South Carolina’s position as a national leader in advanced materials just got a giant boost. A team of researchers from 10 universities across the state has received a $20 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) to establish a new initiative: Materials Assembly and Design Excellence in South Carolina, or MADE in SC.
A seasoned business executive and Clemson alumnus with more than 20 years of experience in helping foster relations and recruit corporations to the state of South Carolina, has been named Clemson University’s associate vice president for the Office of Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives.
Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), through its management and operating company Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, is funding scholarships for up to 18 Clemson University students through its University Scholars Program.
Private gifts to Clemson University and IPTAY in the fiscal year ending June 30 set annual fundraising records for the university. The unprecedented $151.3 million raised this year includes $100.1 million in cash gifts, pledges and gifts-in-kind; $11.5 million in planned gifts; and $39.7 million raised by IPTAY through its annual fund to support athletics. Clemson’s second-annual Give Day contributed more than $2 million from 3,265 donors.
As the new Total Campus Marketing partner of Clemson University, JMI Sports has hired a 10-person sponsorship sales and client services team. Operating as Clemson Sports & Campus Marketing, the JMI Sports staff is working as an extension of Clemson University and Clemson Athletics to expand partnerships with corporate sponsors and enhance multimedia platforms.
Duke Energy is continuing to support two separate Clemson University summer programs for middle school girls and incoming university freshmen this year with an $85,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. Both programs are aimed at increasing diversity in the pipeline that carries talent from the classroom to the workplace.
Venture capitalist and Clemson alumnus Stuart McWhorter will serve the university as an executive-in-residence for six months beginning June 12 to assist with the creation of a strategic plan designed to drive Clemson’s efforts around entrepreneurship and economic engagement.
The Watt Family Innovation Center at Clemson University is hosting an Innovation Forum on "Disruptive Technologies: Impacts and Responses" from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. The event will be driven by discussions on how collaborations among universities and industries not only produce disruptive technologies, but also help to prepare for disruptions and lessen negative impacts.
Some of the automotive industry’s top experts will gather in Greenville on Tuesday and Wednesday to exchange the latest ideas on the future of transportation.
Clemson University’s bold research goals and thousands of students and professors have gained a powerful ally — analytics leader SAS. Through a new educational partnership, SAS and Clemson will provide research, software, services and funding to the university’s Watt Family Innovation Center.
Two of Clemson University’s most prominent colleges are collaborating in a first-of-its kind Executive in Residence partnership that will bring a global business leader’s experience and expertise to both schools. The College of Business and College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences have announced Jack Jones, retired vice president of Boeing’s aircraft assembly business in North Charleston, South Carolina, will become the colleges’ Executive in Residence, beginning this semester.
Many students come to Clemson University for the opportunity to learn through hands-on experiences in an academically challenging setting, but for graduate students in automotive engineering, who are learning how to optimize vehicle production, being hands-on is a little more challenging.
The Walmart Foundation and the U.S. Conference of Mayors announced Clemson University as one of this year’s U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund grant recipients for the school’s sustainable water and oil repellency fabric technology. Clemson University will receive more than $420,000 from the Walmart Foundation.
A leadership exchange that will help women in business identify their strengths and weaknesses and explore new strategies for success will kick off Feb. 8 in Greenville through a partnership between Duke Energy and the Clemson University MBA program.
The Clemson University Wood Utilization and Design Institute continues to add to its cadre of founding partners and has received a $50,000 boost to help support the advancement of the South Carolina wood industry.