May 21, 2019
Substituted metal ferrite materials have the chemical formula MxFe(3 – x)O4, where M stands for metal (M = Mn, Co, Ni, or Cu), and crystalize in the inverse spinel structure. These materials have tailorable magnetic properties, which are determined in part by their compositions. We are specifically interested in these materials’ magnetic moments, which describe their magnetic strengths, and their magnetic anisotropies, which describe how their magnetic moments propagate along their different crystallographic directions. We are interested in these properties because they control the energies that can be dissipated by the materials, which is important in many fields, having applications in biomedicine, devices, and other fieldsSeed funding through the GEAR Program was integral to the immense success that we’ve had in this project so far, providing funding for both a computational graduate student and an experimental students, who are working together to learn how to design substituted metal ferrites with tailored properties.

Getman, Clemson, is a co-Leader of the MADE in SC Modeling and Computation Core and the PI on a GEAR Program project entitled, “Intelligent design of nickel doped ferrite for enhanced energy transfer.”

This day and a half free Workshop has sessions appropriate for any student or faculty at any academic level, and any research area with a special emphasis on the STEM disciplines. We have added information to our website and will continue to do so as more information comes available. Use the quick links at right to access program (and speakers), locations, parking, accommodations, registration form and more.

For those faculty interested in the NIH grant writing sessions, SC INBRE is accepting Specific Aims pages for confidential expert review. These will be returned with feedback at the Workshop. Email them to no later than Friday, June 7

Some travel reimbursement is available. Certain restrictions apply. Contact Cyndy Buckhaults, Communications Manager for SC EPSCoR and SC INBRE, for more details.

Important dates to know:

Monday, June 3: Last day to book your hotel reservation using special pricing block
Friday, June 7, 5 pm: Registration closes.
Monday, June 17, day: USC School of Medicine. Faculty and students. 
Monday, June 17, evening: USC Alumni Center. Faculty Dinner. Limited number of slots available. Registration required; will close when all slots are filled.
Tuesday, June 18, half day (morning): USC Alumni Center. Faculty / postdocs.
Good news for SC researchers – another EPSCoR funding mechanism is now available!

Congress has reauthorized the Defense Established Programs to Stimulate Competitive Research 
(DEPSCoR) with a $12 million Basic Research Initiatives program. South Carolina is one of thirty-four states/ territories that are eligible to participate in DEPSCoR.

DEPSCoR has three funding categories and several opportunities are currently available: 

Augment Existing Programs

  • The Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). For DEPSCoR-eligible researchers, the DURIP program closes on May 31.
  • Army Research Office (ARO) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Fundamental Research. This is a rolling acceptance program with no fixed suspense date. 
  • Air Force FY 2020 Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). Apply by June 3.

Collaborative DEPSCoR Competition

  • Pre-solicitation Notice (DEPSCoR)

DEPSCoR Education and Outreach
  • Will be regional meetings. More information to come. 

For more information or to apply for each of these at

News, Opportunities and Deadlines

Marine Education Program Assistant, Charleston. 20-29 hours per week. Immediate need of fulfillment. Position will assist the agency’s Marine Educator with marine science-related classroom and field trip programs, teacher workshops, and community-based stewardship events. High school diploma or equivalent + experience; Bachelor degree or higher preferred.
The Midlands Astronomy Club (MAC) and UofSC Department of Physics and Astronomy invite all to attend a public lecture presented by US Astronaut (retired) Clay Anderson on Thursday, June 6, 7 pm at the Darla Moore School of Business (Room #101). There will be a book signing immediately following the event; Anderson’s books will be available for purchase. Event is free and open to the public. Content will be presented at a level accessible to a broad general audience. No reservations are required; seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Further details can be found on the Midlands Astronomy Club’s Facebook event page or contact MAC via emailFor more info on Clay Anderson, visit his website.
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 South Carolina 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.

MAY 27
SC EPSCoR Office closed in observance of Memorial Day
MAY 30
NSF Ideas Lab: Cross-cutting Initiative in CubeSat Innovations
MAY 31
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIO) REU
NSF Planning Grants for Engineering Research Ctrs (ERC)
NSF Real-Time Machine Learning (RTML)
5 pm: Registration closes for ALCDW2019

NSF EHR Core Research (ECR): Building Capacity in STEM Education Research (ECR: BCSER)
NSF SBIR Phase I and STTR Phase I
Prelim proposal: NSF Next Generation Networks for Neuroscience (NeuroNex): Technology-enabled, Team-based Neuroscience

Oct 27-30
: 26th National NSF EPSCoR Conference, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Have you registered? 
Looking for collaborators?
• Research Expertise
 Database (faculty)
• Student Research
  Interests Profiles

Funding Opportunities: 
• DOE 
• NIH 
• More can be found on
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