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Making room for science, engineering growth

Charleston Southern University broke ground this summer on a new science and engineering building to house its growing academic programs. The 17,500-square-foot space will be completed in phases and includes labs, office space and work rooms. CSU plans to expand the building in future phasing to 28,000-square-feet total. The project is a result of the launch […]

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South Carolina’s only collegiate Aeronautics program coming to CSU

South Carolina is one of only two states without a collegiate aeronautics program, but not for long. Charleston Southern University plans to offer a Bachelor of Science in aeronautics (Professional Pilot) beginning in fall of 2021. Students in the program will eventually be able to choose between three main tracks: Commercial, Military or Missionary Aviation. “As we look to […]

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CSU training next generation of cyberpatriots

The New York Times recently cited Cybersecurity Ventures’ prediction that more than three million cybersecurity jobs will go unfilled globally in 2021. Dr. Valerie Sessions, affiliate professor of computer science at Charleston Southern University, said, “CSU has degrees in cybersecurity and computer science. Women are underrepresented in this field, and we are working to increase participation […]

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Young Alumni: Stephanie and Steven Daniels

When Stephanie and Steven Daniels graduated from Charleston Southern University in 2013, they married and moved in with her parents to save money. Stephanie, a nursing major, and Steven, a computer science major, paid off more than $100,000 in student loan debt in just three years.  Recently, Steven called Cady Nell Keener, assistant vice president […]

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Creative teamwork class lives up to its name

For the students enrolled in CSCI/BUSI 383 Creative Teamwork, the end result of their project designed to teach strategies for building and working in interdisciplinary teams looked like nothing they expected, but it definitely taught them creative teamwork. Taught jointly by Dr. Valerie Sessions of computer science and Prof. Emory Hiott of business, the course […]

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Aeroponics: what’s growing on here?

There is a new class at Charleston Southern that is not offered at many other universities in the state. It pertains to the mysterious purple lights in the Science Building, and you will never guess what it is. CSU is offering aeroponics in the spring semester headed by Dr. Thomas Gurley, an adjunct professor. Aeroponic […]

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Cybersecurity program continues to grow

The world of cybersecurity is rapidly evolving, and Charleston Southern University is at the forefront of this new frontier with its cybersecurity major, which graduated its first class in the spring.   Dr. Yu-Ju Lin has been working at CSU for over 16 years and is the director of graduate studies in computer science. In 2017 […]

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Computer science graduate comes full circle

As an undergraduate, Napiya Nubuya was taken aback by the lack of women, and especially women of color, in the computer science program. Once she was in the workforce she realized how serious it really was. So, she set about to change it. In August, Charleston Southern hosted the inaugural Charleston chapter of The Next […]

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Faculty and students engage in research projects

As we look toward the start of a new academic year, it’s a great time to recognize some of the research projects Charleston Southern professors are conducting. Undergraduate students enjoy the opportunity to interact with professors in completing research projects. Here are some of the highlights: Ricard Bordas, assistant professor of music Professor Bordas serves […]

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