Announcement & Forms  |  2014 Awardees  

The Research Initiative for Summer Engagement (RISE) program provides financial support to faculty members at senior and regional campuses for summer salary, research supplies, travel related to research and undergraduate student support. Faculty members can also use these funds to spend the summer collaborating with USC Columbia faculty members.

The Office of the Vice President for Research is very pleased to recognize the 2014 RISE awardees from our Senior and Regional Campuses.

Click on the campus names below to view the list of awardees from the corresponding campus.


USC Aiken  |  USC Beaufort  |  USC Upstate  |  USC Lancaster  |  USC Salkehatchie  |  USC Sumter  | 


Principal Investigator



Richard Maltz

Record 15,000 Days on Earth: A Fanfare for the New Millennium, and Symphony No. 2 'Monk', Two Original Orchestral Compositions

USC Aiken

Keri Weed

Perceptions of Pregnant and Parenting Teens

USC Aiken

Natalia Bowdoin

Information Needs and Information Seeking Behavior of Refugees from the Central African Republic Residing in the United States

USC Aiken

April DeLaurier

Making a transgenic reporter line using species-homologous promoters for the cathepsin K gene to study how osteoclasts shape the developing zebrafish skeleton

USC Aiken

Matt Miller

Claude McKay and Junot Diaz:  Aesthetic Revisions of the Immigrant Novel

USC Aiken

Laura Swain

Affective processing impairment and the positivity effect in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

USC Aiken

Julie Wise

Alice Meynell's Aesthetic Lyric

USC Aiken


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