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One on one advising leads Uline to win 2019 Ada B. Thomas Award

Back in 2013, Mark Uline helped propose a new system of block advisement, which gave students the opportunity to be advised by a faculty member of their choice. This led to him receiving the 2019 Ada B. Thomas Award.

Adventures with Andrew #1: A brief introduction

This summer, our communications team will be following McNair Junior Fellow Andrew Anderson as he progresses through his research on carbon fiber thermo plastics. In this first edition, we acquaint you with Andrew's interests, goals and dreams.

Students take Maymester to Thailand

Led by Chemical Engineering Research Professor Sirivatch Shimpalee, students enrolled in ENCP 460 traveled across Thailand and learned about sustainability development in the country. Throughout their two weeks there, students were also immersed in Thailand's history and culture.

A lighthouse in the night

Melissa Moss' path to becoming the director of the biomedical engineering program was anything but usual. But, now that she has reached this precipice of success and found herself in a position of influence, Moss feels a responsibility to help young girls who, like her, realize they have a passion for math and science.

Senior Capstone Project Spotlight: Pathfinder

Electrical engineering students have developed technology to help people who are visually impaired and workers in low visibility environments as part of their Senior Capstone Design Project.

UofSC and Clemson team-up with SCDOT for more efficient bridge assessments

Paul Ziehl, the associate dean for research at the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing, is the principal investigator on a research project that is using drones and robots to help identify a more efficient, cost-effective method to assist the South Carolina Department of Transportation in assessing the state's 9,401 bridges.

Senior Capstone Design Project Spotlight: Curiosity makes a move at South Carolina State Museum

Senior Capstone Design Team "Martians" designed and created an interactive 1:8 scale model of the Curiosity Mars Rover that will become part of an exhibit at the South Carolina State Museum opening on May 25.

Plastic and pollution beware

Through his research on underwater robots and autonomous boats called jetyaks, Ioannis Rekleitis sees a way to improve water quality and create more resilient coral reefs.

McNair Junior Fellows Research Program begins

As the orientation meeting for the McNair Junior Fellows Research Program began, Ramy Harik whipped a whiteboard marker out of his pocket, scribbled on the table beside him, and exclaimed - to much laughter - that this was his favorite part of the classroom. No, he is not an aspiring artist. But with that doodle and the comradery it sparked, Harik set the tone for what he hopes will be a supportive community of researchers for the rest of the summer.

2019 ASPIRE Grants awarded to CEC researchers

Thirteen CEC faculty members are among those awarded grants through ASPIRE, the signature competitive internal grant program of the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Mir receives UofSC 2019 Outstanding Thesis Award

Fariha Mir, a doctoral student in the College of Engineering and Computing, received the University of South Carolina's 2019 Outstanding Thesis Award for her master's thesis on acoustic noise filtering and energy harvesting using acousto-elastic metamaterials.

Ingrid Martins finds support and fans in ITT faculty

Ingrid Martins is the No. 4 ranked women's singles tennis player in the country and the UofSC program's first SEC Player of the Year. But it was the support she received from integrated information technology faculty in the College of Engineering and Computing that helped make this success on the court possible.

Tech Spotlight: Roadmap to a less congested information highway

Jorge Crichigno's research shows that like interstates that allow cars to bypass cities and avoid stoplights, the need is growing for scientists to share and transfer data - sometimes petabytes of it - to other scientists without being slowed down by routine cyber traffic. This is the basis for a Science DMZ.

3, 2, 1... GO!

Sam Dauchert stood in front of five teams and a hoard of onlookers as a garnet and black race track snaked around his legs and circled the packed room. Dauchert, a doctoral student and the class' instructor, raised his hands high, motioning three times for the room to quiet down. As raucous laughter shrunk to whispers, he laid out the rules for this year's annual top gun car race

4 Biomedical Engineering alumni receive NSF GRFP awards

The College of Engineering and Computing has four biomedical engineering spring 2018 graduates selected to the National Science Foundation's 2019 Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The students - Heather Struckman, Shrusti Patel, Colman Moore and Samantha Stewart - are among 2,050 graduate students from institutions across the U.S. awarded for their research excellence.

Mulliken gives life as a Be The Match donor

Entering the second semester of junior year, most students are focused on grades, internships, future careers, or some combination of the three. But for Josh Mulliken, a computer information systems major in the CEC, his main focus was saving a life.

15 students win Outstanding Senior Awards

The College of Engineering and Computing recognized 15 undergraduate seniors with Outstanding Senior Awards. 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.

UofSC opens Innovation Think Tank Lab in partnership with Siemens Healthineers

The University of South Carolina opened its Innovation Think Tank Lab in downtown Columbia in collaboration with Siemens Healthineers. The space will be an innovation hub where participants including researchers, faculty members, and students can think outside the box to solve issues in healthcare, artificial intelligence, robotics, and information technology.

The light at the end of the tunnel

Ehsan Jabbarzadeh can see where the future of engineering will be, and it's exactly where his interests lie: the mesh point between science and business. Through the entrepreneurial engineering master's program he began, he hopes the CEC's students can learn this, too.

Soccer balls, new beds and teamwork: How EWB's trip to Ecuador was about more than just water

UofSC's Engineers Without Borders worked for 10 days repairing pipes that supplied a small village in Ecuador with its drinking water. But it was the relationship that the volunteers built with the community that EWB's members will remember best.

O'Kane receives 2019 Distinguished Research Service Award

Jason O'Kane, a professor in the College of Engineering and Computing and the director of the Center for Computational Robotics, received the Office of Research's 2019 Distinguished Research Service Award for his continued service to UofSC as a reviewer of research.

Tiny pores, huge impact

With a two-year $250,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, Chang Liu is assembling a research team of four graduate and post-doc students to create and miniaturize a test that can detect TB antigens in the blood using nanopore technology.

Rub-a-dub-dub, robots in the tub

Rubber ducks tumbled like a tidal wave in a bathtub. But, in the College of Engineering and Computing Wednesday afternoon, there was no water, there were no bathtubs, and there were no humans moving the little ducks. Instead, as part of the college's VEX event, it was robots who moved these ducks around as middle-schoolers from across the state displayed their engineering potential.

Professor Gatzke receives 2019 Garnet Apple Award

Just before Ed Gatzke had the chance to begin his modeling and simulation of biomedical systems class Wednesday morning, he was surprised with balloons and one of the University of South Carolina's most prestigious awards - the Garnet Apple Award for teaching innovation.

Filling the technology, innovation gap

The University of South Carolina has created a master's degree in technology innovation and entrepreneurial engineering that is a collaboration between the College of Engineering and Computing and the Darla Moore School of Business.


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