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Blythewood High School unveils expanded biodiesel production lab
BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (WIS) – Blythewood High School unveiled its newly expanded biodiesel production laboratory on Friday, which Richland School District Two hopes will help power the district into the future.
Through the Bengal Biodiesel Laboratory, students take donated cooking oil, filter it and process it into fuel that can be used in diesel engines.
The lab is run through a chemistry course at the high school that has been in place for five years. With the expansion, the lab has significantly scaled up its operations.
Will Epps, a Blythewood High chemistry teacher, had the idea for the programs. He works as a chemist over the summer, and noticed a high turnover at labs. He wanted to find a way to train his students to enter the STEM jobs of tomorrow.
Columbia startup raises millions to build software for trucking, aims to reshape industry
COLUMBIA (The Post and Courier Columbia) — Motor Supply Inc. is not your typical trucking company, co-founded on something of a dare by a Columbia computer scientist with no prior experience in the industry. The teams’ technical skill sets combined with on-the-job experience gained while directing 17 semis back and forth across the United States […]
OC Tech among two Orangeburg colleges awarded Department of Education grant to support underserved students
ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (OC Tech) is one of two colleges in the City of Orangeburg and three in the state to be awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support postsecondary students throughout the country. OC Tech is calling the grant “Race to the Finish.” The focus is to reach out […]