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SCRA Congratulates SC Academy of Science Award Winners
Jul 23, 2012
Five Individuals Recognized for Outstanding Work in Scientific Research
COLUMBIA, SC - July 23, 2012- SCRA congratulated the
recipients of the South Carolina Academy of Science's Governor's Awards
for Excellence in Science. Yesterday, Governor Nikki Haley presented
five awards to researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina
(MUSC), the University of South Carolina (USC), the University of South
Carolina - Aiken and Clemson University. Each award recognized
excellence in a different area of science.
The five awards, sponsored by SCRA, MeadWestvaco and Michelin North America, honor individuals or teams within South Carolina that have made extraordinary achievements and contributions to science. SCRA sponsored two awards for Excellence in Scientific Research, won by Dr. Peter Kalivas, Director and Chair of the Neuroscience Department at MUSC and Dr. Mike Sutton, Professor at USC’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. SCRA also sponsored the Predominantly Undergraduate Institution Award for Excellence in Science, won by Dr. Garriet Smith, professor of Biology at USC- Aiken.
Other awardees were Dr. Melissa Moss, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at USC, sponsored by Michelin North America and Dr. Joshua Summers, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University, sponsored by MeadWestvaco.
“SCRA is delighted to join with our corporate partners Michelin and MeadWestvaco in once again sponsoring the 2012 Governor’s Awards. These awards are an important program of the SC Academy of Science, and are instrumental in encouraging front-line scientific researchers at our universities, leading directly to high-paying technology jobs in our state.”
The South Carolina Academy of Science, founded in 1924, is a state-wide, interdisciplinary science organization. Membership is open for anyone with an interest in science. The Governor's Awards for Excellence in Science were established in 1985.
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