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2022 RISE Recipients

The Office of the Vice President for Research is very pleased to recognize the 2022 RISE recipients from the University of South Carolina system campuses and online bachelor's degree completion programs.

RISE, a competitive funding program, provides financial support for faculty working at USC's system campuses and online bachelor's degree completion programs to conduct research and scholarly activities during the summer months. The four-year campus RISE awards are funded in collaboration with the chancellors at USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate. 

2022 Comprehensive Institution RISE Recipients

Recipient Name

Project Title

College

Bareiss, Warren Celebrity Suicide as Opportunity for Public Education: Reference to Professional Medical Sources in U.S. Press Coverage Following the Suicide of CNN Food Expert, Anthony Bourdain University of SC Upstate
Boersner Herrera, Adriana Elite Purges in Venezuela University of SC Aiken
Coulombe, Brianne Prosocial resilience: The role of narrative coherence University of SC Aiken
Dinger, Michael Embeddedness and the Experience of Employment Shocks Among the IT Workforce University of SC Upstate
Ellis, Allison Examining the Reach of the REACH Act: Does civic education increase democratic attitudes and engagement? University of SC Upstate
Hernandez-Laroche, Araceli Case Study on South Carolina Centro Latino for The Routledge Companion to Publicly Engaged Humanities Scholarship University of SC Upstate
Jones Williams, Morgin Audacious Minds: An Educational Play Featuring Black Women Mathematicians University of SC Beaufort
Liao, Yin-chi Linguistic Styles, Persuasion, and Crowdfunding Performance University of SC Upstate
Marshall, Nicholas Controlling self-assembly processes on indium tin oxide electrodes using an applied external potential University of SC Aiken
McConnell, Thomas A Plague within a Plague University of SC Upstate
McCraw, Benjamin Pathologies of Trust: Social Epistemological Epidemiology University of SC Upstate
Miller, Matthew Staging Global Conflicts as Local Life:  Claude McKay's Amiable with Big Teeth University of SC Aiken
Nag, Anita Analysis and implementation of inquiry-driven learning in course-based undergraduate research University of SC Upstate
O'Connor, James Examining Bayesian Estimates of Statistical Significance in Pareto Analysis University of SC Upstate
Pate, George Can We Be Funny? The Lines and Limits of Comedy in the 21st Century University of SC Beaufort
Paul, Titan Entropy Generation of Nanoparticles Enhanced Ionic Liquids (NEILs) for Solar Thermal Applications University of SC Aiken
Ruppel, Susan The Effects of Class Size and Length on Non-Academic Electronic Device Usage University of SC Upstate
Tanner, Scott Impact of increased wound healing in MDR-deficient intestinal cells as a model for inflammatory bowel disease University of SC Upstate
Webb, Ginny Examining the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine acceptance University of SC Upstate
Woodworth, Griffin Prince: Musicologist University of SC Upstate
Zelmer, Derek Determinants of Population Asynchrony in Parasites of Sunfishes (Centrarchidae) University of SC Aiken
Zhang, Xiaomei Enabling PeerCloud in Vehicular Networks: Feasibility and Reliability of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Offloading University of SC Beaufort


2022 Palmetto College Campus RISE Recipients

Recipient Name

Project Title

College

Berry, Marybeth The Deconstruction of Athol Fugard's "The Island" Lancaster
Dangerfield, David Shades of Gray: Non-White Confederate Soldiers, Race, and Citizenship in the South Carolina Lowcountry Salkehatchie
Fenimore, Wanda It's a Great Day in South Carolina: Nikki Haley's Lessons from the New South Sumter
Frontero, Vincent English Translation of Maria Luisa Spaziani's Pallottoliere celeste (Celestial Abacus): Filling a Gap in 20th and 21st Century Feminist Poetry Sumter
Grob, Kristina Connecting Appreciative Advising to the Academic Disciplines Sumter
Obi-Johnson, Bettie Optimization of SPME Arrow Sampling for In-Situ Floral Scent Analysis Lancaster
Picariello, Damien A Fistful of Politics (RISE Palmetto College Campuses) Sumter
Rack, Melissa The Protestant Legacy of Paulus Melissus: A unique copy of Melissa Schediasmata poetica; secundo edita multo auctiora (1586) at the Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli Salkehatchie
Schafer, Emily Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Mental Health of College Students on Two-Year Campuses Union
Seipel, Peter Effective Altruism: What Do We Owe to the Global Poor? Lancaster
Swails, Nahid A unique approach towards joining process for shape memory alloys Lancaster

 

 

 


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