S.C. State wins $1.7 million grant

ORANGEBURG - S.C. State's Environmental Policy Institute recently received a $1.7 million federal grant to help the university expand the number of students studying math, science and engineering and to develop emergency response plans in rural areas near the Savannah River Site.

"This grant provides many opportunities to S.C. State University to continue its work in the areas of science, math and engineering and to provide programs and activities relating to the environment," said Reinhart Brown, interim executive director of the James E. Clyburn Transportation Center, which houses the Policy Institute.

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration made the grant.

- Wayne Washington