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SCbio, South Carolina Organizations Celebrate Inaugural Innovation Month in Palmetto State

Gov. Henry McMaster has proclaimed April as Innovation Awareness Month, marking the first ever month-long celebration of the tech and innovation ecosystem in South Carolina. It provides an opportunity for South Carolinians to showcase the cutting-edge ideas of the brightest minds in the state and our nationally recognized culture of innovation.

SCbio also will be celebrating game-changing innovation by several of South Carolina’s most respected life science organizations.  Among those we’ll highlight the amazing work of are:

Currently ranked 13th in the country in the percentage of establishments in high-tech industries, South Carolina is home to a robust mix of academia, entrepreneurship, government, and industry collaborators that support both a robust knowledge economy and a fertile ecosystem for innovation.

The month will showcase the accomplishments of citizens, businesses and educational institutions in technology, health and life sciences, and other fields while spotlighting South Carolina offerings in technology, research and product development that produce real-world impact.

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Tamia Sumpter

Tamia is a driven senior undergraduate Bioengineering student currently enrolled at Clemson University. With a strong foundation in her field, she has honed her skills through hands-on experience in research and development at Eli Lilly & Company. During her time in the ADME department, Tamia contributed significantly by working on siRNAs and their applications in finding In Vitro-In Vivo Correlation (IVIVC). Looking ahead, Tamia has set her sights on a promising career in law. She aspires to specialize in Intellectual Property Law, with a particular focus on serving as in-house counsel for leading medical device or pharmaceutical companies. Her enthusiasm for this role is palpable as she prepares to embark on her legal journey! She is also a proud member of the Omicron Phi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., PEER Mentor for Clemson PEER/WiSE, and currently serves as the President of Clemson Bioengineering Organization (CBO). With her unique blend of scientific knowledge and legal interests, Tamia is poised to make a meaningful impact in the healthcare and life sciences industries.