South Carolina State University students, mainly Civil and Mechanical Engineering Technology and Nuclear Engineering students, are in for a treat. 

According to the Associated Press, the United States government will be touring historically black South Carolina State in Orangeburg this week. 

The nuclear program at SCSU will be on full display as U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm visits, touting what the Biden administration says is a commitment to funding nuclear engineering at these institutions across the country, per A.P. 

Granholm’s tour starts tomorrow, Thursday. 

Additionally, U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, an alumnus of the HBCU, plans to join Granholm while discussing federal funding for science, technology, engineering, and math programs at historically Black colleges and universities. 

According to the university’s website, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates must apply the principles of science and mathematics to the solution of relevant problems in our society. 

The already mentioned fact is an attempt to go beyond technical competence to develop technologists leaders in their areas of specialization.

“Challenges facing civil and mechanical engineering technologists include housing, pollution control, transportation, transmission and utilization of mechanical and thermal power, water resources development, energy and more,” the program overview reads. 

Students can expect to receive a strong background in mathematics, science, engineering science, and engineering design after graduating from SCSU with a degree in a Civil and Mechanical Engineering Technology program. 

The program overview reads that “the programs also include a minor concentration in Energy Use and Conservation Technology.” 

“The curriculum is geared toward applying proven engineering principles and is more hardware-oriented. Most of the departmental courses have laboratory sections and hands-on experience where the use of equipment is greatly emphasized” by the administration. 

Aside from the U.S. government visiting the HBCU, the search for SCSU’s 13th president begins.  

“Selecting a president for the University is the most important job the board of trustees will undertake,” Jenkins said. 

He added that the “selection process [would] be launched soon and proceed in a very confidential manner. The only candidate who will be publicly identified will be the person ultimately selected by the Board.”

Head over to S.C. State University’s website to read more.