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  • Hai Yao appointed to new Ernest R. Norville Endowed Chair in Biomedical Engineering
    Paul Alongi | August 22, 2016
    Hai Yao, left, works in his lab in Charleston.

    A Clemson University professor who plays a key role in bringing together some of South Carolina’s leading minds for bioengineering research is the new Ernest R. Norville Endowed Chair in Biomedical Engineering. Hai Yao’s appointment comes as the result of a $1.5-million gift from Mitch and Carla Norville. Mitch Norville received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson in 1980, and the endowed chair is named after his father. Yao oversees the Clemson-MUSC Bioengineering Program as associate chair of the department of bioengineering.

  • Tata Trusts’ support of automotive engineering fellowships widens bridge between S.C. and India
    Paul Alongi | July 19, 2016

    South Carolina is broadening its connection to the world’s second most populous nation with the help of Ratan Tata, who has been called the father of modern industry in India and is funding fellowships that will pay for five Indian students to work toward automotive engineering degrees at Clemson University.

  • Simona Onori from Clemson automotive engineering honored as emerging leader in energy
    Paul Alongi | May 12, 2016

    A Clemson University researcher who is helping extend the life of hybrid car batteries and has been invited to share her knowledge around the world will add to a string of honors Thursday when she goes to Charlotte to be recognized as an emerging leader in energy.

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Public Service and Agriculture

  • Clemson Pee Dee REC boosts specialty crop research
    Scott Miller | September 29, 2016
    Clemson Extension specialist Tony Melton shows a 5-pound sweet potato to attendees of the Sept. 13 field day at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center.

    Massive, five-pound sweet potatoes being grown at the Clemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence could give South Carolina farmers an edge in potato production for canneries.

  • South Carolina Botanical Garden announces dates for fall plant sale
    Denise Attaway | September 26, 2016
    The Botanical Garden contains several miles of pristine trails that wind throughout the 295-acre tract.

    The South Carolina Botanical Garden Fall Plant Sale will be 2-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. The Friday sale will be open to members of Friends of the Garden, (memberships available at gate). The Saturday sale will be open to the public.

  • Clemson food safety workshop helps foodies bring their products to market
    Jonathan Veit | September 26, 2016
    Preparing food

    Food entrepreneurs who are puzzled about the rules and regulations for bringing their products to market are encouraged to attend Clemson Extension’s Food2Market Food Safety Workshop 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 11-12 at the Clemson University Restoration Institute, 1250 Supply St., North Charleston.



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