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Columbia, Benedict College partnership preparing engineering students for success
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A partnership between the City of Columbia and Benedict College is helping prepare students for careers in engineering.
The private college has created an elective course focused on water quality and green infrastructure to teach students how to improve stormwater conditions.
Jayla Berry, a May graduate, participated in the program.
Through their partnership, she learned to design bioretention cells that catch pollutants, reduce flooding and add character to the street with things like plants.
“I knew that I wanted to be an environmental engineer… somebody that helps the planet, make it a better place,” Berry said. “It’s not the easiest thing, but it’s so worth it. It’s so rewarding in the end.”
While the students’ designs were purely educational, the projects that inspired their work will soon come to life.
The city is building the cells on parts of Laurel, Richland and Read Streets, along with Haskell Avenue, near Benedict College, in early November.
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 […]