Science & Technology

Charleston County Public Library Installing New Self-Check Kiosks at Several Branches

The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is debuting new self-check kiosks at several of its branches this week. These kiosks are part of CCPL’s continued efforts to enhance the patron experience and remove barriers. “These new kiosks, which are becoming the standard in libraries throughout the country, increase efficiency and allow staff more time with our patrons,…

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American Underground, Google for Startups Launch Applications for Fourth Annual Black Founders Exchange

American Underground and Google for Startups have announced the application window and deadline for the fourth annual Black Founders Exchange. Black Founders Exchange, a week-long immersion program of curated content, mentorship, and community, will accept applications for the program between June 19 and July 10 through the American Underground website. The program will run September…

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S.C. Farmers and Roadside Market App Makes Healthy Eating Easier

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) wants to remind residents of the S.C. Farmers and Roadside Market App to find and buy fresh produce locally.  The web-based app shows the location, hours of operation and accepted payment types – including WIC, SNAP and senior voucher programs – for hundreds of farmers markets and roadside produce stands…

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What to Expect This Hurricane Season

By Alicia Lutz The 2019 hurricane season is officially upon us – and, according to the Atlantic seasonal outlook recently released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center, we can expect “near normal” activity this year. An average hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which six become hurricanes, including three major…

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Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) – National Society of Black Engineers

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) will present the 13th iteration of its Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) this year at 14 sites in 12 U.S. cities. SEEK, the nation’s largest summer program geared toward African Americans and other students from groups underrepresented in engineering, will take place beginning in June. The free,…

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Energy, Media Professionals Offer STEM Advice to Indy Youth at National Conference

By Demi Vaughn, Special to the NNPA Newswire The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE), a national organization with a 50-year history of educating young people on the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, recently left an indelible mark on the Indianapolis youth, during their 42nd annual conference. Held at the Marriott Downtown,…

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