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Jul 8, 2020

TechSC rebrands as SC Tech, names new director

The S.C. Council on Competitiveness rebranded its TechSC technology and cybersecurity growth initiative to SC Tech and named Kim Christ as its new director on Tuesday.

Jul 6, 2020

Upstate Giving, July 6, 2020

OneSpartanburg funds program to help Spartanburg High graduates reach college.

Jul 2, 2020

Clemson researchers develop ‘highest-quality’ cotton DNA sequence

Using genome or DNA sequencing, Clemson University’s genetics team created the “highest-quality DNA sequence” for crops in the cotton family as the school’s geneticists seek to develop varieties resistant to clima

Jul 2, 2020

Furman, Next, Kopis launch virtual entrepreneurship program

Students from Furman’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summer Bootcamp can learn the ropes of launching a tech startup and developing data migration tools through a virtual internship program offered by Kopis and the Next Innovation.

Jul 1, 2020

Spartanburg schools receive grant for STEM teachers

Students at the University of South Carolina Upstate and Spartanburg Community College pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or math education can get a head start on their careers thanks to a $1.2 million grant.

Jun 29, 2020

Former FTC director foresees endurance of Upstate economy

As economic fears escalate, Bruce Yandle, Clemson economist and former executive director of the Federal Trade Commission, believes that scars from the COVID-19 shutdown will likely heal in South Carolina faster than in other states.

Jun 26, 2020

Spartanburg Community College central campus named for outgoing president

After almost 51 years of serving Spartanburg Community College, Henry Giles is leaving the campus, but his name is not. The longtime president learned at a retirement party that the central campus will be renamed in his honor.

Jun 22, 2020

ECPI offers scholarships to Black students

ECPI University has set aside $4 million in funding for tuition, computers and Wi-Fi access for Black students in the STEM and health care fields.

Jun 18, 2020

Federal grant puts $2.5 million toward better graduation rates

United Way of Greenville County will administer $500,000 per year for the next five years, applied to the OnTrack Greenville effort to keep under-resourced youth on the path to graduation and success after high school.

Jun 18, 2020

Zooming In for June 18

Your weekly guide for staying in the loop while staying at home.

Jun 17, 2020

Ghost’ vehicles show how self-driving cars save energy

Clemson researchers develop algorithms that help autonomous vehicles anticipate the behavior of other traffic and save energy through reduced braking. Savings ranged from 8% to 23%, depending on the scenario.

Jun 12, 2020

Clemson trustees vote to remove Calhoun name from honors college

After years of conversations about racism inherent in the Calhoun and Tillman names, Clemson’s trustees vote to change the name of its honors college and seek authority to restore the original name to its most iconic building.