Science & Technology

New College of Charleston Computer Science Center Focuses on Student Innovation

The Department of Computer Science at the College of Charleston is taking experiential learning to the next level with a state-of-the-art facility where students can learn how to design the next big thing in tech. Located at the College’s Harbor Walk campus, the new Computer Science Student Innovation Center includes a rapid prototyping makerspace, a virtual reality room, a…

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Group Seeks to Dramatically Increase the Annual Number of Diverse Engineering Graduates

The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineers (NACME) has chosen the 50K Coalition Leadership Circle as the recipient of NACME’s 2017 Diversity Vision Award. Originally envisioned by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the 50K Coalition is a 40-organization collaborative formed by four preeminent engineering diversity membership organizations: NSBE, the American Indian Science…

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What are ‘STEAM’ Subjects and Why Do They Matter?

If you’ve heard your child’s educators talking about “STEAM” subjects, they are referring to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. And these subjects are growing in importance, as more industries require a strong mastery of the concepts and skills involved. What’s more, a growing body of research shows that exposure to the arts can have…

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ALC Panel Encourages High School Students to Pursue STEM Careers

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) A recent panel discussion hosted by members of the Congressional Black Caucus, showcased the importance of an education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The panel discussion was held during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. Moderated by former NASA engineer…

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Race Trumps Gender in Silicon Valley’s Double-Paned Glass Ceiling

Despite Silicon Valley’s focused efforts to improve diversity and inclusion among its workforce, the innovation capital of the United States has not yet delivered on its bold ambitions. The Illusion of Asian Success (www.ascendleadership.org/research), a new report from the Ascend Foundation (www.AscendLeadership.org), a non-profit Pan-Asian career lifecycle organization, spotlights the evolving challenges for Asians, Blacks, Hispanics,…

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SC Logistics hosting inaugural Tech Talk in Charleston

SC Logistics, an industry cluster supported by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, will be hosting their inaugural Tech Talk event in Charleston, S.C. on November 1, 2017 at the Charleston Music Hall. Tech Talk is an event designed to connect thought leaders and decision makers from transportation distribution and logistics companies.  According to the…

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PalmettoPride Selects Ten Cities to Receive Trash Cans

PalmettoPride awarded ten cities with trash receptacles as part of a trash can mini-grant. Recipients include: the Cities of Camden, Gaffney, Liberty and Walterboro. As well as the Towns of Blacksville, Carlisle, Chapin, North, Ridgeway and Saluda. The mini-grant was offered to members of the Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) accompanying PalmettoPride’s presentation on…

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National Preparedness Month: Keep Your Family Safe in an Emergency

When it comes to emergency and natural disaster preparation, clean, uncontaminated water should be top-of-mind. September, which is National Preparedness Month, is an ideal time for individuals and families to make certain that they will be able to hydrate safely throughout the duration of an emergency. Natural disasters, such as tornadoes, floods and hurricanes, can…

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