News Archives 2013
- Social Media 2.0: Creating the next generation of social media Learn more > (0031814)
- Truman Scholars: Three University students named Truman Scholar Finalists
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- High School and Middle School students come for competition: USC Engineering and Computing hosts Project Lead the Way competitions.
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- Whatever floats your boat: Students hope to stay dry in concrete canoe competition. Learn more > (0030714)
- Making the lab work for the world outside: A recent experience opened a senior electrical engineering major’s eyes to just how much of a difference engineers can make in the real world.Learn more > (022614)
- From Cambodia to Carolina: Senior looks to engineer safer buildings for all budgets.
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- Code-A-Thon: USC's first ever Coda-A-Thon will be an opportunity for you and the members of your team to demonstrate your prowess in software development.
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- National Engineering Week: College of Engineering and Computing hosts an Open House for the publicon Saturday, February 22 from 10am – 1pm. Learn more > (020214)
- Experts Provide Tips on Preventing Breaches:Computer experts are dishing on some tips to keep your business safe from having information stolen. Learn more > (011714)
- Leaders in Fuel Cell Research: South Carolina was recognized as a leader in fuel cell technology for the third consecutive year.
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- Best Online Graduate Programs: The College of Engineering and Computing ranked among best online graduate programs in the country.
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- Rooster Carrying Robot: USC Students work to make Sir Big Spur's new ride.
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- Award Winning Maintenance: Travis Edwards is part of a USC effort that helps keep America’s soldiers safe and its military helicopters ready for action.
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- Recycling water by the millions of gallons: USC student Blake Henard designed a water reclamation system for the North Carolina State University facilities system that will save about 5 million gallons of water and $30,000 a year.
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- Hour of Code: Obama and Republicans unite for 'Hour of Code' computer literacy campaign
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- The Proving Ground: Watch six student startup teams go head-to-head in USC Proving Ground for $50,000
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- New USC Minor Could Help Protect Your Personal Information: The University of South Carolina started offering a new minor in Applied Computing, and one track within that will focus on cybersecurity.
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- The College of Engineering and Computing announces results of economic impact survey: Open House set for Friday, November 15 from 8:30am -12:00pm at 300 Main Street, Room 213 on the USC Columbia campus.
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- Improving high frequency radio signal transmission for use in the next generation of biosensors: USC professor Guoan Wang envisions a time when a health care professional can see your symptoms from a monitoring center and take appropriate action.
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- 2013 Alumni Awards: During its Homecoming celebration, The University of South Carolina’s College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) honored two distinguished alumni for their professional and personal accomplishments.
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- Ultra-Thin Membrane Could Greatly Advance Gas And Water Purification: An extremely thin, highly selective membrane developed by engineers at the University of South Carolina could shake up the energy industry.
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- USC’s McNair Center hits ‘afterburner’: The University of South Carolina’s new Ronald McNair aerospace research center had its formal takeoff Monday.
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- Making Innovation an Edventure: The Freshman Innovation Challenge is a joint venture between the College of Engineering and Computing and the EdVenture Children’s Museum. Learn more >(100413)
- Department of Energy grants: College of Engineering and Computing faculty earn $1.5 million in DOE grants for energy research. Learn more >(092413)
- Edison Lecture Series: More than 1,000 private, public and home school students are registered to attend one of four sessions and learn about energy – this year’s theme - on October 17 and 18.
