The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $20 million grant to 10 South Carolina colleges for the Materials Assembly and Design Excellent in SC program (MADE in SC), a multidisciplinary program highlighting advanced materials technology industry in South Carolina.
Recipients of the grant include researchers from USC, Clemson University, the Medical University of South Carolina, the College of Charleston, Furman University, USC Beaufort, Winthrop University, S.C. State University, Claflin University and Florence-Darlington Technical College.
Given by the NSF’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCOR) initiative the grant is designed to encourage STEM research at the collegiate level and foster economic development—and renewable after five years.
The grant will fund the hiring of seventeen new researchers over the length of the grant at five universities; planned investment in graduate and undergraduate programs, community outreach; and the development of new facilities. It will allow the South Carolina colleges the opportunity to fund materials research and develop new technologies for industrial and consumer applications, including aerospace and medical technology
This post contains excerpts from The State.