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Kim High

Title: Lab Specialist
Administrative Assistant, Chemical Hygiene Officer
Department: Division of Math Science & Engineering / Division of Business Economics & Administration
USC Sumter
Phone: 803-938-3720
Office: Schwartz 117E
Office Hours: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Kim High


Kim High is the Lab Manager for the Science Department and the Administrative Assistant for the Math, Science and Engineering Department as well as the Business Administration Department. She has an Associate in Arts and Associate in Science from USC.

Along with her lab duties, she is the chemical hygiene officer for the Science Division. She is involved with several campus functions and volunteers as a judge for the South Carolina Academy of Science (SCAS), the South Carolina Jr. Academy of Science (SCJAS)

Before coming to USC in August 2014, Mrs. High worked in the chemical industry field for several years, first at PhibroWood doing EPA storage stability studies on various industrial insecticides, herbicides, fungicides. Then later at Giant Resource Recovery turning hazardous waste into fuel used in concrete kilns.

She also volunteered at USC Sumter maintaining the G.C. (gas chromatograph) and developed several of the chemistry labs used in the non-majors chemistry class.

While at Francis Marion University, Mrs. High was involved in research to develop a “click” chemistry process utilized in forensic chemistry, along with research to develop new viable substrates for thermally induced oxy-Cope rearrangements.