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Researchers Awarded 1890 Research Summer Grants

ORANGEBURG, S.C., June 26, 2012 ─ SC State University’s 1890 Research & Extension Program awarded $80,000 in seed funding to selected university faculty to support pursuit of innovative research ideas. The 1890 Research 2012 Summer Excellence Research Opportunity Grant (SE... Read more

1890 Researcher Selected to LEAD21 leadership program

Orangeburg, S.C., June 14, 2012 – Dr. Christopher C. Mathis Jr., senior research director for the 1890 Research Center for Agricultural Systems, Food Production, Safety and Security, was selected to participate in LEAD21, a national leadership development program for land-g... Read more

SC State Alzheimer’s research focuses on early detection, reducin…

ORANGEBURG, S.C., March 28, 2012– Preliminary results of two SC State University studies on Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders show promise in aiding the advancement of early detection methods and of decelerating progression of the diseases in the brai... Read more

Teens to discover world of ag careers

SC State 1890 Program to host USDA’s AgDiscovery, June 3-17 ORANGEBURG, S.C., March  8, 2012 ─  For a few adventurous teens, their summer will be unlike a traditional hiatus from school. Selected teens from South Carolina and from locations throughout the nation will engage... Read more

Owens Among Anderson Young Leaders

Boyd Owens, senior extension director for the 1890 Extension Anderson Cluster, was recognized as one of the most influential young leaders when he was selected to the Top 20 under 40 for the Anderson, S.C. community. Read more

Diabetes research published in American Laboratory

ORANGEBURG, S.C., Oct. 6, 2011 ─ Results from an 1890 Research & Extension study suggests that diabetes can modify the DNA of persons affected with the disease. Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Dr. Mahtabuddin Ahmed and his research team, primarily funded by the 18... Read more

1890 Research offers free testing of drinking water sources

ORANGEBURG, S.C., Sept. 2, 2011 ─ SC State University 1890 Research & Extension is offering a free service to test the pollution in the well water supply that South Carolina families and businesses use for day-to-day activities such as drinking, cooking and bathing. Read more

1890 Extension in Charleston Post and Courier

SC State University 1890 Research & Extension is among several organizations and businesses to join the City of Charleston in its efforts to revitalize the area where the former Cooper River bridges once touched down, near Cooper and Meeting streets. Read more

Research to combat obesity with video game play

ORANGEBURG, S.C., Aug. 26, 2011 ─ SC State University researchers hope to shrink the waistline of young children by encouraging more of their favorite pastime – playing video games. As part of the study, the research team will incorporate video game play and other modes of t... Read more

Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School graduate "wins" SC State's USDA…

ORANGEBURG, S.C., Aug. 8, 2011 ─ Winners practice until they get it right, but champs practice until they cannot get it wrong. This is the mantra of Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School (Orangeburg, S.C.) graduate Deondre Glover, the 2011 USDA/1890 National Scholar selected to a... Read more

Discovering agriculture through history

ORANGEBURG, S.C., Aug. 8, 2011 ─ Teens from across the country took a peek inside America’s agricultural past on June 13 while visiting Freewoods Living Farm Museum located in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The 40-acre living farm museum hosted 16 high school students who were selected ... Read more

New website brings 1890 Research & Extension’s research and progr…

ORANGEBURG, S.C., July 18, 2011 ─ Today, SC State University’s 1890 Research & Extension launches a vibrant and interactive new way to connect with the University’s primary public service office. The division’s new website,, will serve as a vehicle to provid... Read more

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