SCRA Recognizes 3 at First Friday

 The South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) recently recognized three local leaders for their contributions to knowledge-based economic development during the Chamber's First Friday Means Business. 
Bill Mahoney, CEO of SCRA, presented the organization's Knowledge Economist Award to Dr. Susan Winsor, president, Aiken Technical College; Dr. Susan Wood, retired director, Savannah River Technology Center; and Dr. Ted Motyka, Savannah River National Lab, for their contributions to knowledge-based economic development in South Carolina.
 "Aiken offers tremendous talent and opportunity for the alternative, renewable, and sustainable energy segments of the knowledge economy we are building in South Carolina," said Mahoney. "Drs. Winsor, Wood, and Motyka are remarkable examples of the expertise and dedication that individuals commit to improving technology and our economy. They have made significant impact in the Aiken area, across the state and nationally, and we are honored to have the opportunity to acknowledge their work."
SCRA is working to support the development of the knowledge economy in the Aiken area through commercialization of technologies from research centers, such as the Savannah River National Laboratory, and to support the growth of companies already established in the area.
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