Science & Technology

Charleston County School District to provide Full-Time Virtual academy option for students

Charleston County School District will offer a Full-time Virtual Academy during the 2020-2021 school year. The option provides a quality curriculum and instruction with a more flexible environment than the traditional school setting. As a full-time online public Kindergarten-12th grade program, the CCSD Full-time Virtual Academy offers comprehensive, tuition-free learning for all students enrolled in…

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HBCU Heroes Hosts First-Ever Virtual Esports Tournament For Historically Black Colleges And Universities In Conjunction With John Lewis: Good Trouble Film Call-To-Action To Increase Student Voter Participation

The Good Trouble Takeover is a 4-hour, online NBA 2K20 tournament between six Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and premiere-a-thon to support the release of JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE, a documentary about the Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights Icon. Celebrities, entertainers, professional athletes, HBCU leadership, political influencers, activists and the filmmakers are joining forces…

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Zoom and Claflin University Launch Five-Year Strategic Partnership

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. and Claflin University have announced a commitment to a five-year strategic partnership. The video communications provider and Historically Black University have developed a multifaceted foundational program that represents $1.2M in educational and financial investments. Program components include: Internships: Paid internships during the school year, and paid internships as part of Zoom’s summer internship program Scholarships: Merit- and…

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Minority-Owned Miestro.com Paves Faster, Simpler Path for the Massive E-Learning Space Industry

As social distancing and shelter at home became the newest challenge for burnt-out seasoned professionals to surmount in the era of COVID-19, one small company had already been helping frustrated corporate executives turn their expansive knowledge into robust revenue in the multi-billion-dollar e-learning industry. Headquartered in Atlanta, Miestro.com is a small, minority-owned, but fast-growing player…

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Virtual Art Auction to Benefit Animals at Charleston Animal Society

Nationally and internationally known artists are donating artwork for Charleston Animal Society’s virtual art auction August 1 – 7. “We are so thankful to have these incredible artists rally around our community animals during such a difficult time,” said Charleston Animal Society Board Chairwoman Laurel Greer.  Using the hashtag #ArtistsSavingLives, the auction will be promoted on…

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NASA Names Headquarters After ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced June 23 the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA. Jackson started her NASA career in the segregated West Area Computing Unit of the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Jackson, a mathematician and aerospace engineer, went on to lead programs…

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College of Charleston to Add New Major in Electrical Engineering

By Mike Robertson The College of Charleston is expanding its offerings for engineering majors. Pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), CofC will soon begin offering a program for a new bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering.  The new program will focus on educating students with the ability to analyze, design…

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Sir Henry Fraser leads the 2020 Carifest Virtual Summit in Celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month

In celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month, Charleston Carifest explores the birth of Charleston and its 350 year link to the Caribbean via the Barbados Carolina Connection. The Carifest Virtual Summit, co-authored by Professor Emeritus Sir Henry Fraser, is Thursday, June 18, at 7:00 PM on Facebook Live at https://Facebook.com/NiteCapMedia     https://Facebook.com/CharlestonCarifest.     Fraser, retired…

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