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  • Research led by Clemson University could help revolutionize transportation
    Paul Alongi | January 17, 2017
    Mashur "Ronnie" Chowdhury

    Mashrur "Ronnie" Chowdhury envisions a future in which car accidents will be reduced to virtually zero and drivers will travel down some of the state’s busiest roads without stopping for a single traffic light. It could begin to happen in as little as a decade, he said, with the help of a new center that will based out of Clemson University with $1.4 million in startup financing from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

  • Clemson to play leading role in $253-million plan to use more robots in advanced manufacturing
    Paul Alongi | January 13, 2017
    Venkat Krovi, the Michelin Endowed Chair in Vehicle Automation, is helping Clemson University play a leadership role in the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute.

    Clemson University experts will help develop next-generation robots and play a leading role in training the workers who operate them as part of a $253-million plan that aims to fill 510,000 potential new manufacturing jobs across the country by 2025.

  • South Carolina strengthens position as advanced manufacturing hub with BMW endowed chair
    Paul Alongi | December 12, 2016

    A Clemson University researcher who is creating the technology and educational programs that could give the United States an edge in the competitive world of advanced manufacturing is the new holder of an esteemed faculty position endowed by BMW, an anchor of the South Carolina economy.

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Public Service and Agriculture

  • Clemson Extension growing longleaf pine tree stand for education
    Denise Attaway | February 16, 2017
    Site at the Clemson Sandhill REC where Ryan Bean is planting longleaf pine trees.

    Clemson Extension forestry and natural resources agent Ryan Bean has his sights set on turning three acres of land at the Clemson Sandhill Research and Education Center into an educational opportunity for South Carolina landowners.

  • Analyst sees ‘miracle year’ for peanut growers
    Scott Miller | February 15, 2017
    Peanuts generated more than $52 million in South Carolina in 2015.

    The global market badly needs peanuts, one market expert pleaded to more than 400 growers at the annual South Carolina Peanut Growers Meeting organized by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service.

  • Clemson workshop to help SC food processors comply with FSMA
    Denise Attaway | February 9, 2017
    Peach trees in bloom in the spring at the Clemson University Musser Fruit Research Farm.

    Clemson University experts are ready to help South Carolina farmers and food processing facilities meet requirements brought about by the biggest change in food safety laws in 70 years. The law is the Food Safety Modernization Act and, to help people be in compliance with the new legislation, Clemson University is providing FDA-approved training for anyone interested in becoming certified Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals.


  • Clemson student and professors presenting at South Carolina Automotive Summit
    February 16, 2017

    The South Carolina Automotive Council (SCAC) will highlight the state’s automotive technology strength at the sixth annual South Carolina Automotive Summit. The event, which will take place Feb. 20-22 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, will attract more than 250 industry thought-leaders, top executives and rising stars.

  • Clemson staff members win eight communication awards
    Ken Scar | February 16, 2017

    The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III recognized the work of Clemson University staff members with awards for their outstanding achievements in media, design and communications in 2016 at its recent annual awards ceremony in Nashville.

  • Clemson’s parks, recreation and tourism management department appoints new chair
    Michael Staton | February 13, 2017
    Wayne Freimund

    Clemson University’s parks, recreation and tourism management department has appointed Wayne Freimund as chair of the department. Freimund comes from the University of Montana, where he served as interim dean and professor of parks and protected area management in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation.


Clemson University awarded degrees to more than 1,300 students at the fall 2016 graduation ceremony.

Video from the morning ceremony and the afternoon ceremony

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