Science & Technology

Bowen’s Corner Elementary prepares students with job skills through the use of robotics programs with a $25K grant from Google

One of Berkeley County’s STEAM schools, Bowen’s Corner Elementary School, received a $25,000 grant from Google to fund its robotics program to help students learn needed technological skills to prepare them for careers in the future workforce. The robotics program teaches students the design, construction, operation and use of robots, as well as coding for…

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2020 Census Available Online for the First Time Ever

For the first time ever, the 2020 Census is available online allowing people to respond anytime, anywhere. The United Way Association of South Carolina in collaboration with Together SC and The SC Grantmaker’s Network are leading partnerships to engage and support community based efforts for a complete count in the 2020 Census. Google is providing…

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Summerville Native Creates Retro Video Game System

Patrick Rollins, a junior computer science major at Voorhees College, recently developed a retro game system called “R box” that plugs into the TV with an HDMI cord to play. The R box contains Nintendo video games, but Rollins also creates games on a program named “NESmaker.” Once the games are created, they are installed…

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Scholarship applications open for underrepresented students in the chemical sciences

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program is offering renewable scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 per year for African American, Hispanic/Latinx and Native American students majoring in chemistry-related fields and pursuing chemistry-related careers. Qualified students may be studying at community colleges or four-year institutions. Graduating high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors may…

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Charleston Parks Conservancy welcoming new volunteers to garden in city parks

Common on those New Year’s resolutions lists are more exercise, volunteering and learning a new skill or hobby. Volunteers with the Charleston Parks Conservancy’s Garden in the Parks program can easily check those three resolutions off their list.  The Conservancy is seeking new volunteers to garden in Charleston’s public parks. Volunteer tasks include planting flowers…

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Gullah Geechee Chamber hosts Second Monday Environmental & Energy Conversations

South Carolina Citizens’ Climate Lobby opens the Second Monday Environmental & Energy Conversations hosted by the Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce, Monday, January 13th, 2020, 6:00 pm at the Training Building 420 S. Hazard Street, Georgetown. “It’s important our community is educated about the crisis facing our environment, the opportunities in green, renewable energy and…

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Queen Quet Takes Part in United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid

Global leaders have gathered in Madrid, Spain for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) to take the next crucial steps in the climate change process. The conference took place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and was held with logistical support from the Government of Spain. Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of COP25 said,…

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Clemson Architecture Partners with The Green Heart Project to Build Farm Stand at Future Urban Farm Site in Downtown Charleston

The Green Heart Project, a local nonprofit focused on education, healthy food and community, partnered with Clemson Architecture and its CommunityBUILD program to design and build a farm stand structure at the future site of its Urban Farm at Enston Home.  The stand will provide space to process and prepare harvests, act as an outdoor gathering and…

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