University of South Carolina - Edison Lecture Series

October 17-18, 2013 • Topic: Energy 
Contact: Stefanie Pirwitz, Phone 803-777-2706,

On the verge of vast discoveries, Edison said it best that "we have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge." Students of today will be our inventors and discoverers of tomorrow. At the forefront of discovery are engineers and computer scientists. Everything around us was once the idea of an engineer or computer scientist - electricity, lights, the synthetics in the clothes that we're wearing, even the computer that you are reading this on.

The goal of the Edison Lecture Series is to introduce middle and high-schoolers to the means and potential applications and impacts of engineering and computing on the world to become tomorrow's discovers. Started in October 2011, the series is a yearly lecture presented by the College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina. Along with the lecture will be an opportunity for hands-on demonstrations and exhibitions of research conducted at the College.

The Lecture Series is funded entirely by donations from the local community and is free of charge to middle and high school students. We invite you to learn more about this exciting series and to become involved.  Click here for more information.