University of South Carolina

Research awards go to USC undergraduates

By Jeff Stensland, stenslan@mailbox.sc.edu, 803-777-3686

From improving supply chains in Africa to developing stronger mortar adhesives, the breadth of research ideas from undergraduates at the University of South Carolina is wide ranging. Thanks to Magellan Scholar awards offered through the Office of Undergraduate Research, 76 new students will be able to pursue those interests.

The group of 76 chosen for the summer/fall semesters come from a variety of majors and include five freshman and 11 students from system campuses (five from Aiken, two from Beaufort, one from Sumter, and three from Upstate).

The Magellan Scholars program began in 2006 as a way to encourage student research and work with faculty mentors. With the most recent batch of winners, the program has surpassed $2 million in research awards for more than 900 students.

“I am happy to support a program that allows our undergraduates to engage in beyond the classroom activities that enhance their academic experience,” said USC’s Vice President for Research Prakash Nagarkatti.

Magellan Scholars can receive up to $3,000 to be used for materials and supplies, travel and/or salary. View a complete list of winners.

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Posted: 04/08/13 @ 4:15 PM | Updated: 04/10/13 @ 7:42 AM | Permalink