April 1, 2019

It’s no April Fools’ – we’re extending the registration deadline for #SCEP_StateConf2019 until 5 pm, TOMORROW, April 2.

Do not miss out! Register now!

We are getting very close to capacity and need all presenters to register before it’s too late. Please complete the registration form now!
(If you registered, you will receive a confirmation of your registration. If it is not in your
inbox, please check your junk/spam folder. If you have not received a confirmation from
cyndy.buckhaults@scra.org, then you’re not registered yet!)
We are so excited to see the over 175 registrants at the State Conference NEXT WEEK!  There will be more that 60 posters this year presented by undergrad students through seasoned faculty on topics related to materials science, the environment, food science and more.

Although we could not accommodate all who requested to give oral presentations (thank you for such an overwhelming response to our call!), we are going to offer as many presentations as possible in concurrent sessions in the morning and the afternoon on the following topics:
  • Materials science research (two sessions)
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Energy Storage
  • Food-Energy Water Nexus
  • Genome to Phenome and Autism
  • Bioengineered Vascular Scaffolds
And last – but not least! – we are proudly welcoming representative(s) from NSF EPSCoR who will provide an update from NSF and will also participate in the Funding Opportunities session!

Watch our website as we will be releasing the full agenda and speakers soon!
(PSST! There’s still time to register – by 5 pm, Tuesday, April 2!)

Introducing the MADE in SC Materials Discovery Databank


Systematic accumulation of data and their usage are at the forefront of data-driven materials science. MADEinSC-MDB is the project’s first attempt to develop a data platform for the materials science community to share information and datasets. Users are required to register with an email from .edu or .gov domain.

This evolving and open database is designed to encourage discovery by using the data in a “secondary recovery” mode. Along with other research groups, the MADE in SC Modeling and Computation Core are developing software tools for mining these databases.

Focus On...

MADE in SC Publications

The MADE in SC faculty have been very prolific writers and active in submitting publications to scientific journals and conferences. An impressive body of work has been published in less than two years of the five-year project. Below are links on each of the research clusters and their list of publications. These lists are continuing to grow, so check back often for the latest and greatest!

• Modeling and Computation Core (MCC)
• Thrust 1: Optical, Electrochemical and Magnetic Materials
• Thrust 2: Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Materials
• Thrust 3: Rational Design of Interactive Biomaterials

News, Opportunities and Deadlines

Please share with SC high school science teachers: Winthrop Materials Science Workshop for High School Science Teachers, June 17-21 and June 24-28. This two-week summer workshop will cover selected topics from the physics and chemistry content areas of the SC academic standards in high school science. For those who live more than 60 miles from Winthrop, room and board accommodations will be provided free of charge. Click here for more info.
Federal funding opp: Advanced Aquaculture Collab Programs$9M - LOI due April 15, Full due May 15. SC Sea Grant is required to take leadership for this. Learn more
April Launch & Learns:
Fri, April 12, 11 am: What is SmartScaling™?
Tues, April 23, 11 am: Intro to SBIR/STTR Grants: 3Phase Will Get You There

UofSC’s Department of Physics and Astronomy invite you to attend a Public Lecture featuring Dr. Megan Donahue, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University and President of the American Astronomical Society who will be giving a talk entitled, “Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes at the Edge of Time” on Thursday, April 25 at 7 pm in the W.W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall at the Darla Moore School of Business (Room #101), 1014 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29208. Learn more

5 pm: Registration for SC EPSCoR State Conference

NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrep Discoverers in Eng and Sci (NSF INCLUDES)

LOI for NOAA Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research Needs in Aquaculture
USDA Minor Crop Pest Management Program Interregional Research Project #4 (IR-4)
NSF Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Sci Innovation (CSSI)

April 8-10, SEMDA Medtech Conference, Alpharetta, GA
Entrepreneurs: NEXT Venture Pitch Event, Greenville

MADE in SC External Advisory Review Board Meeting
SC EPSCoR State Conference, Greenville Marriott Hotel

NSF Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Small and Medium grant proposals
Rachel's Network Catalyst Award

USDA Methyl Bromide Transition Program (MBT)
June 17-18: SC INBRE/SC EPSCoR Career Development Workshop. Two-day workshop incorporates career skills and grant writing sessions. For all faculty and students.

Oct 28-30: 26th National NSF EPSCoR Conference, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Will be open to all to attend. 
Have you registered? 
Looking for collaborators?
• Research Expertise
 Database (faculty)
• Student Research
  Interests Profiles

Funding Opportunities: 
• NIH 
• More can be found on
  our Google Calendar!


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