1997 South Carolina EPA/EPSCoR Program—Strategic Improvement Plan (SIP) and ManagementEPA Grant Number: R826399E01
Title: 1997 South Carolina EPA/EPSCoR Program—Strategic Improvement Plan (SIP) and Management
Investigators: Odom, Jerome , Burnett, Karen , Coull, Bruce C.
Institution: University of South Carolina at Columbia , Medical University of South Carolina
EPA Project Officer: Chung, Serena
Project Period: March 1, 1998 through August 31, 2000
RFA: EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) (1997) RFA Text | Recipients Lists
Research Category: EPSCoR (The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research)
The 1997 South Carolina U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)/Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) consists of a SIP and two SEER projects. Three major objectives to effect permanent improvements in the State’s capability to conduct nationally competitive environmental research are addressed: (1) faculty development, by building multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary teams of researchers working toward a common research goal; (2) human resource development, by the implementation of K–16 outreach activities and a Graduate Fellowship Program; and (3) bridging of State/Industry/University science and engineering environmental interests, by involvement of science policy and research professionals from each of these sectors. The two SEER projects are in the general areas of studies of the impact of sediment contaminant mixtures in estuarine ecosystems and development of risk assessment models for environmental contaminants.