Through the MADE in SC
project, 17 new faculty members will be hired at five South Carolina colleges and universities as part of the Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) goal of this NSF EPSCoR Track-1 RII award
. These faculty benefit from becoming members of a large network of materials science researchers and educators in South Carolina. In addition, to build their institutions' research infrastructure as well as that of the state, they acquire new equipment for their labs to use in research and education of students. In less than three years, 10 new faculty members have been recruited to South Carolina under this project, and to date MADE in SC has invested more that $1.6 million in new equipment (out of $4.2 million equipment budget).
Although this equipment is located at the institution where the faculty is hired, it is available for use by the network of researchers throughout the state. The equipment list webpage
of what has already been purchased under MADE in SC includes information about the use of the equipment and how they can be accessed by other researchers. Below is a sample of the equipment available.
Hitachi HT7800 120kV TEM Cytek Northern Lights 2000
at the University of South Carolina at Clemson University
Laser Shearography System Leica TCS SP8 Spectral
at the College of Charleston Confocal System
at Furman University