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John Monnier: Working in Industry, Bimetallic Catalysts, and Researching Until He Dies

John Monnier discusses his time working in industry, his groundbreaking research in bimetallic catalysts that resulted from it, and what he plans to do for the rest of his life.

Alumni Spotlight: Kayla Kasprak

Kayla Kasprak stood in front of a packed room of more than 650 people during the 2019 Grace Hopper celebration presenting on a topic close to her heart, but little did she know that it would be a small meeting over nachos and wings that would mean the most to CEC students.

Alumni Spotlight: How Lisa Muzekari is breaking down barriers for female engineers

Lisa Muzekari is the first female shareholder in the 73-year history of Thomas & Hutton and was named one of the 2019 Women of Influence by the Columbia Business Report.

Top engineering researcher Zdeněk Bažant speaks to CEC students and faculty

Internationally acclaimed researcher Zdeněk P. Bažant spoke to the College of Engineering and Computing's students and faculty Tuesday about his theories regarding quasibrittle materials and failure probability of engineering structures.

Downey looks to lead 'new field' of real-time state estimation

When President Donald Trump signed executive order 13859, he opened the door for increased federal funding in the field of AI and made possible Austin Downey's first step into the emerging field of real-time state estimations.

Nicole Berge: Hydrothermal Carbonization, Working with Trash, and Making Energy from Waste

Nicole Berge discusses her research on hydrothermal carbonization, what it is like working with trash, and how waste can be used as an energy source.

Faculty mentorship leads Swiney to NASA

A phone call from Associate Professor Ramy Harik led Jackson Swiney to the NASA internship program, solidified his passion for the aerospace field and ensured his future plans to enter the field after he graduates this May.

Mike Sutton: Starting a Company, Digital Image Correlation, and the Power of Perseverance

Mike Sutton discusses starting the company Correlated Solutions, inventing digital image correlation, and the power of perseverance.

Bridge to Doctorate program at UofSC supports minorities in STEM

Twelve minority students will receive funding to participate in STEM-based doctoral degree programs at the University of South Carolina as part of a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Extra effort pushes UofSC students to victory at international competition

Thirty teams from countries and universities across the world had been accepted to eITT 2019. And while their ideas were innovative, exciting and complex, no other team had a working prototype to show their idea in action like the team from South Carolina.

Roger Dougal: The History of Our Energy Grid, The Argument for a DC Energy Renaissance, and Sailing

Roger Dougal discusses the energy grid in the United States, the case for changing to direct current energy, and his past as a ranked sailor in America.

UofSC researcher leads discussion on Science DMZs

Integrated Information Technology (IIT) Professor Jorge Crichigno is quickly becoming a leader in big data transfer technology as he leads discussion on Science Demilitarized Zones, or Science DMZs, at the University of South Carolina.

Centrifuge research helping strengthen SC infrastructure

After Hurricane Katrina first-hand in 2005, Inthuorn Sasanakul has devoted her research to preventing a similar disaster in South Carolina. With the use of a centrifuge and earthquake shaker, her research is making South Carolina's infrastructure capable of withstanding even the worst natural disasters.

Alumni Spotlight: Taking the leap, changing lives

Laura Boccanfuso describes her start-up, Van Robotics, as a leap of faith that challenged her and her family, but it was a passion for helping the most vulnerable of students that guaranteed she'd land comfortably on her feet.

Engineering professor believes in the power of nuclear energy

Travis Knight sees many benefits to nuclear energy, including a well-paying field for the graduates of his University of South Carolina nuclear energy program and an economic driver for the state.

Engineering Cocky's magic cart

While the tradition of Cocky's magic box stays the same, his cart has received a 21st century update. College of Engineering and Computing graduate student Dillon Lindsay, working with his senior design project team and the UofSC athletic department, helped create a motorized entrance for Cocky.

Ramy Harik: Composite Manufacturing, Automated Fiber Placement, and the Pressure of Excellence

Ramy Harik discusses the field of automated fiber placement, the pressure of being a leading researcher, and the opportunities provided to his students.

NSF grant will 'SPUR' academic success

The CEC has received nearly $1 million in funding through a grant from the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program (S-STEM). The grant will be used to implement programs that increase graduation rates of high-achieving, low-income students in undergraduate engineering and computing degree programs.

Students graduate from 'McNAIR Junior Fellows' undergraduate research program

With more than 6,000 research hours under their belt, 22 University of South Carolina engineering students became McNAIR Junior Fellows (MJF) this summer. The group represents the top undergraduate students in the College of Engineering and Computing, nearly one-third of which are women.

Haerens pushes beyond the classroom barrier

A traditional engineering student can be pictured around academics and research. Nicholas Haerens isn't that student. From orientation to study abroad to researching building vibrations as a 2018 Magellan Scholar, he has done it all outside the classroom.

UofSC forms a university-wide institute of Artificial Intelligence

The University of South Carolina is launching a new artificial intelligence (AI) institute that will leverage the comprehensive nature of the university to advance state-of-the-art AI applications in many fields

Promoting cyber security research

The University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing and the Medical University of South Carolina hosted the 33rd annual IFIP WG 11.3 Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy, known as DBSec 2019, at the Mills House in Charleston, SC July 15-17, 2019.

Student creates custom 3D printed drone through MJF Program

You can 3D print anything, even a drone. That's exactly what senior mechanical engineering student Andrew Re did. Over the past several months, senior mechanical engineering student Andrew Re created a custom research drone.

Austin Downey wins SCoer grant for 2019

The $500 grant will allow Downey to incorporate open educational resources into his classroom and explore innovative new pedagogical practices, saving his students significant sums of money.

Addis Kidane is heading home

As a Fulbright Scholar, Addis Kidane and his family are headed to Ethiopia to continue his research on composite materials.

Episode 2. Ben Schooley: Foster Care Apps, Helping Cancer Survivors Through Alexa, and Data Security

Ben Schooley discusses the effect his innovative apps will have on South Carolina's foster system, elderly cancer survivors, and the field of health care.

 

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