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Alexandria McCombs selected as Breakthrough Graduate Scholars

Graduate student Alexandria McCombs has been recognized as one of the University's most promising graduate students.

Each year the University of South Carolina Office of the Vice President for Research recognizes the work of outstanding faculty and graduate students with the Breakthrough Awards. The Breakthrough Graduate Scholars award honors outstanding graduate student researchers who demonstrate excellence in the classroom and make considerable contributions to research and scholarly activities in their field. Alexandria McCombs is one of thirteen graduate students to receive the award at USC. Her research focuses on the effects of agricultural land use on atmospheric carbon dioxide in the United States Great Plains. Her research is advised by Dr. April Hiscox.