There was a time when solar and wind energy were novelties. But today many of the world’s electrical grids utilize some form of renewable energy to power their infrastructures. Experts agree this is just the tip of the iceberg and that so much more is possible if the world’s best minds can just figure out how to better share ideas and information. That’s the idea behind the IEEE Electronic Power Grid (eGRID) Conference Nov. 12-14 in North Charleston. The conference, which is being held in the United States for the first time, will be hosted by Clemson University.
Join Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) and Clemson Automotive Engineering on Saturday, Oct. 6, to show off your driving skills and take hot laps with professional drivers on a professionally-designed pop-up autocross course right on campus. The event is meant to complement, as well as highlight, the unveiling of CU-ICAR’s latest iteration of its Deep Orange project car, Deep Orange 9.
The South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, the agency responsible for protecting the state’s underwater archeological heritage, has recently moved its Charleston office to the Warren Lasch Conservation Center on Clemson University's Restoration Institute on the old Charleston Naval Base. The move aligns two key teammates -- SCIAA and Clemson University -- under the same roof, so that they can better communicate and pool resources.
A boat that drives itself and picks up trash from the ocean? That’s the stuff of science fiction, but it's reality for a dozen lucky Upstate elementary, middle and high school students who are building their own autonomous boats in a Clemson University summer camp.
Representatives from some of the most prestigious and cutting-edge automotive companies have come together for the inaugural SAE Automated and Connected Vehicle Systems Testing Symposium, which is being held on the CU-ICAR campus in Greenville.
Father time has always been a tough opponent. But Clemson University researchers are giving him a run for his money. For the past several years, a Warren Lasch Conservation Center team in North Charleston has come up with an innovative way to restore historical metal artifacts’ original luster.
Conservators with Clemson University’s Warren Lasch Conservation Center are just weeks away from finishing their restoration of a century-old, six-inch, .30-caliber gun from the U.S. Navy battleship Maine. The gun, which weighs more than 16 tons, arrived in North Charleston from Washington, D.C., in August 2016.
Automotive experts say today’s smart vehicles are generating upwards of one gigabyte of information every second. So the question is: How do you collect all that data and what do you do with it? This is at the heart of the inaugural SAE Automated and Connected Vehicle Systems Testing Symposium, which will be held at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) on June 20-21.
Galen Helfter sits in front of two giant computer monitors in his corner office on the 14th floor of Cascade Plaza in Akron, Ohio. The 24-year-old looks out over the landscape and manages a basic, yet succinct summary of his surroundings: “I seriously can’t believe this is my office.” Next month, Helfter and four others will become the first graduates of the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center, part of Clemson University’s Restoration Institute innovation campus in North Charleston.
MHI Vestas recently was awarded the Silver Medal in the category of renewable energy at the prestigious Edison Awards for its 9.5 megawatt offshore wind turbine, which it will test at Clemson University’s wind turbine-testing facility at the SCE&G Energy Innovation Center in the former naval shipyard.
When Chris Paredis was a 9-year-old playing with Legos in his bedroom in Belgium he wasn’t thinking about becoming an engineer. “I just loved building things,” he said. Legos led to bikes and then cars and, as he explained, “literally anything with moving parts." Today, that fascination with making things work has led to the position he finds himself in today as the new BMW Endowed Chair in Systems Integration for Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR).
Ann Marie Alexander, senior director of corporate and foundation relations for Clemson University’s development office, has been promoted to assistant vice president for strategic corporate partnerships.
The visionary who gave rise to Clemson University’s Restoration Institute (CURI) in North Charleston has been named associate vice president for Strategic Initiatives and executive director of Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) in Greenville. Nikolaos “Nick” Rigas, the former executive director of CURI, will lead the 250-acre campus strategically focused on automotive and motorsports research.
The world is at the cusp of one of the fastest, deepest, most consequential disruptions of transportation in history. And Clemson is supplying the engineers that will help get us there.
At more than three-stories tall, the 15-megawatt wind testing dynamometer is the centerpiece of Clemson University’s SCE&G Energy Innovation Center. Made of steel and concrete, the behemoth measures more than 20 feet wide at its center, its circle shape resembling a digital giant’s eye set inside a massive base.