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Ali to begin term as Electrical Engineering Department Chair

Professor Mohammod Ali will bring his diverse experience, teaching and research over his 20 years at the college into his new leadership appointment in the Electrical Engineering Department.

Flow boiling research headed to International Space Station

Mechanical Engineering Professor Chen Li and Computer Science Professor Yan Tong have received a grant from the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space and the National Science Foundation to study gravitational effects on flow boiling, allowing their research methods to be conducted on the International Space Station.

Mentorship program puts CEC senior in fast lane to success at Volvo

Abby Simmons, a May 2021 mechanical engineering graduate, recently started a two-year rotational program with Volvo in Ridgeville, South Carolina. If it weren't for the guidance and advice from one CEC mentor, this excellent student might've missed her exit to opportunity.

Army leaders visit McNair Aerospace Center, discuss Future Vertical Lift research

The McNair Aerospace Center welcomed leaders from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) and the Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team (FVL-CFT) during a day-long visit to Columbia on June 22. Among the group were AMCOM Commander Maj. Gen. Todd Royar and FVL CFT Senior Sustainment Advisor Ms. Cindy Ponder.

UofSC developing maintenance practices for Army's Future Vertical Lift vehicles

Researchers at the College of Engineering and Computing's McNair Aerospace Center are working with the Department of Defense to develop an MSG-3 framework for the U.S. Army's new fleet of aircraft called Future Vertical Lift vehicles, or FVLs.

UofSC researcher develops cloud learning platform used by schools and Army in wake of COVID-19

Approximately 100,000 learners used the platform between January 2020 and May 2021, an achievement that places UofSC and partners at the forefront of new learning models.

A new way to ‘see’

Pooyan Jamshidi, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering, is a principal investigator on a three-year $500,000 NSF collaborative grant to develop the intelligence and computing capabilities for a smart device dubbed SmartSight. The platform will enable on-device artificial intelligence to improve real-time perception for blind and visually-impaired users.

Mungo undergraduate teaching award winner: Melissa Moss

As a professor of chemical and biomedical engineering, Melissa Moss combines both engineering theory and hands-on learning in the classroom. She was chosen as a Mungo undergraduate teaching award winner.

Breakthrough Star: Yi Wang

Simulation and computing is a mainstay in engineering design, a mathematical modeling process that allows engineers to predict the behavior of a machine or system in real-world conditions. But if the datasets are huge and complex, modeling can take days or even weeks to sort out. That’s why Yi Wang is using a method called reduced-order models to speed things up.

Waking up to rockets

As an engineering major in the Honors College, Cole Shubert '19 had big dreams, but he never expected to find himself with a career that's out of this world.

CEC Students shine in Carolina Girls National Championship

In April, the Carolina Girls dance team placed first in the 2021 National Dance Alliance National Team Division I-A Finals. Three of these national champions, Abigail Delnoce (Computer Science), Conner Johnson (Biomedical Engineering) and Morgan Paschal (Chemical Engineering) are students in the College of Engineering and Computing.

Dean's Note: Transforming Health Care

At the University of South Carolina, we are looking to the future by applying principles of digital transformation to the entire U.S. health care industry.

Master's in Health Information Technology prepares tomorrow's industry leaders

This interdisciplinary program is designed specifically to produce highly qualified professionals and leaders with expertise in both information technology and health administration. Watch our video to learn more.

Alumni Q & A: How Myra Robinson turns health care data into hope

Myra Robinson is a senior statistician at the Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) in Charlotte, NC. By day, you can find her consulting with clinicians and researchers on clinical trial designs, overseeing the status of open-to-accrual clinical trials, processing and analyzing datasets or compiling statistical results for a variety of reporting requirements.

Transforming Health Care: Ben Schooley pioneers digital technology to assist patient decision-making

Ben Schooley of the College of Engineering and Computing is transforming health care using digital technology that facilitates communication between patients and health care providers. He is involved in a number of research projects designed to improve patient wellness, partnering with health systems such as Prisma Health.

CEC faculty members get Two Thumbs Up

Since 2019, three CEC faculty members have been nominated by their students for the Two Thumbs Up Award. Given by the Student Disability Resource Center, the award recognizes faculty that go above and beyond to assist their students.

CEC undergraduate students receive grants from NASA SC Space Grant Consortium

Seven undergraduate students from the College of Engineering and Computing have been awarded grants from the NASA SC Space Grant Consortium in furtherance of their research in the areas of composite manufacturing and future factories.

Electric vehicles face a long road to becoming feasible on a large scale

Electric vehicles have long been seen as a viable eco-friendly alternative to traditional cars that require gasoline. However, as with all new technologies, development is still needed to make affordable EVs a reality.

Solar trailer spurs sustainability efforts at UofSC

The Office of Sustainability along with mechanical engineering students worked together to create a sustainable solution for providing power to events at UofSC. The solar trailer is a converted, movable trailer that is able to store energy from the sun and power electrical equipment.

CEC students shine during Capstone Showcase

The capstone design program is a required senior-level course that aims to solve real-world challenges for businesses. More than 30 groups of seniors displayed projects culminating in months of hard work with many different companies.

Class of 2021: Biomedical engineering major looks forward to veterinary school, Ph.D. program

Sydney Womack’s calendar has been booked nearly solid during her four years at South Carolina and little wonder — she majored in biomedical engineering, minored in mathematics, earned a performance certificate in the School of Music, conducted undergraduate research and co-authored a scholarly article and three poster presentations.

Meet the 2021 Outstanding Seniors

This year, 17 students were named Outstanding Seniors by their departments and the SC Society of Professional Engineers.

The CEC brings back a triple threat

In association with the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (IEEE), a small group of students, advised by Assistant Prof. Kristen Booth, has reactivated a national honor society for computer engineering and electrical engineering students - the Delta Phi chapter of Eta Kappa Nu.

A note from the Dean: Nuclear Energy

For years, conversations surrounding nuclear energy have been silenced by anecdotal fear of cataclysmic disasters. But now, these fears are dated. As I look at the work of our faculty, and the high-quality students we are preparing to enter this industry, I know that the field of nuclear energy is ready to help combat the growing climate crisis.

CEC finds leadership close to home: Chemical engineering faculty named new chair and program director

The College of Engineering and Computing announces the appointments of Melissa Moss and Mark Uline as the new chair for the Department of Chemical Engineering and director for the Biomedical Engineering Program, respectively.

IIT Capstone program prepares graduates for technical and personal success

Students in the integrated information technology program connect with companies across the country during their senior capstone experience. Director of Internships Tony Dillon calls it the "technology talent pipeline."


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