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  • Michelle Fernandez (CSCI class of 2017), recently was promoted to Software Engineer Developer at Fidelity Investments in North Carolina. Her responsibilities will include developing, testing, and supporting software applications, meeting with Fidelity business stakeholders and external vendors to ensure understanding of and compliance with software application technical requirements, as well as participating in project team planning. Michelle's promotion takes effect in January 2019. Congratulations, Michelle!
  • Benjamin Lipscomb (History class of 2015, CSCI class of 2017), recently was promoted to Cloud Security Engineer in the Identity and Access Management department at Fidelity Investments in North Carolina, where he will be responsible for updating AWS (Amazon Web Services) accounts within the enterprise. Ben's promotion takes effect in January 2019. Congratulations, Ben!
  • The latest issue of "USCB School of Science & Mathematics Newsletter" is now ready. We want to thank Tremaine  FarrisAshley Fernandez, Michelle Fernandez, Peter Mize, and Cristian Salmeron for their group gift for our USCB's first-ever "CSCI Scholarship for Women and Underrepresented Groups".   We also want to congratulate Diana Arencibia for her national travel award to the "2018 ACM Tapia Conference in Orlando, Florida" on Sept 18-22, 2018.
  • USCB ACM Chapter will present "Discover Comp Sci" party on Sept. 13, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in Library 267, see you all then.
  • New Magellan Scholar undergraduate research grant is now available:

    Proposals due: October 24, 2018 by 5pm

    This program is open to ALL USC undergrads with minimum institutional GPA 3.300, all campuses, and all disciplines.

     Each Magellan Scholar receives up to $3,000 to help fund a research project, competing for this award with the submission of a research, scholarship, or creative project proposal developed in collaboration with a faculty mentor. Selection is based on the project’s educational and intellectual merit, the potential impact of the project, and the mentoring plan. See the Magellan Scholar website for more information and REQUIRED workshop dates/times.

     For questions or if a workshop alternative is needed, please contact: Office of Undergraduate Research, 803-777-1141 /

  • Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunities: Applications are now open for the USC Magellan Scholar Award as well as the new Walter Schymik Computational Science Research Award, exclusively available to USCB Computational Science students. [Learn more]
  • USCB recognizes outstanding CSci students and faculty at the 2017 Academic Awards Ceremony:
    • CSci Student of the Year: Peter Mize
    • Professor of the Year award: Dr. Brian Canada
    • Academic Advisor Award: Dr. Yiming Ji
  • Governor's Award! Dr. Ji is one of five recipients for the 2016 Governor's Award for Excellence in Science [university coverageall five winners, and more information].
  • Computational Science professor, Dr. Brian Canada, introduces new video game. [more information].
  • National Science Foundation awards $600,000 in Scholarship Aid to USCB Computational Science Program [More information | Bluffton Today]
  • CSci students win poster awards in the 2014 USCB Research and Scholarship Day [winners]
  • USCB Student Develops Safety App for Campus [WSAV news]
  • The Computational Science program at USCB is forming a student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), an international organization devoted to the advancement of computing as a science and as a profession. For details about membership and available leadership positions, please visit the ACM@USCB website or contact the chapter's faculty advisor, Dr. Brian Canada (email:, phone: 843-208-8314).

  • The SharkBytes STEM outreach event, held on March 16th, draws 80 middle & high school students to USCB -- see local press coverage in the Island Packet!
  • Computational Science is hosting SharkBytes, a one-day STEM outreach event for middle and high school students the Lowcountry region, on Saturday, Mar. 16, 2013. For more information, please contact Dr. Yiming Ji (email:, phone: 843-208-8216) or Dr. Brian Canada (email:, phone: 843-208-8314). [SharkBytes Report]
  • USCB offers academic computing scholarships for new students [USC Times].
  • Congratulations! Lee Fair and Jonathan Bello-Mejia were selected by the Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) program for Summer 2012.  
  • Congratulations to John Hollingworth and Ivana Simic on the receipt of the prestigious Magellan scholar awards. Best wishes for your successful projects.  [see more about the Magellan Scholar program].

  • Computational Science (CSci) is hosting a summer research workshop on digital image processing from May 23-June 16, 2011. For more information or to inquire about openings, please contact Dr. Brian Canada at
  • The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL; see has a number of summer internship opportunities available. Look for openings here!

  • Congratulations to USCB graduating senior Robert Player, whose research with Dr. Yiming Ji won first place in the Computer Science and Engineering Poster division of USC-Columbia’s Discovery Day, April 22, 2011. [WJCL/WTGS news]

  • Sarah Ludwig-Monty, a graduating senior Biology student working under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Borgianini and Dr. Brian Canada, received first place in the Hypothesis-Driven Research division at USCB’s 2011 Research and Scholarship Day, April 18, 2011. Congratulations, Sarah!

  • USCB CSci student Jonathan Bello-Mejia was selected by the Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) program for Summer 2011. Great job, Jonathan!