ESED’s Julie Martin (co-PI) and Bioengineering’s Frank Alexis (PI) awarded International Research Experiences Grant

August 19, 2015

The National Science Foundation has awarded Dr. Frank Alexis (PI, Department of Bioengineering) and Dr. Julie Martin (co-PI, Department of Engineering and Science Education) a new International Research Experiences for Student (IRES) grant. The objective of this project is to develop globally-engaged science and engineering undergraduates. To achieve this goal, the grant will provide under-represented students from South Carolina with a well-designed summer research experience at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, complemented by cross-cultural immersion experiences. The 8-week research program will support students in biological sciences, materials science and engineering, and chemical engineering.


IRES student group

Above picture: A group of undergraduate students from Clemson University, South Carolina State University, and College of Charleston participating in the summer research program in Singapore (July 2015).