Of Note

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

23 episodes of Of Note since the first episode, which aired on April 18th, 2019.

  • 19: Ramy Harik, Combating Corruption Through Manufacturing

    January 19th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 45 secs
    aerospace, aerospace industry, aerospace innovation, aerospace trends, engineer, engineering, innovate, innovation, innovator, ramy harik, ramy harik research, ramy harik usc, research, researcher, sc, south carolina, university of south carolina, usc, usc mechanical engineering

    "If you have corruption in institutions, the only way to lift a society, lift a county, lift a state, lift a country, is through smart manufacturing. Data has no emotion. There is no question when it comes to data."

  • 18: Dr. Laura Boccanfuso, Journey From the Books to Bots

    November 17th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  36 mins 2 secs
    academics, building robots, business, business advice, entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, leadership, marketing, robot building, robots, scribble, scribble sc, shark tank, small business, south carolina, start up

    "Innovation is really solution-finding. It's about looking at a challenge or a problem and finding an effective solution." Dr. Laura Boccanfuso of Van Robotics is changing the landscape of education through ABii - the smart robot tutor. Listen now.

  • 17: Stella Mercado, Innovating Cybersecurity for National Defense

    October 20th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  30 mins 42 secs
    business growth, business management, engineering, entrepreneurship, federcal government, government contracting, government innovation, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, leadership, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina

    “Cybersecurity is like a blanket that goes around everything with technology.” Stella Mercado of Mercom is providing innovative solutions to the government. Listen now.

  • 16: Shawn Valenta, Changing the Way We Approach Healthcare

    September 15th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  32 mins 1 sec
    business growth, business management, engineering, entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina

    "The one thing that I can predict in healthcare is that it's going to continue to change." Shawn Valenta, alongside MUSC Telehealth, is changing the way think about healthcare. Find out how on this episode of "Of Note."

  • 15: Ed Currie, The Inventor of the World's Hottest Pepper

    August 18th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  37 mins 24 secs
    business growth, business management, engineering, entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina

    A “chile head” in the truest sense of the word, Ed Currie – the man behind the Carolina Reaper, the world’s hottest pepper – knows hot enough is never hot enough. Listen to his journey to the pepper on this episode of "Of Note."

  • The Power of Vulnerability: Juan Caicedo

    May 26th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  22 mins 7 secs
    business growth, business management, coronavirus, covid19, engineering, entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina
  • The Power of Vulnerability: Philippe Herndon

    May 12th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  15 mins 49 secs
    business growth, business management, coronavirus, covid19, engineering, entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina
  • The Power of Vulnerability: Mary Beth Westmoreland

    April 28th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  20 mins 4 secs
    business growth, business management, coronavirus, covid19, engineering, entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina
  • The Power of Vulnerability: Jon-Michial Carter

    April 14th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  22 mins 40 secs
    business growth, business management, coronavirus, covid19, engineering, entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina
  • 14: Juan Caicedo

    February 28th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  34 mins 9 secs
    business growth, business management, engineering, entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina

    Many people have dreams of shaping the future, and for Dr. Juan Caicedo, those dreams are a reality. A professor and department chair of the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing, Juan specializes in Structural Dynamics to make our world safer and more efficient. From floors that sense the vibrations of your footsteps to walls that stand strong against storms, he and his department utilize their one-of-a-kind equipment to run experiments and come up with new solutions to everyday problems.

  • 13: George Wicks

    December 9th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  30 mins 15 secs
    business growth, business management, engineering, enrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina

    Innovation can oftentimes be slow. Ideas and projects can't always be completed by the team that starts them — especially in the world of science. Even in retirement, George Wicks, CTO of Applied Research Center (ARC) in Aiken, South Carolina and adjunct professor at several universities, is helping to continue to breathe life into his innovations. One of George's most groundbreaking projects is the research and development of microspheres. These tiny glass spheres have potential applications in the medical, automotive, and security fields, among many others. In this episode, George discusses his work, approach to innovation and how he prepares the next generation of scientists.

  • 12: Boyd and Nicole Johnson

    November 6th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  46 mins 26 secs
    business growth, business management, engineering, enrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina

    Craft. Passion. Family. These are the virtues that define Boyd Cycling, the creator of one of the world's fastest bike wheels. Started by competitive cyclists Boyd and Nicole Johnson, the Greenville-based husband and wife team got their footing in the industry as one of the first manufacturers to sell directly to consumers online, disrupting deep-pocketed established brands. Ten years later, the company focuses on creating handbuilt, well-engineered wheels and aims to be one of the best wheel companies in the world.