The South Carolina Ports Authority held a ground-breaking ceremony on March 1, 2013 for its new Inland Port venture in Greer, S.C. When one hears the word port, it automatically brings images to mind of coastlines and cargo ships. The Inland Port in Greer will be an excellent example of how planning, partnerships and vision can change the perception and reality of economic progress.
Mechatronics is the synergistic combination of precision mechanical engineering, electronic control and systems thinking in the design of products and manufacturing processes. Opportunities are many, and the demand for training in this field is steadily growing in the Upstate of South Carolina and beyond.
There are many new technologies being developed and tested that will have a major impact on how people learn and how they are taught. One new technology on the horizon is Google Glass. The Ninety Six National Historic Site, the University of South Florida's Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies and South Carolina ETV recently partnered on an a "new technology" driven project that will help develop new avenues for education, using Google Glass.