Feature Stories From Clemson University
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.
Food does not simply go from the farm to the table any more. It doesn’t even go from the factory to the table. Most the ingredients of, say, a loaf of bread are shipped to the factory from an array of outside suppliers, who are often based in other countries. So why does it matter?
Alan Grubb vividly recalls a time before the iconic Clemson University Tiger Paw was born. In 1967, when Grubb first arrive on campus, the student population was one-third the size it is today. Few women attended the University. Orange didn’t dominate the landscape. And all the freshmen wore rat caps. Grubb is celebrating 51 years […]
Students at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) unveiled their newest Deep Orange concept vehicle, sponsored by Honda R&D Americas Inc. (HRA). After two years, the 19-student team unveiled the high-performance, fuel-efficient motorsports prototype at the ALL-IN Auto Rally Ride & Drive event at Clemson University Saturday, Oct. 6.
Angelica Werth, junior Horticulture and Spanish double major, spent spring 2018 interning at the Cordoba Botanical Gardens while studying abroad in Argentina. Werth had always wanted to visit Argentina since she was a child and when she learned Clemson had a program there, it was an easy choice to fulfill the study abroad requirement for […]
Half the world’s population live in urban areas, according to this Tiger. By 2050, she says, that figure will rise to two thirds. She prepares her students to be leaders in addressing the complexities of growing metropolitan regions. Meet B.D. Wortham-Galvin. Title: Director and associate professor, Resilient Urban Design Years at Clemson: One What I […]
The next best thing to gripping the steering wheel of a high-end sports car is having a hand in marketing one of the world’s most elite brands of high-performance vehicles. Just ask Clemson University seniors Brett Miles and Sky Williams, who have served in internships with United Kingdom-based McLaren Automotive, a manufacturer of sleek sports […]
The legal profession is not just a family tradition for Clemson University senior Felicia Finney. It’s something sacred. Her father, Jerry Leo Finney, is a Columbia attorney, specializing in criminal and civil defense. Her late grandfather, Ernest A. Finney Jr., was South Carolina’s first black circuit judge in modern times and later the first African-American […]
This Tiger conducts research in schools and trains pre-service teachers. One of the best things at Clemson, she says, is the opportunity to work with students who are passionate and driven to make a difference. Meet Shanna Hirsch.
DPR Construction didn’t have to look far and wide for a project manager for its work site overlooking historic Bowman Field on the campus of Clemson University. Justin Tetor ’11 MBA was first in line and “wasn’t going to take no for an answer” for the general contractor’s construction of the new College of Business […]
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.