Lee Correctional Institution near Bishopville, S.C., is the state’s largest maximum-security prison and home to some of the most violent offenders. It’s also a place where music can make a difference.
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Eddie, a 40-foot-tall statue in Columbia's EdVenture children's museum, has been hard to keep clean. But a team of mechanical engineering students at the University of South Carolina have designed, built and tested a robotic drone that can whisk away the dust bunnies from Eddie's massive body.
From Bernstein's "Mass" and new, innovative partnerships to a Truman Scholar and cutting-edge research discoveries, 2018 was an eventful year at the University of South Carolina. Here are 20 of the year’s many highlights.
Year after year, the number of lives transformed by the University of South Carolina’s Gamecock Guarantee program keeps growing. But numbers alone don’t tell the full story.
With growing private investment and a developing private commercial industry, outer space is also becoming in some sense just another place to do business. With that realization also comes the need to address the same operations management and supply chain issues that businesses face on Earth, says Joel Wooten, assistant professor of management science at the Darla Moore School of Business.
University of South Carolina chemistry professor Donna Chen has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS fellow is one of the most prestigious honors awarded in academia.
(Feat. Duncan Buell, computer science) —The Topeka Capital-Journal
(Feat. David Shields, English) —Daily (Newport News, Virginia) Press
(Feat. Derek Black, law) —WTOP (Washington, DC) via The Conversation
Fast track to success
The BARSC-MD program, a joint initiative between the University of South Carolina Honors College and the USC School of Medicine, allows a select group of students to complete an undergraduate degree and their medical degree in just seven years. The students receive conditional acceptance to medical school as freshmen, and then enter medical school after their third year of undergraduate coursework.
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Things have been falling neatly into place for Charles Rodriquez in the past 18 months — he started working on a bachelor’s degree in information studies at the University of South Carolina and completed an internship earlier this fall that has paved the way for a new job he’ll begin after graduation in December.
From an expanded school calendar to keep students on track to a revamped advising process,USC does a lot to prepare students for the next chapter.
An educator's legacy
This month, Wendy Harriford Platt — a veteran teacher, mother, and daughter of a Carolina icon — will walk across the commencement stage to accept her doctorate degree in education with no regrets. Well, maybe just one regret — that her father will not be there to celebrate with her.
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