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State Museum’s New Role in Aerospace Education

State Museum’s New Role in Aerospace Education

The South Carolina State Museum recently opened a 75,000 square foot state-of-the-art renovation and expansion project known as, “Windows to New Worlds.”  The new features of this project include an observatory with distance learning capabilities, one of the largest planetariums in the Southeast, an expansive collection of antique telescopes and a multisensory 4D theater. The […]

State Board of Education Adopts TransformSC’s Profile of the Graduate

State Board of Education Adopts TransformSC’s Profile of the Graduate

South Carolina’s policy-making body responsible for public elementary and secondary education voted to adopt TransformSC’s Profile of the Graduate during their meeting on February 11th.  The State Board of Education (SBE) joins the SC Chamber of Commerce and the SC Association of School Administrators in approving the Profile as a shared vision of the knowledge, skills […]

SC Agribusiness Industry Cluster Releases Economic Impact Study

SC Agribusiness Industry Cluster Releases Economic Impact Study

South Carolina’s agribusiness industry cluster released an updated economic impact study showing 23 percent growth of the cluster since 2006.  The study was prepared by Dr. James London and commissioned by the Palmetto Agribusiness Council (PABC), the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, South Carolina Farm Bureau, and Clemson University Public Service Authorities. The agribusiness industry […]

   


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FROM OUR BLOG

Aerospace Industry Cluster Surging Ahead in 2015

Aerospace Industry Cluster Surging Ahead in 2015

Aerospace is an emerging industry cluster in South Carolina. The SC Council on Competitiveness entered a partnership agreement in 2014 with the SC Department of Commerce to develop and strengthen the cluster. I recently sat down with our Director of Aerospace Initiatives, Deborah Cameron, to discuss her work so far. She recapped an eventful year and […]

Aerospace Support Chain Feature – Will Mitchell

Aerospace Support Chain Feature – Will Mitchell

In this month’s SC Aerospace News, we are spotlighting Robert (Will) Mitchell, a mechanical engineering student at USC who is actively engaged in the aerospace cluster here in SC.  He works at the McNAIR Center, volunteered at Aerospace Industry Day and attended the Celebrate Freedom SOAR Summer Camp. Here is our Q&A with him: Q: […]