We would like to sincerely thank our sponsors for generously providing funds and other resources to sponsor the Ninth Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium. Such support from prominent regional businesses and institutions is greatly appreciated and essential for the advancement of academic research in the Upstate. Undergraduate students involved in faculty-mentored research entered the work-force with an enhanced skill set, including better problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork skills in their field of study. Since many students who are educated in the Upstate of South Carolina stay in the area, support of academic research has a direct and positive impact on the Upstate.
We would like to extend a special thanks to Milliken & Company for hosting the Ninth Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium. Milliken’s rich history of technological innovation has resulted in more than 2,000 patents and the development of the largest textile research center in the world. Milliken has just under 9,000 associates located at more than 45 manufacturing locations worldwide working with more than 19,000 different textile and chemical products. Milliken makes a variety of fabric, yarn and chemical products that keep astronauts safe, make major league baseball players comfortable and adorn homes and businesses around the globe. Their products also give tennis balls their soft texture and Jell-O pudding its creamy smoothness.