Category Archives: Education

Governor’s School accepting applications for engineering program

GSSM’s Virtual Engineering Program Now Accepting Applications for Class of 2020 Hartsville, SC – The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is accepting applications for Accelerate, its virtual engineering program, through January 18, 2017, for the Class of 2020. Online applications are available at http://www.scgssm.org/admissions/virtual-admissions. GSSM is partnering with a select group…
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USC researchers present at global heart conference

An interdisciplinary team of USC students, graduate students, medical students, researchers and faculty led by Dr. Francis Spinale, associate dean for research at the School of Medicine, presented their most recent discoveries to more than 18,000 attendees at the 2016 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions conference in New Orleans this week. The team’s translational…
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Michelin donates to Midlands Technical College’s mechatronics lab

[caption id="attachment_6484" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dr. Ronald L. Rhames thanks Michelin’s Mike Williams in front of the college’s Michelin North America Mechatronics Laboratory.[/caption] (Columbia, SC) Michelin North America donated $35,000 to provide equipment for the Mechatronics Technology Certificate program at Midlands Technical College (MTC). In recognition of the commitment, MTC has named its Mechatronics Laboratory the…
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Dominion Memorial Scholarship Fund accepting applications

RICHMOND, Va. – The company is seeking qualified high school seniors for the Dominion Memorial Scholarship Fund. Online applications are being accepted through Jan. 31, 2017. Now in its 10th year, the program was established in memory of three college students with close ties to Dominion who were slain in the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings.…
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Columbia International soccer field dedicated to Elizabeth Sessions

[caption id="attachment_6433" align="alignleft" width="265"] Elizabeth Rikard Sessions smiles at the dedication of Sessions Soccer Field on the Columbia International University campus. (Photo by Alicia Heatherly)[/caption] The Columbia International University soccer field now carries the name of a longtime resident of Lexington. The field was dedicated to CIU alumna Elizabeth Rikard Sessions on Nov. 3 during…
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East Point Academy awarded $1.7 million grant

West Columbia, SC -- East Point Academy, South Carolina’s only Mandarin Immersion Charter School, celebrated as the announcement came in that they were awarded the state School Improvement Grant. This is the first charter school in the State of South Carolina to receive the grant of 1.7 million dollars over a 5 year period. The…
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Hopkins Middle School to host hands-on STEM night Nov. 29

Nov. 21, 2016 (COLUMBIA, S.C.): Hopkins Middle School, a candidate for the IB Middle Years Program in Hopkins, S.C., will host a hands-on “ForenSTEMics Night” with the support of EngenuitySC, focused on STEM-based learning for students and parents who want to see how STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education can translate into real-world careers,…
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Governor’s School welcomes Mary Katherine Marshall and Anna Clapper

Columbia, SC –The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) Foundation is excited to welcome Mary Katherine Marshall and Anna Clapper. Mary Katherine Marshall joins the GSSM Foundation as the inaugural Director of Career Services. Marshall is tasked with connecting GSSM alumni talent with career and internship opportunities in South Carolina. Marshall has…
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USC honors 4 with distinguished alumni awards

My Carolina Alumni Association honored four of the University of South Carolina’s most outstanding alumni with 2016 distinguished alumni awards during the university’s homecoming Nov. 3 – 5. The alumni award winners were honored at Carolina’s Best Forum at the university Alumni Center, where they shared their experiences as Carolina students and leaders with students…
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Midlands Tech students earn nuclear industry certification

[caption id="attachment_6270" align="alignleft" width="400"] MTC President Ronald L. Rhames (left) with students, instructors and partners of the Nuclear Systems Technology program.[/caption] Twelve Midlands Technical College Nuclear Systems Technology students earned the Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program (NUCP) Certificate at a ceremony on the MTC Northeast Campus. The NUCP certificate, a program of the Nuclear Energy Institute,…
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