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South Carolina: Award Highlights

See what exciting research and education has been funded by NSF in each state or U.S. territory.  Award Highlights provide a snapshot about select NSF awards and their impacts.

19 Award Highlights found :: South Carolina

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a blood vessel fabricated with a 3-d printer

Bioprinting yields a blood vessel

3-D blood vessel fabricated from cells, growth factors and intracellular 'glue'...

Research Areas: Engineering

a slice of an eel ear bone

Ear bones divulge an eel's true age

Growth rings similar to those found on trees offer clues to life span...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

bio-fabricated organs are built using microscopic spheroids

Making automated biofab a reality

3-D printing technology branches into tissue and organ engineering...

Research Areas: Engineering

carbon nanotubes are the foundation of this platform used to repair damaged cardiac tissue

Nanotubes help repair cardiac tissue

Nanoscale platform promotes cardiac cell growth...

Research Areas: Nanoscience, Engineering

a light-emitting diode from seti

Next-generation Deep Ultraviolet LEDs

Novel light sources offer improved efficiency and lifetimes...

Research Areas: Engineering

winthrop graduate discusses poster paper

Connecting Chemistry to Everyday Life

Teaching focus ignites student interest in science ...

Research Areas: Chemistry & Materials, Education

tabletop laser system

Laser Technique Measures Blood Flow

Optical approach images blood flow in very small vessels....

Research Areas: Biology, Engineering, Physics

rice plant

Discovering the Impact of Nanotechnology on Biological Systems

Studies of nanoparticles applied to cancer cells and plants provide insights into their influence on living things. ...

Research Areas: Nanoscience, Biology

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Error-correcting Codes and Algebraic Geometry

Algebraic geometry codes move one step closer to real world applications. ...

Research Areas: Mathematics, Computing

locking nanoparticles

Locking Nanoparticles Could Aid in Disease Treatment

The innovation: Self-assembled structures remain intact even when magnetic field is removed...

Research Areas: Engineering, Nanoscience

Image of an urban excavation

New Computational Framework Improves Safety of Urban Excavations

Researchers at Clemson University have developed a systematic framework for assessing the damage potential to structures adjacent to excavations....

Research Areas: Engineering

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Disparities in Recovery from Hurricane Katrina along Mississippi's Gulf Coast

An interdisciplinary research project, led by Susan Cutter of the University of South Carolina, has identified factors that affect communities' resilience in the face of hazardous events....

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, People & Society

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Underground Research Sets Limits on Neutrino Mass

The CUORICINO (Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events) experiment, located at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) near Assergi, Italy, has set new limits on neutrino masses....

Research Areas: Physics

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Science Quest: Engaging At-Risk Students

Scientists at the University of South Carolina are leading a program designed to increase minority student participation in the geosciences using an after school program called Science Quest. ...

Research Areas: Education, Earth & Environment

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SCATE Strategies Enhance the Nation's High-Tech Workforce

The South Carolina Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence (SCATE), an initiative funded by NSF, has completely transformed the way highly skilled technicians are prepared. ...

Research Areas: Education

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Nanorods Outline Cell-Induced Changes in Collagen

Research is showing that the way cells respond to mechanical changes in their environments is critical to how those cells, and the tissues they comprise, function....

Research Areas: Biology, Nanoscience

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Quantifying the Groundwater in Fractured Rock

Researchers at Georgia Tech and Clemson University are engaged in theoretical analysis and field testing to determine a more efficient way of estimating these quantities via "hydromechanical well" testing....

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

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Innovative Engineering Programs at Benedict College

The Engineering Discipline Integrated Teaching laboratory uses an interdisciplinary program approach that links several courses in the curriculum with projects that cover all of the required subjects....

Research Areas: Education, Engineering, Computing

3D plastic kidney

Are Bioprinted Organs a Reality?

Researchers from South Carolina Project for Organ Biofabrication work on the development of computer-aided, layer-by-layer deposition of biologically relevant material with the purpose of engineering functional tissues and organs....

Research Areas: Biology, Engineering, Computing

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