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.

he 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



Eran Kilpatrick

A Comprehensive Survey and Comparison of Breeding Habitats for the Pine Barrens Treefrog (Hyla andersonii) at Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

USC Salkehatchie

Thomas Bragg

Beloved Author: G. P. R. James and the Rise and Fall of British Historical Romance

USC Salkehatchie

Fidele Ngwane

A class of trigonometric fitted second derivative extended backward differentiation formulas for solving oscillatory and periodic initial value problems

USC Salkehatchie

Jeff Irwin

Quantifying the Qualified Default Investment Alternative (QDIA) standards for employee benefit plans

USC Salkehatchie

Sarah Miller

A Tale of A Tail: An examination of the early Americans as described by explorers contrasted with ethnohistorical finding and archaeological evidence

USC Salkehatchie


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