Dial Devaney said that he likes taking his hunting dog, Tex, with him on off-road trips but that she gets nervous if she has to wait in the Jeep when he finds a rock face to climb. Devaney looked for a portable invisible fence that would allow Tex to run around outside the Jeep but […]
A total of 138 second-grade students traveled to Clemson University on Feb. 28 for an Engineering Expo, where they built paper airplanes, designed assembly lines, and shot straws into hula hoops. While these may seem like games, they provided students with an introduction to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM. In […]
Mechanical engineering alumnus Jerry Dempsey met with powerful leaders and traveled the world during a career that included one top executive post after another. One trip, though, stands out not for what happened in the boardroom, but for the souvenir he brought home. Dempsey remembered that he was near a university in Moscow when a […]
A Clemson University professor who is helping prepare the workforce for an industry that has brought more than 9,000 jobs to South Carolina in seven years is the newest Composites Educator of the Year. Srikanth Pilla, the Jenkins Endowed Professor of Automotive Engineering and founding director of the Clemson Composites Center, plans to pick up […]
Ashok Mishra of Clemson University is receiving $300,000 from the National Science Foundation for research aimed at better understanding soil moisture signals. The funding is expected to last through September 2020. An abstract that provides more information about the research is available here. The award is the latest in a string of honors for Mishra, […]
CLEMSON — Hesha N. Gamble said that as an African-American student pursuing an engineering degree, she was too often told “you can’t.” But she did. Gamble received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Clemson University and is now Greenville County engineer, a position that has her overseeing a staff of 77 and 1,760 […]
A highly accomplished professor who plans to join Clemson University in August said the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering is close to top-tier status and that his goal will be to lead the department to greater heights. Jesus M. de la Garza was introduced Wednesday as the new chair of the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering. He comes to Clemson from Virginia Tech, where he is the Vecellio Endowed Professor in Construction Engineering and Management.
Divine Maloney slipped a virtual reality headset over his eyes and was immediately transported from his Clemson University lab to a construction site where he started nailing together digital beams of lumber. Later, he turned to talk to two virtual supervisors, Sam and Juan, who were standing next to two signs, one that said “Danger” […]
CLEMSON — A professor who has received one of industrial engineering’s top professional honors is taking the helm of a fast-growing Clemson University department and wants to make it among the best in the nation. Jeffrey P. Kharoufeh was introduced Friday as the new chair of the department of industrial engineering.
STEM Day, a PEER and WISE outreach program brings together underrepresented middle school students from the Upstate to Clemson University for an introduction to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Hands-on activities and demonstrations, led by Clemson faculty and students, let these young people know about careers and related opportunities available in science […]
Rajendra Singh of Clemson University received a 2019 Hind Rattan Award, an honor that goes to natives of India who are now living elsewhere. Singh, the D. Houser Banks Professor of Electrical Engineering, accepted the award in a Jan. 25 ceremony in New Delhi. The award was presented by Bibek Debroy, chairman of the Economic […]
Igor Luzinov of Clemson University Monday became the first recipient of the Kentwool Distinguished Professorship in Natural Fibers, an honor named for a 176-year-old textile company that remains committed to innovation and excellence in natural fibers, specifically wool. A $250,000 gift from Kentwool in 2009 enabled Clemson to receive a matching gift from the lottery-funded SmartState program creating the endowment that made the professorship possible. Kentwool is headquartered in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, and has a 135,000-square-foot yarn production plant in Pickens County.
A Clemson University alumnus who traveled the world and worked at Savannah River National Lab before returning to his alma mater as an associate professor is taking the helm of a department that plays a central role in one of the university’s research priorities. Kyle Brinkman is the new chair of the materials science and engineering department, the academic home to about 260 students and 17 faculty members. The appointment takes effect March 1.
Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love and romance, but the holiday has also become an opportunity to promote heart health, a tradition that continues as Clemson University bioengineers announce the launch of two separate research projects. Will Richardson and Naren Vyavahare said Thursday that they each have received grants from the National Institutes of Health for new research related to the heart. The two grants combined represent $4.1 million in new research funding in Clemson’s department of bioengineering.
New hope is brewing that Clemson University researchers could develop the first treatment to reverse the effects of a cardiovascular condition that affects millions of patients and can lead to complications ranging from hypertension to death. Naren Vyavahare, the Hunter Endowed Chair of Bioengineering, is receiving $2.2 million from the National Institutes of Health to […]