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UofSC System Faculty Members Receive 2019 RISE Research Grants

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the Research Initiative for Summer Engagement, or RISE program grant awards. This year, 33 faculty researchers from USC’s system campuses will receive RISE funding to support their summer research projects.

The RISE Program is an internal funding initiative through which faculty members at USC’s system campuses and Palmetto College have the opportunity to compete for funding to support research and scholarly projects conducted during the summer months. The funds are offered through the Office of the Vice President for Research, with generous support from the chancellors at the four-year system campuses, USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate.  

Congratulations to the 2019 class of RISE grant recipients.


Four-Year Campuses

2019 USC Aiken RISE Recipients

Recipient Name Project Title
Eric Carlson

Festschrift in Honor of Shaun F.D. Hughes

Jeremy Culler

Addressing the Role of Space in the Art of the Italian Modern Artist Livio Orazio Valentini

Gayle Faught

Trajectories of Sustained Attention, Short-Term Memory, and Language in Down Syndrome

Nicholas Marshall

Unsubstituted conjugated polymer brushes for durable organic photovoltaics

Philip Mason Factors affecting police discretion in intimate partner violence
Adam Pazda

Extraversion predicts gaze attention toward pictures varying in chroma content

Kristina Ramstad

Bioinformatic analysis of RADCap data from the threatened American wood stork (Mycteria americana)

Kenneth Roberts

2,4?-Dihydroxyacetophenone Dioxygenase (DAD): Metal-Dependence and Steady-State Kinetics

Laura Swain

The effect of acetaminophen on pain empathy and mu rhythm suppression: An EEG study

2019 USC Beaufort RISE Recipients

Recipient Name Project Title
Kimberly Cavanagh

The Barnwell Site Project (38BU90)

Edward D'Antonio

Exploration of 3-Nitro-2-Phenyl-2H-Chromene Analogues as Anti-Trypanosoma cruzi Glucose Kinase Inhibitors

Erin McCoy

Tours of War: Completing an Introductory Cultural History of the Vietnam War

Caroline Sawyer

On the Banks of the River: Transmedia Storytelling in USCB?s & SCETV?s By The River

Volkan Sevim

Investigating college algebra students? current pre-requisite understandings and testing the effects of an alternative pre-requisite algebra curriculum: A mixed-methods study

2019 USC Upstate RISE Recipients

Recipient Name Project Title
Bradley Baumgarner

Can low-dose caffeine administration increase lipophagy in mammalian skeletal muscle cells?

Chung-Yean Chiang

Examining the impact of user knowledge and fear appeals on public Wi-Fi information security

Matthew Donaldson

Spartanburg Creative Crosswalk Project

Scott Harris

Not Swinging Together: Partisan Defection in the Age of Political Polarization

Polinpapilinho Katina

Acquisition System Pathology: A Comprehensive Characterization of System Failure Modes and Effects

Lex Lancaster

The Queer Politics of Abstraction in Contemporary Art

Sharda Smith

Economic Indicators in Florida's Education Funding Formula: Reconsidering Income Post-Recession

Tracey Woodard

The effect of sibling relationships on adolescent delinquency associated with maternal incarceration.

Wei Zhong

Predicting Local Protein 3D Structures Using Clustering Deep Recurrent Neural Network

Palmetto College Campuses 

2019 USC Lancaster RISE Recipients

Recipient Name Project Title
Li Cai

Factors affecting Student Retention and Success in USC Rural Nursing Initiative

Steven Campbell

Competing for Influence in the Nixon/Carter Administrations: Foreign Policy Advisers & U.S.-Soviet Relations

Elizabeth Easley  Contributing to a Body of Knowledge: Exercise Science Considerations Associated with Undergraduate Research
Patrick Lawrence

"All Politics Is Local": Counter-Narratives of Obscenity through the Lens of Community Standards

2019 USC Salkehatchie RISE Recipients

Recipient Name Project Title
Francis Burns

Factors affecting Student Retention and Success in USC Rural Nursing Initiative

Eran Kilpatrick

Plant Specimen Processing at the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie Herbarium and Continued Documentation of Rare and Uncommon Flora in the Salkehatchie Region

Sarah Miller

Pon Pon Chapel of Ease: Preservation and Interpretation

Justin Mogilski

Perceiving physiology and psychology from faces: Expanding analytical options for data-driven face perception research

2019 USC Sumter RISE Recipients

Recipient Name Project Title
Andrew Kunka Howard Cruse: Critical Graphics Series
Damien Picariello The Politics of Horror


18 February 2019

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