New insights into the impact forests have on surface temperature will provide a valuable tool in efforts to mitigate climate change, according to a new research paper co-authored by Clemson University scientist Thomas O’Halloran. For the first time, scientists have created a global map measuring the cooling effect forests generate by regulating the exchange of water and energy between the Earth’s surface and the atmosphere.
High-performing college students interested in health-related professions soon will be able to apply for graduate school through two innovative initiatives offered by Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina. Starting in fall 2017, the collaboration will reduce student debt and increase the number of highly skilled, highly trained professionals entering South Carolina’s workforce.
A Clemson University researcher is letting her fingers do the talking with a new project that could lead to more realistic hand movements for animated movies, video games and a range of virtual reality simulations.
Clemson University has launched a new “Eclipse Over Clemson” web page and blog devoted to the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.
The US Play Coalition’s 2017 Conference on the Value of Play: Where Design Meets Play will take place April 2-5 at Clemson University’s Madren Center. This year’s conference will focus on the many facets of play just as it has in recent years, but there will be a special emphasis on the design of areas that facilitate it.
Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, a Clemson University alumnus, emeritus professor and survivor of the Bataan Death March during World War II, will walk Sunday in the Bataan Memorial Death March in New Mexico. It will be his 10th time in the march and just four months short of his 100th birthday. The start of the annual Bataan Memorial Death March is a raucous affair. The sound of cannon fire sends 7,000 hard-charging and motivated athletes surging across the starting line into the New Mexican desert under a vibrant orange and violet sunrise. They whoop and cheer as they embark on one of the most legendarily grueling sporting events in America.
The big dance has begun! You can bet this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will have Cinderella stories and bracket busters. It’s not called March Madness for nothing. From a field of 68 teams, only four will make it to the Final Four and only one will be crowned the champion. But that doesn’t make the 67 other teams losers. The real winners will be the players who look beyond the final score.
A Clemson researcher is testing an intelligent traffic controller system that communicates with cars and may mean you would never have to stop at red lights again.
A fungus that grows throughout the southeastern U.S. shortens the life of peach trees from 15 to five years. But a new method, planting trees with their roots exposed, puts the trees out of reach of the fungus.
Clemson University doctoral student A.D. Carson is many things — poet, activist, and rap artist to name a few — but “typical Ph.D. candidate” is not one of them. So when it came to writing a dissertation, he couldn’t simply write a traditional one. Instead, he produced a 34-song rap album that already has the internet buzzing.
Research aimed at creating a new biosensor that would help military investigators search for signs of nuclear activities, including weapons development, is moving forward under the leadership of a former naval officer who now is a Clemson University faculty member.
Todd Anderson, an assistant professor of art at Clemson University, is a printmaker, skilled at transferring beauty and wonder from landscapes onto paper to share his experiences with the public. “I think we all understand that the world is changing in sweeping and dramatic ways,” Anderson says, his voice quiet and earnest. “My belief is that those places need to be seen, they need to be experienced and they need to be creatively documented.” Since its founding 100 years ago, Glacier National Park has lost more than 80 percent of its glaciers. Over the past six years, Anderson says, he hiked more than 500 miles through that park for a project called “The Last Glacier.” The art has been acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress and other libraries and personal collectors.
The non-fiction book and its film counterpart “Hidden Figures” revealed the genius behind the American space race in the 1960s: a cohort of black women who, despite segregation and discrimination, applied their genius in math and engineering to help send our rockets and astronauts into space and bring them back safely.
3rd — Clemson students rank #3 among colleges where their students love these colleges, Princeton Review.
Researchers from Clemson and the University of Alabama team up for two important projects: one seeks to understand what causes war, the other looks to the sky for answers.