayoumi and his students will watch their design and construction of a gigantic Clemson tiger burn in effigy on the intramural field adjacent from the Colonial Life Arena as part of Tiger Burn.
October 30, 2015, Steven Powell
Associate professor Xiao-Dong Zhou is part of a research team that aims to use solar or wind power to produce carbon-based fuels. With a starting material of carbon dioxide, which can be dragged out of the air, the approach is as green as it gets.
October 12, 2015
Visitors to the 2015 South Carolina State Fair will get a front-row glimpse of the academic excellence of four University of South Carolina civil engineering students when they enter the fair gates this week.
September 22, 2015
Gregory Gay is a new assistant professor in the department of computer science and engineering. He comes from Morgantown, W.Va., by way of Minnesota. Gay’s research focuses on how better to build software, especially the software that is essential to our daily lives.
January 22, 2015, Craig Brandhorst
Andy Hayes and Dale McCants, two alumni of the University of South Carolina's doctoral program in mechanical engineering, are the masterminds behind the nanofluid coolant Ice Dragon, which is used by online gamers to cool high-end PCs. Now the two hope to use the same coolant on a larger scale to cool everything from motorcycle engines to office buildings.