Seven University of South Carolina Aiken students have been named Magellan scholars for the summer and fall semesters.
Magellan scholars are the recipients of grants for which students from all eight University of South Carolina campuses compete to support scholarly activities. Grant proposals submitted by students are reviewed by a panel of USC faculty members, and those with the highest merit are approved for funding to conduct research with a mentor professor.
The 2012 USCA scholars are Brandy Bossle (Investigating Mercury in commonly consumed fish of South Carolina), Brittany Cheeks (All I know About Plagarism I learned in High School: College freshmen perceptions of the proper use of citations and sources), Jennifer Gilmore and Brianna Arnone (A Poet, A Potter and A Slave: What David Drake Can Teach Us), Alexander Jureka (Measuring the comparative effectiveness of anti-HIV-1 Tat siRNAs and hammerhead ribozymes), Taylor Rodgers (James Matthews Legare: An Aiken Poet and Inventor), and Mary Short (Settling Saluda County: An Historical Documentary).
USC Aiken currently has the greatest number of Magellan scholars of any non-Columbia USC campus.