With a focus on economic development, the South Carolina agricultural industry is poised for positive productivity in 2019.
Clemson University students are partnering with industry leaders to create sustainable solutions for the lifecycle of vehicles. Sponsored by ExxonMobil, graduate automotive engineering students in the university’s flagship Deep Orange program will develop a next-generation sustainable concept vehicle.
A concept born out of research from Clemson University’s Advanced Plant Technology (APT) Program is taking shape as a company that seeks to revolutionize regional agriculture by building a feed grain pipeline through the Southeast. The company, Carolina Seed Systems, is working to address a lack of feed grain hybrid crop development and a regional feed shortage by creating a grower-focused company to take advantage of South Carolina’s unique environment to maximize crop productivity.
A Greenville business and education leader whose experience ranges from economic development to higher education has been named an assistant vice president for the Clemson University Office of Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives.
Clemson University is working to quicken the commercialization of biomedical technologies through its participation in a regional technology transfer accelerator hub recently funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
More than 30 foreign ambassadors representing countries across four continents joined Ambassador Sean P. Lawler, chief of protocol of the United States, on a visit to Clemson University’s innovation campus in Charleston.
The same technology that adds a sense of realism to video games will soon help teach students across the country about robotics in advanced manufacturing, starting in Greenville. Virtual reality is the centerpiece of a new program, TIME for Robotics, that will be created at the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development.
Top-level executives from some of South Carolina’s largest and most influential companies are coming together in Greenville on Oct. 9 for an unprecedented forum on how higher education can best partner with industry to meet the needs of advanced manufacturers.
Building with wood has a number of advantages. For the past five years, Clemson University’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute (WU+D) has been educating individuals in the Southeast about these benefits, including the fact wood takes less energy to produce than most other building materials, giving it a lower carbon footprint.
Clemson University has received a funding commitment from the Universal Service Administration Company Rural Health Care Program to bring high speed broadband technology to 102 health care sites across South Carolina to improve the efficiency of rural health outreach efforts. The three-year funding commitment amounts to $5.24 million with the possibility of renewal at the end of the term. The funding is set to streamline the way mobile clinics can operate in rural areas; provide an economic boost to South Carolina companies tasked with hardwiring sites and mobile clinics; and improve health outcomes for people in underserved communities.
The largest study of bullying prevention efforts in U.S. schools has revealed significant, sustained positive impacts from the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Researchers at Clemson University and the University of Bergen in Norway evaluated nearly 70,000 students across 210 elementary, middle and high schools in Pennsylvania over two years. A companion analysis assessed year-to-year changes in a subset of 95 schools over three years. The research documented clear reductions in student reports of being bullied and bullying others. Overall, the results were stronger the longer the program was in place.
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.
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.