USC Aiken Faculty Receive Funding for Research
Aiken, SC (05/17/2018) — Several University of South Carolina Aiken faculty have been awarded funding from the Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence - or ASPIRE - program.
"Through the ASPIRE program, USC faculty have the opportunity to compete for funding to begin a promising new research endeavor for later external funding, build up a collaborative, interdisciplinary research project and/or invest in the university's research infrastructure," according to the ASPIRE website.
"The goal of these investments is to enhance the University of South Carolina's research capabilities."
The following USC Aiken faculty earned ASPIRE I (Innovation) grants:
Dr. Paul Titan: Nanoparticles Size Effect on Thermophysical Properties of Ionic Liquids Based Nanofluids
Dr. Julie Wise: Lyric Form and Temporality in Michael Field's Underneath the Bough
Dr. Virginia Shervette: Application of the Bomb Radiocarbon Chronometer for Validating Age Estimates of Queen Snapper, a Data-poor Caribbean Fisheries Species
The website states that ASPIRE-I grants support faculty seeking to explore a new line of research.
Dr. Anne Ellison, working with Dr. Alexandra Roach, Dr. Laura Swain, Dr. Michelle Vieyra, Dr. Andrew Hatchette, and Dr. Brian Parr, received an ASPIRE III (Infrastructure) grant for their work: Wireless Physiological Sensors to Explore the Pathophysiology and the Effects of Innovative Treatments for Traumatic Stress, Head Injuries and Emotional Dysregulation in Military Veterans, Student Athletes and Adults with ADHD: Out of the Laboratory and into the Field.
ASPIRE III funding helps faculty researchers invest in multi-user research equipment and/or facilities that will enhance USC's research infrastructure, according to the website.