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Ulrich becomes first Black woman to earn nuclear engineering doctorate at UofSC

Through the support of her family, the care of her mentors and her own belief in herself, Tashiema Ulrich defied every challenge that came her way. In the process, she became the first African American woman to receive her nuclear engineering doctorate from South Carolina.

Alumni Spotlight: How a successful software company got its start in the Office of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct -- it's a place that many college students feel uneasy about. But, for CEC graduate Aaron Hark, that office became the inspiration for him to launch Maxient, dedicated to simplifying critical operating tasks.

A note from the Dean: Artificial Intelligence

By investing in artificial intelligence, our college and university is investing in the future. And just two years after penning the proposal for our trans-disciplinary institute, I am already seeing my goals, visions and hopes come true.

CEC alumni find success through UofSC’s McNair Institute

Yaw Addei-Boadu sees chances to innovate, well, everywhere — from event rentals to biogas stoves to fashionable emergency alert devices. Now he's one of a growing number of University of South Carolina students and alumni entrepreneurs who are shaking up the startup scene.

Artificial intelligence goes further than ever before

Through a grant from NASA, Pooyan Jamshidi will use machine learning to prepare spacecraft to repair and adapt themselves in the event of "unknown unknowns" so that they can better cope with uncertainties in the outer space environment.

CEC study to impact response time of high-rate energy systems

Jason Bakos has received an NSF grant to design processors capable of real-time machine learning of the behavior and response of high-rate dynamic systems. This study will improve the reaction time of high-energy systems such as ballistics, airbag deployment and high-speed vehicle control.

Tailoring your health care to your needs using artificial intelligence

The UofSC College of Engineering and Computing has a simple goal: to use emerging technologies to improve America's health care system so people receive care tailored to their bodies' needs and their individual genetic make-ups.

Newly hired senior fellow receives national recognition

T. Bond Calloway Jr. is the recipient of the 2020 F.J. & Dorothy Van Antwerpen Award. The award is presented by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and recognizes a chemical engineer for outstanding contributions and service to the Institute.

Sheth receives lifetime award in services computing

The award adds to Sheth's long list of professional accolades. And while his research currently focuses much more on artificial intelligence than services computing, the effects of his past work still endure.

How augmented personalized health can fix many of America's health care problems

At this year's TEDxUofSC, Amit Sheth discussed faults in American health care and how emerging research in augmented personalized health can prevent many of system's problems.

Virus trackers: Scientists model how COVID-19 might travel, settle indoors

In this age of COVID-19 concerns, what’s the safest indoor environment? One without humans, of course. In a practical world the answer lies partly in understanding how the virus moves and where it lands in indoor spaces because air ow and surfaces are important routes for transmission of COVID-19.

UofSC, Princeton and Stanford collaborate to reduce harmful emission of natural gas

South Carolina, Stanford and Princeton are collaborating to create a cost-effective distributed chemical process that will allow for natural gas to be converted into useful chemicals and liquid fuels, instead of burned as harmful waste.

Andrea Ogunleye shares her GLD experience

Andrea Ogunleye graduated in 2019 with leadership distinction in professional and civic engagement and global learning. The college was able to sit down with Andrea to hear her thoughts on the GLD experience and the benefits it provided her.

Over 100 artificial intelligence experts discuss ethics and interdisciplinary use of collaborative assistants at UofSC

The UofSC AI Institute hosted the Collaborative Assistants for the Society's (CASY) 2020 conference. The conference brought together 140 leading minds in the world of artificial intelligence.

Huynh receives High Value Research award for research on road signs

Nathan Huynh was selected for a Supplemental High Value Research award for his "Sign Life Expectancy" research. His work will save SCDOT thousands of dollars annually in sign replacement costs while ensuring that road signs are still safely visible at night for South Carolina's drivers.

CEC celebrates 2020 alumni award winners

The University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing is proud to announce that Ralph White, '71, and Jamie Barton, '12, have accepted the 2020 Distinguished Alumnus and Outstanding Young Alumnus awards respectively.

Interdisciplinary study in material science receives support from U.S. Army

An interdisciplinary team from the University of South Carolina is conducting research in material science that has received support from the U.S. Army. The study analyzes the stacking of atoms and how their order impacts the behavior of the materials they make up.

UofSC power electronics team reimagines America's energy grid

The team's research aims to incorporate DC power into America's dated and aging AC energy system. Through the team's work, the way in which electric power is distributed to homes and business could become safer, smarter and more efficient.

A 20-year seat at energy distribution's most important table

The college's power electronics team currently has over $8 million in active funding from the Office of Naval Research. But, it is a grant received nearly 25 years ago that made today's funding possible and cemented South Carolina's place as a leader in energy distribution research.

A note from the Dean: Energy Distribution

The long-standing and world-leading expertise of faculty like Roger Dougal, Ralph White and Mike Huhns have made us the current leader that we are in energy distribution research. But our college's excellence doesn't end with the long-established leaders that put us on the map.

The Makings of a Mentor

Not only is Kristen Booth involved in multi-million-dollar power electronics research and joining the college's prolific power electronics team, but she is also encouraging rural students to consider pursuing graduate school and even doctoral degrees.

Creating change for Native Americans in STEM

Blake MacQueen is a chemical engineering doctoral student with Native American roots. Through his presentation at the AISES conference sharing his pioneering research on catalytic structures, he hopes he can increase minority representation in STEM fields.

Alex Molinaroli: From CEC to CEO

The small control boxes lining Swearingen's halls may be unassuming. But for Alex Molinaroli, they were the start of a career that took him from the CEC all the way to the top of one of the most prominent energy solutions companies in the world.

Mustain shows there's hope for anion exchange membrane fuel cells after all

William Mustain took an engineering approach to the problems facing AEM fuel cells. His findings may have single handedly saved the field.

College of Engineering and Computing welcomes six new faculty members

The College of Engineering and Computing is proud to welcome six new tenured/tenure-track faculty members to the college. This increases the college’s faculty count to 131 members and continues its expansive faculty growth.

Saha receives UofSC 2020 Outstanding Thesis Award

Sudipta Saha, a mechanical engineering doctoral student in the College of Engineering and Computing, received the University of South Carolina's 2020 Outstanding Thesis Award for his master's thesis on thermal fluid science.


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