Home > RISE in the NEWS

RISE Mentor Receives Department of Defense Grant Award
Dr. Samina Assanie-Shivji has been awarded a grant from the Department of Defense Research Program (DURIP: FA9550-20-0058).  The granting period will be from April 15, 2020 through April 14, 2021.  The project is entitled “Integration of Biological Tools to Discover, Develop and Understand the Biological and Biochemical Signaling Pathways in Basic and Applied Research at Claflin University.”
The objectives and outcomes are to purchase  equipment needed to carry out research, which will help with student training and teaching in course related labs. This specifically for projects that will address research work carried out interdisciplinary by Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics and Computer Science within the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (SNSM).  This will allow other faculty within SNSM to use these instruments for their research, enhance their research capability, write more research proposals, and help increase the number of research grants for Claflin University to complete.  Thereby, enhancing and improving the research and training infrastructure for both faculty and students in SNSM.


RISE Program Manager, Carolyn Sherman was recently cited for her Benevolence by the Orangeburg County Community of Character initiative.  Click this link to read the Times and Democrat article by Dionne Gleaton. 

Click on the link and see what this bright RISE Scholar has to say about being a “Black”, “Women”, “Scientist”!  

November 2018
ARISES Scholar and a Biology Student
bring two National Awards Home 
to Claflin University
RISE Scholar – Brandon Sanders and
Biology Student-Charmaine Lindsey
The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students
November 14-17, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana

Pictured: Standing Third Row: Pamela Shuler, Kamel Chowdhuri, Imrana Hassan Salia, Isheka Orr, Makayla Turner, Tamera Jones, Sebrena Brick, Thddeus Holiday, Morgan Reese, Jasmine Carter, Jira White Standing Standing Second Row: Srishti Kala, Kiariah Muller, Randall Harris, Brandon Sanders, Zhane Chandler, Ja’el Wright, Aliyah Patton, Terika Williams, Tanesha Donaldson, Carolyn Sherman, Deidre Morrison Seated Front Row: Charmaine Lindsay, Nakia Millier, Monai Mitchell 

Brandon Sanders

Brandon Sanders shows off his award.

Links to News Articles:

Claflin STEM focus leads to opportunities in undergraduate research
Tribute to Henrietta Lacks: Claflin researchers closing disparity gap on HPV
Veteran educator, researcher recognized for character trait of curiosity

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *