Congratulations to our newest Magellan Scholars!

January 31, 2017

Please congratulate our 7 new USC Aiken Magellan Scholars when you see them on campus.

They are:

Kenneth Glenn, Senior, Biology Major

Mentor:  Dr. April DeLaurier, Department of Biology and Geology
Generating mef2ca and mef2cb transgenic zebrafish lines using BAC-mediated recombination


Melissa Groleau, Senior, Biology Major

Mentor: Dr. Andy Dyer, Department of Biology and Geology
Testing for field effects and maternal effects in seeds of the invasive annual grassAegilops triuncialis


Meredith Hawcroft, Senior, English Major 

Mentor: Dr. Todd Hagstette, Department of English
The Battle of Bachelorhood and Domesticity in William Gilmore Simms’s Castle Dismal


Alec Jones, Junior, Biology Major

Mentors: Dr. April DeLaurier and Dr. Nathan Hancock, Department of Biology and Geology
Developing a tool for transposon metagenesis in zebrafish (D. rerio)


Emma Nettles, Senior, Psychology Major

Mentor:  Dr. Adam Pazda, Department of Psychology
Perspective Taking and Self-Other Overlap: How Self-compassion Mitigates the Negative Effect of Blame on Helping Behavior


Lisette Payero, Junior, Biology Major

Mentor:  Dr. Nathan Hancock, Department of Biology and Geology
Understanding the replicative transposition mechanism of the transposable element mPing


Sarah Williamson, Senior, English Major

Mentor:  Dr. Julie Wise, Department of English
The Poetic Voice of Child Labor in Industrial Britain:  Its Literary and Social Contexts



USC Aiken, a comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges." The 2017 distinction marks USC Aiken’s 19th consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 12th time in first place.