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Wang to improve the safety of aircraft through new simulation technology

As today's aircraft grow thinner and lighter to allow for greater fuel efficiency, Yi Wang is developing technology to ensure safety is not sacrificed as cost efficiency of aircraft production is increased.

UofSC McNair Aerospace Center leading South Carolina's charge to become a smart manufacturing state

In seven years, the McNair Center has gone from a simple dream to a full-blown reality. Using a model that pairs industry partners directly with faculty and students, the center has made itself an integral component of SC's aerospace industry and a key player in its future.

Students set for Bridge to Doctorate program

The first 12 students accepted into the university's Bridge to Doctorate program bring diverse life experiences but share a common commitment to science and community.

Gagnon reaches pinnacle of success as first-generation college graduate

Kevin Gagnon's parents did not have the opportunity to receive four-year college degrees, but they worked hard to make sure he did. In Kevin's four years at UofSC, he gave his parents plenty to be proud of.

Ramy Harik named leading innovator in smart manufacturing

Ramy Harik, associate professor of mechanical engineering, has been recognized as one of the 20 most influential professors in the field of smart manufacturing.

CSE student becomes fourth Gamecock to ever receive DoD SMART Scholarship

It wasn't just one factor that led to Abby Delnoce receiving one of the nation's most respected STEM student awards. But, through the support of her family and the UofSC community, Delnoce has received the Department of Defense's SMART Scholarship.

CEC aerospace team leading $5.7 million NASA University Leadership Initiative

Through a NASA University Leadership Initiative, the UofSC CEC aerospace team will revolutionize the materials and technology used to create aircraft, the speed and cost that parts can be produced at, and aircraft's overall strength and durability.

Matthews receives teaching award for his support of graduate students

Mike Matthews of the College of Engineering and Computing has received the Michael J. Mungo Graduate Teaching Award. The award recognizes Matthews' long-standing commitment to the college's graduate students during their time at the university and beyond.

Ed Gatzke recognized for commitment to student success

Chemical Engineering Professor Ed Gatzke has received the Outstanding Faculty and Staff Partner Award from the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support. The award recognizes a member of the UofSC faculty who has demonstrated significant support for the division, the division's programs and services and the overall quality of campus life.

New peer mentorship program provides 'invaluable' experience to 200 CEC freshmen

In its first year, the Peer Mentorship Program at the CEC paired 203 incoming freshmen with 186 older CEC students. At least once a month the mentors and mentees met to discuss social, academic and career-oriented topics.

Chemical engineering student wins $6000 for entrepreneurship venture

Chemical Engineering junior Alexis Lewis took home the top prize in The Proving Ground SCRA/Fluor Fan Favorite Track competition. The Proving Ground gave UofSC students and alumni with entrepreneurial aspirations a chance to share their business ideas in a Shark Tank-like competition.

UofSC and Clemson collaborating to produce cleaning process for N95 face masks

As coronavirus cases increase, researchers at the UofSC and Clemson are combining their technical expertise and national networks to bring face mask cleaning and disinfecting processes to the state's hospitals.

Rekleitis receives NSF Early CAREER Award to create autonomous underwater robot

Through a 2020 NSF Early CAREER Development Award, Rekleitis plans to increase the autonomy of his underwater robots to allow for improved shipwreck mapping, coral reef monitoring, and underwater cave exploration and surveying

Alumni Spotlight: How Andrew Jarvie Engineered a Simple Solution for Essential Workers

As a senior engineer with John Deere, Andrew Jarvie continues to go into work each day helping to keep America moving forward. But it didn't take long for this CEC alumnus to see that one small device could protect the lives of many essential workers.

Gamecock GP Club Races Toward Electric Competition

In May 2020, after three years of hard work and 844 miles of travel, Jack Hannum and his team of 36 fellow students will represent the UofSC CEC as 'Gamecock GP' at the Formula SAE competition in Toronto, Canada.

IIT student receives 'once in a lifetime' research opportunity

Nathan Bohmer, a senior Integrated Information Technology student, was awarded the Mitacs Globalink Research Award, which will send him to Canada to perform world-class eye tracking research.

Andreas Heyden receives $1M grant to develop methane conversion method

Andreas Heyden of the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a partial oxidation catalyst based on two-dimension materials for the conversion of methane to liquid methanol. The successful development will result in less waste for oil companies at less detriment to the environment.

Gray receives Biomedical Engineering Outstanding Senior Award

We sat down with the biomedical engineering department's outstanding senior, Jonathan Gray, to talk about his time in the CEC and his plans for the future.

30 students win 2020 Outstanding Senior Awards

The CEC recognized 30 undergraduate seniors with Outstanding Senior Awards this year. The award recipients were recommended by faculty members and selected based on their academic excellence, undergraduate research participation and active involvement in the college or university community.

Regalbuto receives grant from National Science Foundation to continue catalysis research

John Regalbuto, professor of chemical engineering in the College of Engineering and Computing, has received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue research that could impact the development of some medicines, such as vaccines.

Alumni Q and A: Matthew Witt

Health care and the way we treat patients is at the forefront of most people's minds during the COVID-19 pandemic. But, for Matthew Witt, it's something that he has thought about every day for the past several years because of his work in health care technology.

Holliday receives IIT Outstanding Senior Award

After four years of diligent hard work as an Integrated Information Technology student, senior Mary Kathryn Holliday will represent her peers on Senior Awards Day.

Banerjee helping ease the transition to online classes at UofSC

When the University of South Carolina moved all classes online for the Spring 2020 semester, Sourav Banerjee adapted easily. Now, his focus is on helping his colleagues in the CEC and the rest of UofSC do the same.

Zhou works to design materials with advanced structural properties

Caizhi Zhou, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is studying advanced structural materials in an effort to develop superior material properties that will be able to withstand harsher environments and result in greater production efficiency for a number of industries.

A message from Dean Haj-Hariri

This past week validated our college's critical role in maintaining the well-being of the world around us. And, I can confidently say that the individuals who make up our college are united in solving whatever challenge this world may have for us.

Crichigno receives grant for research on cybersecurity techniques

The College of Engineering and Computing Integrated Information Technology (IIT) Department has received a $500,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation for the development of new techniques against cyber attacks. The project team is led by Jorge Crichigno and Ph.D. students working on the college's Cyberinfrastructure Lab.


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