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.
Clemson’s College of Education will introduce a new combined degree option that allows undergraduate students to more quickly earn a master’s degree and enjoy the benefits of extended teacher residency. The program replaces student teaching in a student’s final undergraduate semester with graduate education classes, and the following year is comprised of a year-round teacher […]
Marissa Shuffler, assistant professor in Clemson’s psychology department, recently became the first behavioral scientist at Clemson to receive the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program grant, often called the NSF CAREER award. Shuffler will use the award to help identify factors and design interventions that will improve teamwork across multiple disciplines.
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Researchers at Clemson University are hoping to learn more by using state-of-the-art molecular modeling and computer science techniques. Their efforts could help develop new ways of preserving food, studying climate, cryopreserving organs and protecting crops.
It’s no surprise that Jesse Dennis has a penchant for politics. The freshman economics and political science major grew up in the backyard of the nation’s hotbed of politics, has two politically active parents and a grandfather who served in Congress. “I guess you could say, by definition, I’m an activist, though I don’t view […]
Whether you call it experiential learning or an exercise in social engagement, the etiquette primer hosted by the College of Business this week sought to help students fine tune their soft skills. Forty business majors dined on chicken picatta at the Madren Center, but the four-course meal was secondary to students learning proper etiquette in […]
South Carolina is strengthening its advanced manufacturing credentials with the help of a Clemson University professor who has won an award that goes to a chosen few mechanical engineers.
Falling hardware costs have put virtual reality tantalizingly close to revolutionizing everything from how gamers battle aliens to how companies train employees, but the technology faces a troubling challenge that leaves some users sick to their stomachs. For some virtual-reality users, all it takes is a few seconds to come down with a case of […]
Lisa Bain, who specializes in toxicology in the College of Science’s department of biological sciences, was recently awarded a $367K grant from the National Institutes of Health to probe how arsenic exposure affects the process by which cells change during development.
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.
A Clemson doctoral student’s efforts to put the relationship between camping and “excessively involved parents” under the microscope have been honored by a national group of camp researchers and professionals.
New research at Clemson University is laying the mathematical groundwork for a new way that could give decision-makers hard data to consult and help take some of the guesswork out of moving forward, said Cole Smith, chair of the industrial engineering department.
A Clemson University professor who was called “one of the top academic researchers in the world” and whose long career has helped provide clean water to the globe is bringing home one of his profession’s top awards.
A new in-depth study published in Environment and Behavior from Clemson and North Carolina State researchers suggests parks and greenways could play a role in reducing crime. The study’s lead author, Brandon Harris, is a Ph.D. candidate in Clemson’s parks, recreation and tourism management department, and chose to center the research on his native Chicago […]