Clemson faculty researchers are using a near $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help computer science teachers across South Carolina develop teaching methods that better serve the state’s diverse population. The research aims to broaden participation in computer science by improving teaching methods and discovering what does and doesn’t work in computer science classrooms for different student audiences.
The South Carolina Department of Education and Commission on Higher Education have officially approved the Clemson University College of Education’s STEAM education endorsement, making it the first such endorsement in the U.S. The endorsement acts as a seal of approval for recipients of Clemson’s STEAM teaching certification, which trains teachers to use educational approaches that incorporate science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics.
Twenty-three researchers from across the state are coming together to learn more about why students make it through calculus on their way to an engineering degree and why others falter and abandon engineering altogether.
The 500 students who study civil engineering at Clemson University and the 28 faculty members who teach it can expect changes as part of a groundbreaking restructuring that is backed by $2 million from the National Science Foundation. The project will be the first major restructuring of the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering in 50 years and is aimed at creating a model for academic departments around the nation to follow.
Lisa Benson of Clemson University is beginning to make plans for her five-year term as editor of the Journal of Engineering Education, the nation’s premier publication for research in the field.
Professions that keep the Upstate economy humming will come sharply into focus as Clemson University researchers conduct a nationwide probe into what can be done to help university and college faculty members develop into better teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Mindy and Megan Earnest are fraternal twins who could easily pass for identical. Both are engineering majors in the Calhoun Honors College and active in Tiger Band. It’s easy to see how people get them confused — just ask some of the people who have mistakenly had a conversation with one sister expecting her to […]
One of Clemson University’s newest faculty members is working to develop an online dashboard that could become the WebMD of academic advising, helping students make the crucial decisions that can mean the difference between dropping out and graduating. Marisa Orr envisions an academic dashboard that would help students review decision-making strategies, track study habits and […]
Julie Martin, associate professor in the Department of Engineering and Science Education, is the winner of the 2016 Excellence in Mentoring Award from Graduate Student Government. The award provides encouragement for hard-working mentors who are making a difference at Clemson University. Martin was nominated by three of the students she is mentoring, Rachel Anderson, Stacey […]
Seven Clemson University students have received Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation, and five others received honorable mention awards in the national competition.
A professor who has studied PCB contamination in Hartwell Lake’s tributaries was named leader of Clemson University’s engineering and science education department. Cindy Lee has been serving as the department’s interim chair and now has the position permanently.