Three Faculty Receive ASPIRE Research Grants

May 16, 2018 at 11:33 am

Three USC Upstate faculty members have been named ASPIRE research grant recipients by the University of South Carolina. The ASPIRE program, Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence, provides an opportunity for USC faculty to compete for internal funding in three primary tracks (Innovation, Integration and Infrastructure) to help foster research excellence within the USC system.

Recipients from USC Upstate include:

  • Ona Egbue for research on “Energy Management Strategy for Micogrids Considering Plug-In Electric Vehicles.”
  • Tina Herzberg for research on “The Impact of Professional Development for Teachers of Students With Visual Impairments to Support Them in Increasing Student Literacy Efficiency.”
  • Ann Hoover for research on “When Power Is Precarious: Investigating Powerlessness as a Masculinity Threat.”

More than 185 proposals were submitted to the ASPIRE program this year and only 78 were selected for funding.

We are extremely proud that three members of our faculty have been selected to receive ASPIRE funding. This is a very competitive program and their successful innovative proposals are a testament to the caliber of these teacher-scholars and highlight the important work in which they are engaged.