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The Office of the Vice President for Research welcomes media coverage of Discover USC. We coordinate with the central University of South Carolina Office of Communications and Public Affairs to field media inquiries and arrange for members of the media to attend the event.

Media contacts

For media inquiries, contact Jeff Stensland at or 803-777-3686.

For additional details from the Office of the Vice President for Research, contact Elizabeth Renedo at or 803-777-4001.


Keynote Speaker Information

Nobel Laureate Shuji Nakamura will the inaugural keynote speaker at Discover 2017. His keynote speech will begin with introductions by USC President Harris Pastides and Vice President for Research Prakash Nagarkatti at 8:30 a.m., at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Download the Shuji Nakamura biographical one-pager [pdf].

High-resolution photos of Dr. Nakamura are available from his laboratory website.