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Office of Research Announces 2016 RISE Recipients

The Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of the Research Initiative for Summer Engagement, or RISE program. This year, 23 faculty researchers from USC’s system campuses received RISE funds to support their summer research projects. We are very happy to congratulate this group of outstanding USC professors working at four-year and Palmetto College campuses, and online degree completion programs, around the state. We would also like to thank the chancellors at four-year campuses USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate for their collaboration in funding RISE awards for their faculty.

The RISE, or Research Initiative for Summer Engagement, program provides financial support to pay for summer salary, research supplies, travel related to research and undergraduate student support. Read more about the RISE competitive research grant program.

Four-Year Campuses

2016 USC Aiken RISE Recipients

Recipient Name

Project Title

Elizabeth Georgian Undemocratic Christianity: Image, Reality, and Politics in Early American Methodism
DeAnna Gore Women's Status and Fertility Timing in Turkey
Richard Heiens Measuring Self-Perceived Age in the Middle Eastern Market
Kristina Ramstad Fine-scale Isolation by Distance and Inbreeding in New Zealand's Rarest Kiwi (Apteryx rowi)
Joel Scraper Dobri Hristov, Liturgy (No. 1) of St. John Chrysostom:  Historically Informed Performance and American Premiere
Virginia Shervette Tools for Marine Conservation: Invasive Lionfish (Pterois spp) Biology in Two Regions of the Western Atlantic Ocean

2016 USC Beaufort RISE Recipients

Recipient Name

Project Title

Elizabeth Brinkerhoff Literacy Center Family 360 Program Data Analysis
Brian Canada Prototyping a Video Game to Enable Tangential Learning about Cultural Heritage and New Technology in South Carolina
Edward D'Antonio High-Throughput Screen of Synthetic Small Molecule Inhibitors Targeting Trypanosoma cruzi Glucokinase
Akira Iwasa Preservation of a Neighborhood Base of a Closed Set by Forcing
Timothy James Forced Military Recruitment and Strategies of Resistance in Gilded-age Mexico

 

2016 USC Upstate RISE Recipients

Recipient Name

Project Title

Muhammad Hameed Breakup of an Extending Liquid Thread in Presence of Solid Particles
William Hankins The Effect of Political Uncertainty on the Cash Holdings of Firms

 

Thomas McConnell Crab's Diary: A Pathography
Anselm Omoike Influence of Natural Water Matrix on the Degradation of Bisphenol A (BPA)
Kimberly Shorter Effects of Methyl Donors on Expression of Epigenetics-Related Genes in Human Cortical Neurons
Alex Timonov Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulation of Coupled Physics Electrical Conductivity Imaging: Complete Electrode Model

Palmetto College Campuses and Online Programs

2016 USC Lancaster RISE Recipients

Recipient Name

Project Title

Marybeth Berry  Bea & Me: A Solo Performance
Susan Cruise  Factors of Risk Status and Persistence of Undergraduate Students at the University of South Carolina Palmetto College Campuses
Christopher Judge  Share a Little of that Human Touch: Researching and Developing Narrative Themes and Writing Text for a Multi-Sensory Museum Exhibit on the Prehistory of South Carolina


2016 USC Palmetto College Online Program Recipients

Recipient Name

Project Title

Janet Hudson Visualizing African American Soldiers World War I Experiences: North Carolinians Exemplify the Nation

2016 USC Salkehatchie RISE Recipients

Recipient Name

Project Title

Li Cai  Enzymatic and Microbial Synthesis of Rare Sugars

2016 USC Sumter RISE Recipients

Recipient Name

Project Title

Kajal Ghoshroy Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticle Encapsulation and Cytotoxic Effects on Crop Plant Species

 

17 February 2016