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Bridge to Doctorate program at UofSC supports minorities in STEM

Twelve minority students will receive funding to participate in STEM-based doctoral degree programs at the University of South Carolina as part of a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Extra effort pushes UofSC students to victory at international competition

Thirty teams from countries and universities across the world had been accepted to eITT 2019. And while their ideas were innovative, exciting and complex, no other team had a working prototype to show their idea in action like the team from South Carolina.

Roger Dougal: The History of Our Energy Grid, The Argument for a DC Energy Renaissance, and Sailing

Roger Dougal discusses the energy grid in the United States, the case for changing to direct current energy, and his past as a ranked sailor in America.

UofSC researcher leads discussion on Science DMZs

Integrated Information Technology (IIT) Professor Jorge Crichigno is quickly becoming a leader in big data transfer technology as he leads discussion on Science Demilitarized Zones, or Science DMZs, at the University of South Carolina.

Centrifuge research helping strengthen SC infrastructure

After Hurricane Katrina first-hand in 2005, Inthuorn Sasanakul has devoted her research to preventing a similar disaster in South Carolina. With the use of a centrifuge and earthquake shaker, her research is making South Carolina's infrastructure capable of withstanding even the worst natural disasters.

Alumni Spotlight: Taking the leap, changing lives

Laura Boccanfuso describes her start-up, Van Robotics, as a leap of faith that challenged her and her family, but it was a passion for helping the most vulnerable of students that guaranteed she'd land comfortably on her feet.

Engineering professor believes in the power of nuclear energy

Travis Knight sees many benefits to nuclear energy, including a well-paying field for the graduates of his University of South Carolina nuclear energy program and an economic driver for the state.

Engineering Cocky's magic cart

While the tradition of Cocky's magic box stays the same, his cart has received a 21st century update. College of Engineering and Computing graduate student Dillon Lindsay, working with his senior design project team and the UofSC athletic department, helped create a motorized entrance for Cocky.

Ramy Harik: Composite Manufacturing, Automated Fiber Placement, and the Pressure of Excellence

Ramy Harik discusses the field of automated fiber placement, the pressure of being a leading researcher, and the opportunities provided to his students.

NSF grant will 'SPUR' academic success

The CEC has received nearly $1 million in funding through a grant from the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program (S-STEM). The grant will be used to implement programs that increase graduation rates of high-achieving, low-income students in undergraduate engineering and computing degree programs.

Students graduate from 'McNAIR Junior Fellows' undergraduate research program

With more than 6,000 research hours under their belt, 22 University of South Carolina engineering students became McNAIR Junior Fellows (MJF) this summer. The group represents the top undergraduate students in the College of Engineering and Computing, nearly one-third of which are women.

Haerens pushes beyond the classroom barrier

A traditional engineering student can be pictured around academics and research. Nicholas Haerens isn't that student. From orientation to study abroad to researching building vibrations as a 2018 Magellan Scholar, he has done it all outside the classroom.

UofSC forms a university-wide institute of Artificial Intelligence

The University of South Carolina is launching a new artificial intelligence (AI) institute that will leverage the comprehensive nature of the university to advance state-of-the-art AI applications in many fields

Promoting cyber security research

The University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing and the Medical University of South Carolina hosted the 33rd annual IFIP WG 11.3 Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy, known as DBSec 2019, at the Mills House in Charleston, SC July 15-17, 2019.

Student creates custom 3D printed drone through MJF Program

You can 3D print anything, even a drone. That's exactly what senior mechanical engineering student Andrew Re did. Over the past several months, senior mechanical engineering student Andrew Re created a custom research drone.

Austin Downey wins SCoer grant for 2019

The $500 grant will allow Downey to incorporate open educational resources into his classroom and explore innovative new pedagogical practices, saving his students significant sums of money.

Addis Kidane is heading home

As a Fulbright Scholar, Addis Kidane and his family are headed to Ethiopia to continue his research on composite materials.

Episode 2. Ben Schooley: Foster Care Apps, Helping Cancer Survivors Through Alexa, and Data Security

Ben Schooley discusses the effect his innovative apps will have on South Carolina's foster system, elderly cancer survivors, and the field of health care.

Forged through fire and smoke

CEC Young Alumni Board member Olga Agafonova has launched two apps and her career from the skills she learned as a computer science student.

Batteries, Emissions, and the Solution to Your Phone Battery Troubles

Innovation on Main's host Abe Danaher is joined by UofSC chemical engineering Professor Bill Mustain to talk about the future of batteries.

MHIT program works to help high school athletes and families across South Carolina

Students in the MHIT program are getting hands-on experience by working on projects that directly impact South Carolina citizens. Along with these benefits that the program is bringing to the local community, it is also preparing its students for future jobs in the booming healthcare industry.

Introducing the Innovation on Main podcast

The UofSC College of Engineering and Computing is bringing their most innovative thinkers, accomplished leaders, and brightest ideas straight to your ears. Starting this July, the college is sponsoring your soon-to-be favorite outlet for everything engineering and computing. Welcome to the start of the Innovation on Main podcast - we hope you enjoy!

Weidner to receive prestigious mid-career award

John Weidner, the chair of the University of South Carolina's chemical engineering department, will receive the Carl Wagner Memorial Award from The Electrochemical Society in Atlanta this fall.

2019 Breakthrough Award Winners

Three CEC faculty members were named 2019 Breakthrough Award Winners. Read more about their research.

Innovation Think Tank team headed to Germany

Kevin Gagnon, Jack Gabel and Meredith Noble will be presenting their idea for a stroke identification app at the Siemens Healthineers Innovation Think Tank's annual external exhibition.

A successful year in the books

Pooyan Jamshidi's first year at UofSC went exactly according to plan. He developed a machine learning systems course from scratch and redesigned an artificial intelligence course. Now, in his second year, he is excited to see how his expertise can help disciplines across campus.


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