Science & Technology

12th Annual Francis Marion National Forest Cleanup: Litter reduces with consistent cleanup

The 12th Annual Francis Marion National Forest Cleanup, held on Saturday, February 2, saw record numbers of volunteers and co-hosts who came to pick up litter from one of the state’s most popular outdoor recreational areas. PalmettoPride and the USDA Forest Service, along with long time partners Keep Berkeley Beautiful and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department, coordinated…

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First African-American chemistry Ph.D. honored with landmark during Black History Month

St. Elmo Brady, the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry, is being honored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) with a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The designation will be celebrated on Feb. 5 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which awarded Brady his doctorate in 1916. The event coincides with February’s Black…

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/dev/color Welcomes Largest Cohort of Black Software Engineers to Date

/dev/color, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower Black software engineers to help one another grow into industry leaders, inducted the largest cohort into its flagship A* Program in January 2019. Entering its fourth year, /dev/color welcomes 370+ Black software engineers from across each of the organization’s four chapters, located in New York, Seattle, Atlanta, and the San Francisco Bay…

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West Point to hold STEM Workshop for youth at SC State

South Carolina State University will be the venue of a one-day Leadership Ethics and Diversity in STEM Workshop with hands-on, small and large group STEM activities presented by West Point staff members, STEM professionals and West Point cadets, to be held February 8 from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. SC State biological and physical sciences…

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Securing the Opportunities of American Energy

By Elia Quintana, Director of Stakeholder Relations, American Petroleum Institute 15 or 20 years ago, there were very few people who could have imagined that the U.S. would again lead the world in the production of natural gas and oil. And even fewer who would have thought that we could reduce carbon emissions faster than…

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Charleston native Joseph Lee inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Nineteen innovation pioneers were announced this month as the 2019 Class of the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) on the main stage at CES®.  These innovators, whose inventions range from the UNIX operating system to fluoride toothpaste, will be celebrated as the newest Class of Inductees during the NIHF Induction Ceremony. In partnership with the United States Patent…

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PalmettoPride Releases 2018 Litter Control Report Numbers

PalmettoPride announced this week the 2018 Litter Control Enforcement Grant ticket numbers. From the 24 enforcement agencies that received a 2017-2018 Enforcement Grant, reports indicate that a total of $341,306.73 in fines were collected from 898 successfully prosecuted cases.  Many of the reporting agencies utilize both state statues and local ordinances when addressing littering and illegal…

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