Articles by SCMFG/Staff

Murder in Muscadine Season; Fox Hunting (Part 3)

The best fox hunting happens at night, as Ed Gerren knew. Canines are nocturnal, so the chance of bagging one of the clever creatures increases with the setting of the sun and the onset of darkness. Ed Gerren had decided he was willing to forgo sleep the…



When the dust settles …

Is it over yet? That’s a broad question that could apply to so many things. It’s 2020, the year of big surprises. The year started full of promise only to be turned upside down by a world-wide pandemic. But to some people, 2020 triggers an emotional response…


Clemson University researchers create cutting-edge solutions to COVID-19

A new Clemson University lab that researchers are calling “a cutting-edge solution to help fight COVID-19” could be stocked with 13 sample-handling robots and have a staff of about 50 students fully trained as early as November. The COVID-19 Clinical Diagnostics Lab started off by testing the saliva of athletes and Tiger Band members and […]


Clemson University; Preparing the next generation of technological talent in advanced manufacturing; coming out of COVID-19 stronger

With $4 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, a new project called A2 proposes to build on the success of Clemson University’s Center for Aviation and Automotive Technological Education using Virtual E-Schools (CA2VES). CA2VES launched in 2012 to create and deliver accessible e-learning material for a nationwide audience to support aviation and automotive technological education. […]



Have you started to deploy Industry 4.0?

It is early morning, and you get out of bed after a restless night of sleep.  You go through your normal morning routine.  You are pre-occupied with something you saw in a blog you read yesterday.  A small manufacturer was explaining how Industry 4.0 is being deployed…




Discovering South Carolina; Who Was Ronald McNair?

SCMFG is passionate for all things South Carolina. Because of this passion, we are creating “Discovering South Carolina”. The brief commentary will highlight prominent people, places and things in the Palmetto State from yesterday and today. Who Was Ronald McNair? Ronald Erwin McNair was born in Lake City on Oct. 21, 1950. He attended North Carolina […]