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- Fix-IT Day!: On October 12, 2013, the student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) will hold Fix-IT at USC. This free event is open to the entire Columbia community. Learn more >(100413)
- Energy Leadership Institute Fall Forum: The University of South Carolina’s Energy Leadership Institute (ELI) is hosting a forum for faculty members who make up the collaborative, interdisciplinary research team on September 26. Learn more >(092313)
- Biomedical Engineering NIH Grant: A biomedical engineering graduate student in the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) earns an impressive grant for her research on studying and treating myocardial infarctions. Learn more >(092313)
- GME Associate Fellows: Two chemical engineering doctoral students at USC, Odell Glenn and Katy Rutledge, were recently GEM (Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science) Consortium Associate Fellows. Learn more >(082313)
- Lott joins Civil faculty: One of the nation’s leading steel product manufacturers, USC alum, Hamilton Lott, Jr., is headed back to campus to teach in the College of Engineering and Computing. Learn more >(081513)
- CEC welcomes largest incoming class: This fall, a record number of new students are entering the College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina. More than 650 freshmen will begin class next week at the CEC – an enrollment increase of 30 percent since Fall 2012. An additional 100 transfer students are expected to attend as well. Learn more >(081413)
- College receives new 2014 "Best Of" rankings from US News & World Report: The College and four of our programs have received top 100 rankings on US News & World Report’s 2014 Best Grad Schools: Engineering Programs. Learn more about all of our rankings >(050313)
- Mastering the art of teaching: Dr. Donn Griffith is helping the state produce a sophisticaed, highly-educated workforce as the director for Project Lead the Way, a teacher training program hosted at the College. Learn more > (071713)
- Alumnus to chair International Conference: Dr. Chang H. Son ('85 MS and '89 PhD Mechanical) will serve as the general chair for the 44th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES). Learn more > (073113)
- BME faculty member has special motivation for research: Day after day, Melissa Moss watched her mother care for her aging grandfather, a once vibrant man who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. When he could no longer remember her name and needed full-time nursing care, the devastation of the illness became real to her. Learn more > (071113)
- 2013 BME grad awarded Fulbright Scholarship: Amanda Williams will teach English in Taiwan and then continue her career in biotechnology. Learn more > (071013)
- Student-led team brings fuel cell research to fruition: A refined approach to purifying hydrogen gas at USC could be a boon for energy production. A student-led team in the College is developing a new catalyst for fuel cells with both enhanced reactivity and longevity. Learn more > (070813)
- Alumnus receives Profession Award: Theresa Hodge ('81 Civil) is the first woman in SC to receive the American Council of Engineering Companies-South Carolina Service to the Profession Award Learn more > (062713)
- CEC hosts high school summer camp for minorities: Nearly 90 high school students from across the state are attending the annual Partners for Minorities in Engineering and Computer Science summer camp (a partnership between educators and businesses). Learn more > (062513)
- New effort to recruit STEM minority students: USC and Clemson are developing Palmetto GEM, a SC initiative with the National GEM Consortium which partners with high-tech companies, potential graduate students and research-intensive universities. Learn more > (062113)
- EE students win solar design competition: Three students recently won a solar design competition hosted by Santee Cooper. Competition, open to more than 40 academic institutions throughout the state, sought creative, yet practical, ways to expand the development of solar power in SC. Learn more >(061413)
- The evolution of technology, on display: The Swearingen Engineering Center hosts an eclectic exhibition of technological history in 10 display cases in its lobby. Learn more >(061313)
- CEC hosts Project Lead the Way: This summer, the USC PLTW program will train nearly 300 educators to better teach STEM courses to students across the US. Learn more > (053113)
- Syrian Electronic Army hacks Blythewood's community webpage (feat. Dr. Duncan Buell, CSE): Hackers hit the website Blythwood uses to promote events, rerouting viewers to a YouTube video by a group called the Syrian Electronic Army. Learn more > (061113)
- Engineering professor shares his passion outside of the classroom: Dr. Ed Gatzke (ChE) is spending two weeks of his summer teaching middle school students the basic concepts of programming. Learn more > (061013)
- Congrats to... Mechanical Engineering student Kyle Martin, named NCAA Columbia Regional Most Outstanding Player! (060313)
- Introducing Energy Leadership Institute: ELI is a collaborative effort including more than 125 faculty members from six of the university’s colleges. Learn more > (052313)
- USC EWB receives Knovel Grant: USC chapter of Engineers Without Borders earned a $5,000 grant to implement a gravity fed pipeline and water conservation system, which will help coffee farmers in La Victoria, Ecuador. Learn more > (052213)
