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Alumna helps increase STEM careers for women and underrepresented groups

STEM careers are historically male-dominated environments, but alumna Krystal Fowler is paving the way for the next generation of women and underrepresented groups in engineering.

NSF CAREER Award recipient develops real-time machine learning technology for small, low-energy devices

Ramtin Zand's five-year, nearly $600,000 project is expected to produce smaller, faster and smarter machine learning computing systems for use in real-world applications without reliance on large servers.

Generating hydrogen on demand for improved naval vessel performance

Research Assistant Professor Benjamin Meekins recently began an Office of Naval Research-funded project that will use a specific and proven membrane for the seawater electrolysis process to produce hydrogen.

Downey named Fulbright scholar

Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Austin Downey was recently selected as one of two USC faculty members selected as Fulbright scholars. He will leave in August and serve as a visiting professor at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.

USC Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing to host battery safety workshop

The 2024 Battery Safety Workshop from August 5-6 will highlight the importance of collaboration and innovation in ensuring the safety of batteries in an increasingly mobile society.

Enabling safe learning in autonomous systems

Since this past January, Electrical Engineering Associate Professor Xiaofeng Wang has been working toward advancing end-to-end safety and performance for learning-enabled autonomous systems in real-world settings.

ONR-sponsored research aims to eliminate biofouling on naval vessels

Marine biofouling is the accumulation of microorganisms on ships' hulls, causing hydrodynamic drag and corrosion. But Associate Professor Tao Wei's current research project is aiming to alleviate the issue by examining the use of two new materials alongside advanced technology for coating.

De Backer inspires innovation and passion for aerospace engineering

Assistant Professor Wout De Backer underscores hands-on learning and collaboration, while inspiring his students with his passion for aircraft design and innovation in composites through additive manufacturing.

Deepa Tilwani: Pioneering AI to transform autism diagnosis

Ph.D. candidate Deepa Tilwani is building on the continued transformation of healthcare by working on research into how AI can be used for early autism diagnosis.

Developing improved and advanced protection against cyberattacks

IIT Professor Jorge Crichigno will begin a research project next month that aims to enhance network security by utilizing new technologies and machine learning to detect and classify malware.

Introducing USC’s Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

The University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing has a new name that reflects the vision and generosity of generations of the Molinaroli family. The official name, the University of South Carolina Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing, was announced on Thursday (June 6) during a signage unveiling ceremony at the college’s Swearingen Engineering Center on Main Street.

Service to a Nation

During his nearly 40-year career, alum Kenneth Bible started in nuclear and mechanical engineering and later made significant impacts on the nation's information technology and cybersecurity.

Navigating two degrees, research and work

Given Luke Reynolds rigorous schedule, he exemplifies effective time management by skillfully navigating the demands of academia, research and industry.

Combining two elements for revolutionary battery technology

Sulfur has received significant attention as a replacement material in lithium-ion batteries and expected to supply a higher energy density. Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Golareh Jalilvand is one researcher currently working on this revolutionary energy technology.

Improving underground mining safety with millimeter wave technology

In collaboration with researchers at two institutions in India, Assistant Professor Sanjib Sur recently began a project to design and deploy an emerging technology to overcome the hazardous conditions of underground mines.

Jamshidi earns recognition for most influential paper

A paper published 10 years ago by Computer Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Pooyan Jamshidi was recently recognized for its significant impact.

Flying fast into opportunities

Ashley Poyner is rapidly learning all about aerospace. As a first-gen student, she is earning her bachelor of science degree in engineering in only three years. A lot of doors also opened thanks to her acceptance into the Boeing Accelerated Leadership Program.

Lost but not forgotten to history

Before there were stat programs, media guides, and web sites, at lot of college sports history was kept pencil to paper. As a university grows, that can make it hard to keep history straight. That’s the case with Lindell Bradley, who was recruited to play baseball at South Carolina in 1967, which made him the first black varsity athlete in any sport at the school. Unfortunately, Bradley’s place in Gamecock history fell through the cracks … until now.

Narayanan seeks to enhance safety, efficiency of dynamic systems through AI

Assistant Professor Vignesh Narayanan's research focuses on the interaction between humans and dynamic systems to prevent such systems from unsafe behavior as they change over time.

Three CEC students represent USC's Goldwater Scholars honorees

Earlier this month, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation awarded 438 scholarships nationwide. Of that number, the University of South Carolina's three recipients are all from the College of Engineering and Computing.

Sullivan Award winner has passion for serving others

A passion for helping others has led Shannon DePratter to participate in several service organizations while also completing her degree in biomedical engineering in just three years. The Newberry, South Carolina, native is one of two winners of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award — the university’s highest student honor. She also is a member of the South Carolina Honors College.

Inspiring the next generation of civil engineers

Working in the civil engineering field for nearly 35 years, Jeff Mulliken's contributions have been through his work, leadership and mentorship.

CEC seniors to be recognized on Awards Day

CEC students will be recognized for their outstanding achievements at the USC Awards Day ceremony on Thursday, April 18.

Harik receives prestigious award from SC Academy of Sciences

For his passion and dedication to introducing and highlighting scientific topics to various audiences throughout South Carolina, Ramy Harik was named winner of the 2024 Governor's Award for Excellence in Scientific Awareness.

In Memoriam: John Monnier, Ph.D.

The CEC was saddened to learn of the death of Chemical Engineering Professor and National Academy of Engineering member John Monnier.

CEC honors distinguished alumni

The CEC took time to recognize distinguished alumni and thank donors at the Alumni Awards and Benefactor Dinner at the Pastides Alumni Center.


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