South Carolina State Nuclear Engineering Program
South Carolina State University (SC State) Nuclear Engineering program, which originally began in 2002, is the only Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET accredited undergraduate programs in the state of South Carolina. Additionally, the Nuclear Engineering program is the only such program at an HBCU. This program’s existence was made possible through a collaborative partnership of academy, industry and government, which still supports the school through funding, equipment, scholarships and faculty supported grants.
SC State believes it can be an integral part of the missions and goals of NuHub. The University recently completed a new 86,500 square foot state-of-the-art Engineering and Computer Science Complex (ECSC) which is scheduled to open in the spring of 2013. With this new edition, the University can recruit and retain nuclear scientists and professors for innovative research. In addition, the nuclear engineering program will become a conduit from which the local industry can recruit and create a strong nuclear workforce. Through connections with NuHub, SC State will become more knowledgeable of workforce needs and increase its collaborations with industry and other universities.
SC State also houses the James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center (JECUTC) which features, along with the new ECSC building, laboratories, offices and other academic support spaces. Additionally, JECUTC also houses SC State’s Environmental Policy Institute to support the strategic mission and goals of the NNSA.
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