Science & Technology

Bakari Sellers Addresses Quality of Life Concerns with the Opportunity Project of South Carolina

Former State Representative and CNN Commentator, Bakari Sellers, announced the formation of the Opportunity Project of South Carolina (Opportunity Project), which aims to close the gaps plaguing South Carolina communities in quality-of-life areas including healthcare, education and technology. Sellers will lead the organization, which is committed to narrowing the inequities for South Carolina’s citizens. At…

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Coastal Carolina University scholars win $270,327 grant to digitize historic materials from Gullah Geechee communities

The terms “Gullah” and “Geechee” may be vaguely familiar to the general public, but a Coastal Carolina University institute is on a mission to make sure they become widespread cultural knowledge. Two scholars have won a sizeable grant to make Gullah historical records accessible and engaging to the public. Eric Crawford, musicologist, director of CCU’s…

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Minority-Owned Tech Startup Mixtroz Raises Over $1M for Networking Software

Mixtroz, a minority and woman-owned tech startup specializing in connecting people at live events in real time, has reached the historic fundraising mark of $1 million. Kerry Schrader and Ashlee Ammons, the founding mother-daughter team behind Mixtroz, have joined the exclusive circle of only 40 black females to close $1 million in seed funding. “Achieving…

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Trident Technical College is offering free lean manufacturing training for 84 participants through the ManuFirstSC Grant program

The demand for workers in high-tech lean manufacturing is expected to continue to surge in the Lowcountry in the coming years and Trident Technical College’s Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development is gearing up to train the employees that can fill those jobs. The college has modified its Lean Manufacturing program, originally developed in…

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The Parklands Foundation receives grant from The Bosch Community Fund for BioDiscovery Project

The non-profit partner of the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC), The Parklands Foundation, recently received a $10,000 grant from The Bosch Community Fund. The funds will go to support The BioDiscovery Project, which fosters exploration of aquatic biodiversity through a citizen-science, inquiry-based, and STEM-focused project. The goal of the BioDiscovery Project is to…

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Digital Boom and Tech Access Fuel Black Entrepreneurship

No different than the impact industry had on America’s business model of the early 20th century, new technological innovations have significantly changed all aspects of business, from the way people consume to how brands engage consumers. “We are on the threshold of a new business paradigm,” said Cheryl Grace, Senior Vice President, U.S. Strategic Community…

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Dominion Energy Supports STEM Education at College of Charleston

By Darcie Goodwin The College of Charleston Foundation on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, announced a $10,000 grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Dominion Energy, to fund Elementary Engineers and the Charleston STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Festival. With the help of partners like Dominion Energy, the College’s Grice Marine…

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