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University President Harris Pastides (center) with MUSC President Ray Greenberg (left) and Robert Nance, delegate from U.S. Rep. James Clyburn's office.
University President Harris Pastides (center) with MUSC President Ray Greenberg (left) and Robert Nance, representing the office of U.S. Rep. James Clyburn.

Continued: NSF award

In announcing the award, Dr. W. Lance Haworth, director of the Office of Integrative Activities at NSF said, “I am delighted to announce this award from NSF to accelerate research and education and to expand collaborations among the constellation of South Carolina colleges and universities represented here today. This five-year award combines world class science with expertise from medicine to engineering to computer science to mathematics to journalism.”

The University of South Carolina’s Columbia campus will receive approximately $5 million to enhance its emerging biomedical research program. The award will fund the hiring of nine new faculty in biomathematics and bioengineering and the establishment of laboratories to support their research.

“This award has the potential to significantly advance scientific research in the Palmetto State and improve the lives of people here and around the nation,” said university President Harris Pastides, “The University of South Carolina will use this award to attract top scientists who will develop research programs that will lead to discovery and impact the economic development of our state and nation.”

The university’s Beaufort campus will use the award to enhance its research infrastructure and expand research opportunities in computational science.

USCB Chancellor Jane T. Upshaw said. “Our computational science undergraduate degree program will place USCB students on the cutting edge of sciences and mathematics for the future. Our students, our faculty, our region and the state will be the beneficiary.”

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$20 million NSF award

  • Award recipients:University of South Carolina (Columbia and Beaufort campuses), MUSC, Clemson, Furman, Denmark Technical College, Greenville Technical College, Claflin, S.C. State and Voorhees.
  • Award focus: Tissue biofabrication.
  • The university's share: Columbia campus to enhance emerging biomedical research program; Beaufort campus to enhance research infrastructure and expand research opportunities in computational science.

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