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Training the next generation of engineers

Mandy Elmore realized early in her career as an engineer that part of her responsibility to the profession was to share her love of engineering, math and science with the next generation. The three-time UofSC graduate is now dean for the Engineering and Industrial Technology Division at Tri-County Technical College.

CEC celebrates 2021 alumni award winners

Each year, the CEC picks alumni who have given back to their alma mater and who have achieved great accomplishments in their field to receive the annual awards. This is the first time the CEC has given out an award specifically for a graduate program alumna.

Using smartwatch tracking technology to ensure accurate medicine-taking process

Professor Homayoun Valafar is utilizing the increasing usage of smartwatches by researching and developing technology that can ensure individuals are adhering to their medication while alerting doctors and health care providers of any inconsistencies.

New course to focus on operations, process and applications of pharmaceutical manufacturing

A new course is teaching students the industrial aspects of the development and manufacturing process of pharmaceutical drugs. It is a course that will bridge automation as part of the entire process and evolution.

CEC team pioneers research to improve railroad crossing navigation

Blocked railroad crossings can affect the time it takes for ambulances to reach emergency situations or transporting individuals to hospitals. But Assistant Professor Yu Qian and his research team are currently developing software to help ambulances navigate around railroad and traffic blockages and avoid delays in response time.

CEC alumnus building pipeline for South Carolina's future engineers

Dorsel began his relationship with the GSSM as a member of its inaugural graduating class. He then went on to South Carolina and received his mechanical engineering degree in 1995, where he graduated summa cum laude and as a Harry Goldwater Scholar. He returned to the Governor's School in 2012 as an administrator and was named as the school's new president this June.

Research seeks connections between floor vibrations and changes in health

Professor Juan Caicedo's research team is examining technology from engineering, exercise science and healthcare perspectives that could help track an individual's health status without leaving their homes.

Three new faculty preparing for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year

As the 2021-2022 academic year begins Thursday, three new professors will begin their teaching and research at the college.

CEC to debut Makerspace Initiative

The day before classes begin for the 2021-2022 academic year, the college will officially open a space for beyond-the-classroom experiences.

First-Generation students thrive in CEC's first Summer Start Scholars Program

The College of Engineering and Computing is proud to announce that 20 students in the inaugural First-Generation Scholars cohort successfully completed the CEC's Summer Start Program.

Dougal looks back on nine years as Electrical Engineering Department Chair

Professor Roger Dougal oversaw the Electrical Engineering Department over the last nine years. Through accomplishments, challenges and changes, Dougal looks back on his leadership position while using personal experiences to plan his future.

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.


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