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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.
Harold Gillens remembers showing up to Clemson University one year with money for tuition but none for housing or meals. He and a friend with the same problem went into the housing office to see what they could work out. A woman offered them jobs as resident assistants, thinking they already had a place to […]
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.
A Clemson University professor who is close to finishing a sabbatical with Amazon is one of two South Carolinians selected to serve on a nationwide committee that advises U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Scott Mason is headed to Washington, D.C., on June 20 and 21 for his first meeting as a member of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness.
Clemson University’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute (WU+D) has added California-based company Katerra to its member program. Katerra joined the institute as a Founding Member, giving $50,000 toward the institute’s mission of researching, educating and providing resources for industry stakeholders in a variety of disciplines to advance wood-based products.
Faculty and students in one of Clemson University’s largest departments will start the fall semester with a new leader whose varied experience has taken him from NASA and the National Science Foundation to the founding of five start-ups and the halls of academia. Atul Kelkar is the new chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering […]
Mark Johnson is joining Clemson University as the founding director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and the Thomas F. Hash ‘69 SmartState Endowed Chair in Sustainable Development. The center, which is just starting to take shape, is envisioned as a “one-stop shop” for research and education programs in advanced manufacturing. The ultimate goal is economic growth and job creation, Johnson said.
Marek Urban of Clemson University was admitted to The Royal Society of Chemistry as a Fellow, an honor that he said will raise the university’s international profile and help his graduate students find jobs. Urban, the J.E. Sirrine Foundation Endowed Chair and Professor, is developing new self-healing materials that are able to respond to external […]
A critical bottleneck for achieving the design throughput of conversion process in biorefineries is material flow throughout the system. Variations in biomass characteristics (e.g. particle size, shape, density, ash and moisture content) cause frequent plugging of bins, conveyors, and failure of other material handling equipment. These failures impact the on-stream time of a reactor. New […]
Austin Dollar of Clemson University is receiving the Chateaubriand Fellowship and will be heading to France to conduct research for eight months. Dollar is a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering studying under Ardalan Vahidi. The fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States and goes to outstanding Ph.D. students […]
The beginning of hurricane season on Friday brings a sharp reminder that tens of millions of coastal residents could be called to grab their loved ones and flee inland for safety. The enormous strain on the transportation system and the many decisions that must be made as the storms churn toward the coast are central to the research Pamela Murray-Tuite is conducting at Clemson University.
Several years ago, a middle-school student met this Tiger at a Clemson EMAGINE event, which seeks to inform, inspire and engage K-12 students in STEM careers. On the way home, the student announced to his mother, “I want to be a mechanical engineer!” This Tiger is excited to inspire students and wants to ensure that […]
GREENVILLE — Clemson University returned to Artisphere with its STEAM exhibit for a fifth year, bringing new activities that include a color-changing tutu, shape-shifting materials and art inspired by a student engineering project in Haiti. The STEAM exhibit May 11-13 featured nine activities merging science, technology, engineering, art and math. It is one of Artisphere’s […]
Clemson University recognized faculty members who have received the highest levels of national and international recognition with University Research, Scholarship and Artistic Achievement Awards (URSAAA) during an awards presentation last week.