In recognition of World Food Day on October 16, we are sharing how five Clemson faculty members are answering this global health crisis through programs that produce more nutritious crops to those that ignite physical activity, creating a healthier world for all. Scientists across the university’s seven colleges are working tirelessly to address health and food-related issues by finding ways to eliminate hunger, malnutrition and obesity.
Brian Ward is going beyond the seed to influence the food-to-table revolution in another way while also helping improve quality and productivity for farmers. He’s made a discovery that can revolutionize how farmers work and increase their organic output — a new fertilizer.
Malnutrition and obesity are health burdens the public needs to be aware of. By changing their food behaviors they can have a great impact on their communities beyond just themselves. Clemson associate professor Dil Thavarajah is responding to this crisis through scientific research and educational programs, working to find a solution.
Clemson University has tapped Robyn Curtis to be director of the new Office of Major Fellowships. This position will allow undergraduates and graduate students to further their educations by pursuing a number of nationally competitive grants and fellowships that can fund research and study-abroad opportunities, reinforcing Clemson’s commitment to creating an exceptional university experience for all students.
Clemson University’s School of Architecture has been named one of “America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools” by DesignIntelligence. For the seventh consecutive year, the Master of Architecture is ranked one of the top 10 accredited architecture graduate programs at a public university.
Recognizing the importance an international education experience can have on one’s life, the U.S. Department of State tries to make it a reality for all students through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program, which enables Federal Pell Grant recipients “to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity.” Approximately one in three Clemson students who apply for the Gilman Scholarship are awarded funding between $3,000 and $5,000.
Monday morning’s University Convocation marked the beginning of the collegiate experience for more than 5,000 incoming freshman and transfer students. More than 1,800 graduate students are also starting their journey to master’s or doctoral degrees.
The Blue Ridge yawns greatness yet again as Clemson University welcomes 12 students into the National Scholars Program. It is the program’s largest cohort in four years and includes eight students from South Carolina. The National Scholars Program aims to provide inquisitive student leaders with specialized enrichment opportunities. Selected students are presented a competitive scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition; provided the option to spend a summer studying abroad; advised in both group and individual settings; and prepared to thrive post-graduation.
Clemson University’s academic year will officially begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, during the University Convocation in Littlejohn Coliseum. Freshman, transfer and graduate students, faculty and staff and community members are invited to the ceremonies and to hear remarks from Thomas (Tom) F. Chapman (‘65), retired chairman and chief executive officer of Equifax Inc., and Clemson President James P. Clements.
Clemson University will confer approximately 1,000 degrees during the summer graduation ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Littlejohn Coliseum. Visitors should plan extra time for travel and note the new clear bag policy implemented for graduation.
Katherine Schwennsen, FAIA, professor and director of Clemson University’s School of Architecture, has been named an American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) 2018 Educator Honor Award winner.
Deborah Wingler’s journey drivers her passion for health care design.
Healthcare Design magazine has named Anjali Joseph, Clemson University’s Spartanburg Regional Health System Endowed Chair in Architecture + Health Design and director of the Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing, a “HCD 10” award-winner for her research contributions to the health care field over the past year.
The daughter of a small business owner and a maintenance worker with York School District 1, Samantha Lovern is the first in her family to attend university. And thanks to a national grant from Procter and Gamble and generous Clemson donors, she’s also the first in her family to study abroad.
Clemson University students have selected Joseph Burgett, an assistant professor in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities’ construction science and management department as the 2018 Alumni Master Teacher award-winner.