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News and Events for September 2-9, 2013

College News

U101 seeks instructors

University 101 is accepting applications for instructors for fall 2014 from USC faculty and staff members. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; however, priority will be given to applications received before November 15. Learn more >

Go global at study abroad fair

During the 2012-2013 academic year, 1,250 students studied abroad in 49 countries. Students, faculty and staff who want to learn more about global education and study abroad at Carolina are invited to attend the USC Study Abroad Fair, Friday, September 6, 10 am to 3 pm, in the Russell House Ballroom. Learn more >

Congrats to...

...Dr. Guiren Wang (ME) on being awarded $137,374 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his project entitled, "Collaborative Research: Deciphering Induced-Charge Electrokinetics: Multiscale Simulations and Nanoscale Flow Characterization." This is a single-PI grant!

...Dr. Nicole Berge (CEE) on being awarded $197,943 by NSF for her project entitled, "NUE: Nanotechnology LINK: An integrated approach for nanotechnology education: End-of-life management of nanomaterial-containing wastes."

...Dr. Esmaiel Jabbari (ChE) on being awarded $340,422 by National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases (NIAMS)/NIH for his project entitled, "Microengineered Osteoinductive and Vasculogenic Scaffold."

CEC in the News...

...Dr. Csilla Farkas (CSE) was features in a cyber security news story on WIS TV, "Lawyers group wants assurances SLED has computer backup system."

...Dr. Krishna C. Mandal (EE) will give an invited talk entitled, “4H-SiC Schottky barrier devices for high resolution nuclear detection,” at the 2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium (NSS), Medical Imaging Conference (MIC), and 21st International Conference on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X and Gamma-Ray Detectors (RTSD), at the COEX Convention Center in Seoul, South Korea.

...Sandeep K. Chaudhuri, Kelvin J. Zavalla, and Dr. Krishna C. Mandal (EE), co-published, “Experimental determination of electron-hole pair creation energy in 4H-SiC epitaxial layer: Ab absolute calibration approach,” in Applied Physics Letters.

Scholarship, Fellowships and Proposals


Pharmacy offers grant opportunities

The South Carolina College of Pharmacy is seeking applications for the 2014 American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant. The grant is an institutional award that enables USC to provide small pilot research grants to beginning investigators in cancer research who are who have no national competitive research grant support. Learn more >


Call for proposals: Magellan Scholar student research funding

This program is open to ALL USC campuses and all disciplines. Each Magellan Scholar receives up to $3,000 to help fund a research project, competing for this award with the submission of a research, scholarship, or creative project proposal developed in collaboration with his or her faculty mentor. Selection is based on the project’s educational and intellectual merit, the potential impact of the project, and the student’s previous academic success. Application workshops are required. For more info and deadlines, visit the Magellan Scholar website.

Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs (OFSP)

OFSP has drop-in hours Mondays and Tuesdays, Legare 220, 1:30 to 3:30 pm; Wednesdays and Thursdays, Honors Residence Hall A107, 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Watch this space in the weekly email or check their website for upcoming fellowship and scholarship workshops.

Call for Applications: SPARC (Support to Promote Advancement of Research and Creativity)

The Office of the Vice President for Research is now accepting proposals for the SPARC Graduate Research Fellowship. The SPARC Graduate Research Fellowship program was created to promote research and creative excellence across all disciplines at USC. Doctoral, MFA and master’s in public history students may request up to $5,000 to fund innovative research and creative projects. Learn more >

Scholarship, Fellowships and Proposals


• The property located at the corner of Assembly and Catawba Streets belongs to the railroad and is not authorized USC parking. Your vehicle may be subject to towing (if towed, cost is ~$225 in cash to get your vehicle back from the impound lot). You can park at Horizon Garage for $3/day.
• Use the provided bike racks for your bicycles. It is a fire safety hazard to attach them to stair handrails. Bikes attached to handrails may be subject to removal and impounding by Campus Police.
• USC's Tobacco Usage Policy prohibits smoking within 25 feet of any building entrance – including handicap ramps – and outdoor eating areas. Please be aware of the policy and be aware that USC is moving to a Tobacco Free campus by 2014. More info on this to come.

College Student Athletes

The events list at top right includes the schedule for athletic events this week that include our College's student athletes. Please attend to cheer on and encourage your classmates:
Baseball: Kyle Martin, #33, 1B (Mech); Weber Pike, #47, INF (Biomed)
Basketball: Tiffany Davis, #15, guard (Civil)
Football: Elliot Fry, #29, punter/kicker (Civil)
Soccer: Emily Ball, #1, goalkeeper (Biomed); Anjelyka Brown, #22, defender (ChemE); Chris Duzan, #34, goalkeeper (CompSci); Hunter Wyer, #19, midfield/defense (Mech)
Swimming and Diving: Kasey Catalfomo, diving (Biomed); Marwan El Kamash (Civil); Eric Lethander, freestyle/butterfly (ChemE); Nicole Mertel (CompSci); Jake White, freestyle/butterfly (Biomed)
Track and Field: Jermaine Collier (CompEng); Asia Delaney, sprints (Mech); Kayla Greeson (Biomed); Kendall Kee, sprints (ChemE); Petra Olsen, pole vault (Civil); Juan Stenner, hurdles (ChemE)

Lost and Found

All lost and found items for the College of Engineering and Computing are located in Student Services in Swearingen and the administrative offices of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 300 Main. If you find an item or lose one anywhere in the College, please come to Student Services or the Civil offices and not other the department administration offices. The College will not send out broadcast emails regarding lost items.

iCare Center

All students at USC can get hands-on support at the iCARE Center at University Technology Services, paid for through the student technology fee. To schedule an appointment: (803) 777-1800; iCARE Center Hours: M-F, 9 am - 5 pm; uts.sc.edu

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• 7 pm, Sports: Men's Soccer vs. Clemson, away.


• 11:30 am, Gamecock Toastmasters, Faculty Lounge (SWGN)

• 8:30 pm, Theta Tau RUSH, Amoco Hall (SWGN). See College Calendar for more details.


• 11 am to 2 pm, Student Organization Fair, Greene Street in front of the Russell House

• 8:30 pm, SWE Meeting and Ice Cream Social, B201 (Main). First meeting of the semester. Open to all!


• 3:30 am, Career Center and Scana present: "Making a Good Impression: Resume Writing and Interviewing Tips", 2A22 SWGN


• 1 to 4 pm, Career Center offers resume reviews with International Paper, CEC Career Center, 1A01, SWGN

• 5:30 pm, Sports: Women's Soccer vs. Clemson, away.

• 7 pm, Sports: Men's Soccer vs. High Point, home.


• 4:30 pm, Sports: Football vs. UGA, away. Watch on ESPN.


• 1 pm, Sports: Women's Soccer vs. SMU, home.


• 6 pm, Career Center presents Boeing Information Session, 2A27 SWGN


Click here to view the full College events calendar.

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USC News
Gamecock Connection Positions Available
Office of Undergraduate Admissions is looking for volunteers to assist with recruiting prospective students at Admissions special events this Fall. Applications available in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions located on the Horseshoe in Lieber College. Deadline: Fri, Sept 6, 5 pm. For more info, please call Jennifer Black at 803-777-5779.
Community News
Start! Series: Apptimize Your Startup, CETi (USC's Startup Center), Weds, Sept 4, 5:30 pm. Cost is free. Click here for more info and/or to register.
Research's featured scholars
Robert Boykin
SEPT 2013:

Drew Patterson, Electrical Engineering

Intel Scholarship Recipient

Member: IEEE, Honors College, Condition-Based Maintenance Research Center group

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