- Security risks found in sensors for heart devices, consumer electronics: The type of sensors that pick up the rhythm of a beating heart in implanted cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers are vulnerable to tampering, according to a new study conducted in controlled laboratory conditions by a team of researchers including Dr. Wenyuan Xu (CSE). Learn more > (051513)
- CEC celebrates Convocation: More than 305 students will earn degrees from the College this May. The College will recognize its graduates during a convocation program on May 11. Learn more > (051013)
- Alumnus gives Commencement Address: LaDoris G. Harris ('81, Electrical Engineering), Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the United States Department of Energy, spoke at the Denmark Technical College graduation on Saturday, May 4. Learn more > (050613)
- BME student awarded Fulbright Assistantship: Amanda Williams, a 21 year-old student in the College of Engineering and Computing, recently accepted a Fulbright assistantship to teach English in Taiwan. Learn more > (050313)
- CSE alumni create Columbia food app: Jason Rikard and Jonathan Mayhak, two recent CSE grads, have released Grubbly, a website and iPhone app (Android coming soon) to find local food specials. Currently it only covers Columbia but plans are to expand to nearby cities. Learn more > (042413)
- Four CEC students receive NSF Graduate Awards: Daniel Grier and Benjamin Davis received Graduate Research Fellowships; Emily Graczyk and Christopher Boyd received honorable mentions. Learn more > (040813)
- Two CEC students receive Goldwater nominations: Frank Risalvato, a junior in chemical engineering, and John Clegg, a junior in biomedical engineering, have received honorable mentions. Learn more > (040813)
- Associate professor developing Google Glass app: Dr. Srihari Nelakuditi, an associate professor in CSE, is a recipient of a Google Faculty Research Award and is developing an app for Google Glass with fellow researchers from Duke University. Learn more >(032213)
- Gibbons Endoweded Seminar Series held Thursday, April 11: Speaker: Dr. Ronald L. Miller, director, Center for Engineering Education and professor of Chemical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. Title: “Does engineering education research help improve classroom instruction?” Learn more >(040813)
- Have you ever seen a concrete canoe float - much less race? You can this Friday, April 5 when the USC student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers hosts the Carolinas Conference. Learn more > (032812)
- Huhns receives research Award: Dr. Michael Huhns, chair of CSE, recenlty received an IBM Faculty Research Award to conduct research into cloud computing and virtualization. Learn more >(032113)
- CIS major receives Study Abroad Scholarship: Mateusz Czarnocki received $5,000 to study abroad in Poland this spring. Combined with two additional scholarships and the help of financial aid, Matt, who was born in Warsaw, Poland, will be able to live and study in his home country. Learn more > (032112)
- Two faculty members named Carolina Distinguished Professors: Drs. Roger Dougal and Dr. James Ritter were appointed the five-year Carolina Distinguished Professorship - one of the highest honors awarded by the USC. Learn more > (030812)
- USC student Taylor working with grant-winning team: ChemE undergrad Kelsey Taylor is teaming with six other students who received a $25,000 grant for a winning project at the 2012 Fuel Cell Challenge at the university. Learn more > (030812)
- Engineers Without Borders: Mission to Serve: A group of six students and faculty members from the USC went to Ecuador’s La Victoria to help coffee growers identify a sustainable water source for their crops, among other projects.(022812)
- Hydrogen car could lift research in SC: Facilities make state major player as car makers unite to bring affordable green vehicles to market. (020313)
- College celebrated eWeek February 17-23, 2013: The College observed national engineering and computing week, sponsored by URS Corporation, with events that included daily Lunch N Learn seminars and our very popular Open House for K-12. Learn more >(010913)
- College to host special screening of energy movie, SWITCH, and host energy panel discussion. Two showings of the movie and panel discussion take place during eWeek. Learn more > (020812)
- Associate Professor Fanglin (Frank) Chen, mechanical engineering, was promoted to Assistant Editor of International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (IJHE). He has served as an Assistant Subject Editor since 2010. (020712)
- Remembering the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger and Dr. Ronald E. McNair, namesake of the McNAIR Center at USC: Monday, January 28, 2013 marked the 28th anniversary of the Challenger tragedy. Dr. McNair, a Lake City, SC native was among those lost. His older brother sat down with StoryCorp to create a short animation retelling a story from Dr. McNair's childhood. (012813)
- Remembering the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger and Dr. Ronald E. McNair, namesake of the McNAIR Center at USC: Monday, January 28, 2013 marked the 28th anniversary of the Challenger tragedy. Dr. McNair, a Lake City, SC native was among those lost. His older brother sat down with StoryCorp to create a short animation retelling a story from Dr. McNair's childhood. more and view video> (012813)
- College receives high "Best Of" ranking from US News & World Report: Two USC colleges have made the list of US News & World Report’s 2013 Best Online Education Programs. Our College’s online graduate program ranks No. 28 in the national survey. Learn more about these new rankings > | Learn more about all of our rankings > (011713)
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