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2023 RISE Grants support summer faculty research projects at USC system campuses

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce 29 recipients of the 2023 Research Initiative for Summer Engagement, or RISE, program grant awards. These 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 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 2023 class of RISE grant recipients.

2023 Comprehensive Institution RISE Recipients

Recipient Name Project Title College
Barideaux, Kenneth James A Brief Intervention to Increase Knowledge About Graduate School Among Psychology Students University of SC Upstate
Brien, Sinead Pre-service Science Teachers' Articulation and Revision of Science Teaching Frameworks in a Justice-oriented Methods Class University of SC Upstate
Byun, Sung Hun Advancing Psychological Intimate Partner Violence Measures University of SC Upstate
Coulombe, Brianne R Hostile parenting, ADHD, and child behavior University of SC Aiken
Dinger, Michael Diversity in the IT Workforce: An Empirical Study of IS Labor Market Entrants University of SC Upstate
Elyaderani, Hadis Enhanced Measurement of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Marketing in Independently Owned Grocers University of SC Beaufort
Hancock, Charles Nathan Preparation and publication of a manuscript describing a soybean Yellow Leaf mutant University of SC Aiken
King, Sarah Catherine Crossing the Big Muddy: The Vietnam War, the Revival of Left-Wing Celebrity Activism, and the Transformation of American Popular Culture University of SC Aiken
Lorenz, Alexander Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Foreign Language Learning University of SC Upstate
McCoy, Erin Forever Wars: Investigating Methods & Ethics of De-Mining Unexploded Ordinance (UXO) in Southeast Asia University of SC Beaufort
McCraw, Benjamin William Manipulating Epistemic Trust: Conspiracy Theories as Echo Chambers University of SC Upstate
Mills, Mary K. A Closer Look into the Regulation of Egg Development across Understudied Insect Vectors University of SC Aiken
Pazda, Adam Social media use predicts depression and anxiety for people with an avoidant social goal-orientation University of SC Aiken
Placek, Matthew Social Media, Quality of Democracy, and Support for Democracy in Global Context University of SC Upstate
Shehi Herr, Monika Making a Baby in South Carolina: A podcast exploring the experiences of six pregnant women in Upstate South Carolina University of SC Upstate
Skees, Murray W A Critical Theory of Datafication University of SC Beaufort
Stolz, Nolan Two Essays on Black Sabbath and Other Classic Heavy Metal Bands for Two Edited Volumes University of SC Upstate
Wade, Julie IT Professionals’ Work-Related Identity: Impacts on Job Search Behavior and Work Effort University of SC Upstate
Zhang, Xudong Persistent Homology-based Deep Neural Networks for Real-Time Multi-Object Tracking University of SC Upstate

2023 Palmetto College Campus RISE Recipients

Recipient Name Project Title College
Dangerfield, David W. Strangers in the Land: Mixed-Raced and Indigenous Communities in the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1860-1960 University of SC Salkehatchie
Elliott, Julia E. The Colony Palmetto College
Gerald, Amy The Black Grimkes in Charleston: Building Public Memory of Black Descendants of White Planters University of SC Lancaster
Iden Lindmark, Kirsten Thomas Gendered Power and Colonial Literacy in the Letters of Eliza Lucas Pinckney University of SC Salkehatchie
Klik, Kathleen Anne An Exploration of Faculty Welfare: The Impact of Campus Social and Work Environment on Faculty Outcomes University of SC Union
Kunka, Andrew James Good Comics: Dell, Gold Key, and the History of Comic Books University of SC Sumter
Mogilski, Justin Kyle Using causal network analysis to determine which intimate relationship processes cause the Multi-partner Relationship Maintenance Scale (MRMS) practices to improve relationship quality University of SC Salkehatchie
Nooe, Franklin (Evan) Indigenous Dispossession and Settler Colonialism in the Nineteenth Century US South University of SC Lancaster
Steward, Rodney J Twisting John Bull's Arm: Sequestration and Confederate Diplomatic Strategy University of SC Salkehatchie
Varjosaari, Sami Elucidating the structure of Pinckneyin, a potential anti-malarial substance found in Georgia Bark (Pinckneya Bracteata) University of SC Sumter

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