CLEMSON – Each year, the Clemson University Postdoctoral Association’s Distinguished Postdoctoral Award is given to one outstanding postdoctoral fellow who embodies excellence in scientific research, leadership, advocacy, outreach and teaching. This year, Vera Bin San Chan of the department of biological sciences claimed the honor. Chan has been employed as a postdoctoral research associate in […]
CLEMSON – As a child, Jill Walton’s grandfather, a microbiology professor, introduced her to the array of bacteria, archaea, fungi and viruses that comprise the microbiome. Walton has been fascinated by it ever since. She joined Clemson University in 2016 as a freshman in microbiology, and soon after became an undergraduate researcher in professor Barbara […]
CLEMSON – When she isn’t hiking, painting or serving in the Lutheran Campus Ministries at Clemson University, junior biochemistry major Katherine Floyd is toiling away in the lab. This summer, her hard work has paid off. Floyd recently received a fellowship from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) that will fund 10-12 weeks of her […]
Researchers at Clemson University have uncovered a drug molecule that can alter the levels of bacteria present in the gut – specifically a strain that is linked to the onset of Type 1 diabetes in at-risk children.
Andrew Garmon, a doctoral student in the department of physics and astronomy, has received a fellowship to study at the prestigious Los Alamos National Laboratory beginning in August 2018.
In a collaboration with faculty from six other universities, Clemson University mathematician Elena Dimitrova has been awarded a $578,235 seed grant to participate in establishing the Southeastern Center for Mathematics and Biology.
CLEMSON – Emil Alexov, a professor in the department of physics and astronomy, has received the 2018 Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research, one of the highest honors for a faculty researcher at Clemson University. Alexov joined the university in 2005 and has since forged a path in the field of biophysics, a science […]
By juxtaposing contrasting properties of two different nanomaterials, a team of Clemson University physicists has developed an optical diode that enables light to move in one direction. The development overcomes an obstacle in the quest for better optical isolators for high-energy lasers and optical computers capable of processing data at the speed of light.
CLEMSON – The department of mathematical sciences hosted the 16th annual Clemson Calculus Challenge (CCC) on April 20 in the Hendrix Student Center, rallying approximately 274 high school students from 38 schools across the eastern U.S. for a battle of the brains. Split into two portions, an individual exam held in the morning and a […]
CLEMSON – Clemson’s second-ever Spring Fling took place on April 14, bringing alumni and Clemson fans to campus in a sea of orange. Created by the Clemson Alumni Association in 2017, Spring Fling reunited alumni who participated in Greek organizations, intramural teams, sports teams and other student activities with their former classmates. The event was […]
CLEMSON – With over $900,000 in private endowed scholarships awarded to Science students in the 2017-2018 academic year, the College of Science has plenty to thank its donors for. A celebration event on April 5 in a meeting room at the Clyde V. Madren Conference Center aimed to do just that. The event brought together […]
A study out of Clemson University’s department of biological sciences has identified tiny particles in the brain that regulate the neuroimmune system, a result that might one day be used in treating traumatic brain injuries or viral infections of the brain.
CLEMSON – The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization has predicted that the world’s population will reach 9.1 billion by 2050, prompting efforts from scientists to find ways to feed a growing number of people on a diminishing area of land. The subjects of overpopulation and sustainable intensification – more production with fewer impacts – […]
As Clemson University went dark on Aug. 21, 2017, for “The Great American Eclipse,” a GPS antenna poised on top of Kinard Hall monitored the ionosphere, the layer of Earth’s atmosphere that is charged by solar and cosmic radiation. The antenna was part of a study to understand how a natural phenomenon, like the total solar eclipse, might affect GPS capabilities.
ASHEVILLE – On Oct. 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite in Earth’s orbit, initiating the start of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. One girl in particular was captivated. At 15 years old, Christine Darden walked into her Monroe, N.C., school on Oct. 5 […]