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Chen Li wins Governor’s Young Researcher Award for Excellence in Scientific Research

Mechanical engineering associate professor, Chen Li, is having a great year.

An unexpected journey

First-generation UofSC computer science graduate wins National Science Foundation award, teaches a robot how to dance

Students engineer robots in 10th annual "Project Lead the Way" competition

While most UofSC students were away during spring break, the College of Engineering and Computing, and S.C. Project Lead the Way (PLTW), hosted a competition for middle and high school students March 6-7 at the Swearingen Engineering Center on USC's main campus.

Engineers Week Open House 2017

Every February, the College of Engineering and Computing celebrates National Engineers Week and highlights professionals in all fields of engineering and computing.

UofSC to help BMW Manufacturing boster STEM in Cherokee County

The College of Engineering and Computing and Project Lead the Way are teaming up with BMW US Manufacturing Company to help support STEM learning in middle schools in Cherokee Country.

Chemical Engineering Kicks Off Alumni-Student Mentor Project

Chemical engineering students participated in an Alumni-Student mentoring initiative this fall

CEC Announces 2016 Alumni of the Year Awards at Homecoming Pre-Game

Columbia, SC – The University of South Carolina’s College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) recently honored two distinguished alumni for their professional accomplishments and service to the College. On Saturday, November 5, the CEC named William “Bill” Fox as 2016 recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award, and Jeremy Greenberger accepted the 2016 honor for the Young Alumnus Award.

Computer Science Professor Collaborates on Grant for Lung Cancer Survivorship Research

Computer Science professor Dr. Jenay Beer is part of a research team at the College of Nursing that has been awarded a grant to study ways to improved the survival rates of lung cancer patients.

CEC Student Travels to Silicon Valley for Startup Conference

Junior Computer Science Student David Hodge Attends YCombinator Conference

What do you need to know about the batteries in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7?

Chemical engineering professor weighs in on exploding batteries issue.

Solar Boat Team Places 3rd in National Competition

SOLAR SPLASH provides a showcase for the students' innovative boat designs and gives awards for endurance, sprint, maneuverability and slalom on-the-water events.

Faculty Accolades

Ranked No. 1 in South Carolina for faculty research productivity, our professors continuously earn awards and praise for their research and teaching.

Project Lead the Way to Train 450 Educators in STEM Curriculum

PLTW is a leading provider of STEM education curriculum, and the USC College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) is the organization's official partner in South Carolina.

CEC Students Earn Honors

Engineering and computing students recognized for various awards and honors.

Civil engineering students earns scholarship for dam research

Ali Tabrizi is this year's recipient of a $10,000 United States Society on Dams scholarship.

USC Laying Tracks to Improve Railway Engineering Teaching and Research

As the railroad industry grows, it scampers to fill positions vacated by retiring baby boomers. All major railroad companies are hiring more and more recent college graduates.

Aerospace Student Named Top in Field

Wout De Backer was named to Aviation Week's "Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders: The 20 Twenties."

Scholarship Honors Beloved Professor

Five students who studied under Dr. Robert Pettus, who taught electrical and computer engineering for nearly four decades, established a scholarship in his honor.

Alumni Spotlight - A Life Well Lived

Long before he became a successful businessman and state senator, John "Jerry" Blackmon, a 1954 mechanical engineering graduate, sparked his entrepreneurial spirit in the lobby of USC's Preston dorm.

Chemical Engineering Student Earns Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Eric Bringley is the first University of South Carolina student to earn the highly competitive and prestigious scholarship which was awarded to 35 academically gifted and socially committed students from 28 institutions in the United States.

Chemical Engineering Professor Among World's Most Highly Cited

Dr. Branko Popov earned a spot among the most highly cited researchers in the world.

CEC Students Hosting Fix-IT Computer Day

Computer running slow? Think you have a virus? No problem! On March 5, 2016, the student chapters of ACM, Cyber Security, and Eclub will be holding Fix-IT Day at USC. This event will be completely free and open to the public.

CEC Faculty Recognized by National Science Foundation

In the last three decades, 38 College of Engineering and Computing faculty have earned the prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.

USC Launches Initiative to Increase Diversity in Computer Science Undergraduate Majors

The University of South Carolina is one of fifteen schools to be selected by the Building Recruiting And Inclusion for Diversity (BRAID) initiative to work with the computer science and engineering department to increase the percentage of their undergraduate majors who are female and minorities.

The Next Generation of Batteries and Fuel Cells

Scientists from the University of South Carolina and Clemson University have made a discovery that could dramatically improve the effi ciency of batteries and fuel cells.


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