When Clemson takes on Notre Dame in the 2018 Cotton Bowl, a berth in the national championship game will be at stake. But on the universities’ respective campuses, teams of researchers are working together – Tiger and Fighting Irish – to tackle some heavy-hitting science and societal issues. Here, we present three collaborations that transcend the gridiron.
You’ll have to forgive Madeline Cordell if she seems a little anxious for Thursday’s 9:30 a.m. commencement at Clemson University. After all, the graduating senior has had a close brush with embarrassment before. “I almost took out the principal at my high school graduation,” she laughed. “I always seem to trip when I’m on stage. My family’s waiting to see what will happen. Maybe I’ll wear flip flops instead of heels.”
For the second year in a row, seven Clemson University faculty members received 2018 National Science Foundation Early Faculty Career Development Awards, one of the most prestigious awards to young faculty. From adapting the art of Japanese origami to structural engineering to predicting the earth’s response to space storms, these Clemson assistant professors apply their […]
The late Bert Henderson had a suggestion for Ken Smith about 25 years ago, when he was beginning to consider how he could give back to his alma mater, Clemson University. “Just start, give what you can now and grow it from there,” said Henderson, who was associate athletic director and director of IPTAY Planned […]
In between visits with Vietnam’s prime minister and Indonesia’s energy minister, Raymond Jones recently made time for his alma mater, Clemson University. Jones travels the world as a vice president with ExxonMobilProduction Company, but his roots will forever remain in the Upstate of South Carolina. Jones graduated from Clemson with a Bachelor of Science in […]
Joshua Summers, a professor of mechanical engineering at Clemson University, is the winner of the 2018 Kos Ishii-Toshiba Award given by the American Society for Mechanical Engineers Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle committee. The award recognizes “sustained and meritorious contributions to design for manufacturing and the life cycle.” Summers is the co-director of […]
As a child in East Asia, he loved Origami. Today, he uses it as part of his research. Folding paper into complex shapes helps researchers use the principles of geometry to envision new materials and structures. Meet Suyi Li. Title: Assistant professor Years at Clemson: 3 What I do at Clemson: Being a teacher, my role […]
U.S. Air Force Capt. William R. Austin II and his aircraft commander had out-maneuvered certain death hundreds of times before they got hit. A fighter pilot with the storied “Triple Nickel” 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Austin had flown 80 combat missions over North Vietnam in the powerful F-4 Phantom II despite the enemy’s attempts to […]
Faculty and students in one of Clemson University’s largest departments will start the fall semester with a new leader whose varied experience has taken him from NASA and the National Science Foundation to the founding of five start-ups and the halls of academia. Atul Kelkar is the new chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering […]
Austin Dollar of Clemson University is receiving the Chateaubriand Fellowship and will be heading to France to conduct research for eight months. Dollar is a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering studying under Ardalan Vahidi. The fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States and goes to outstanding Ph.D. students […]
Several years ago, a middle-school student met this Tiger at a Clemson EMAGINE event, which seeks to inform, inspire and engage K-12 students in STEM careers. On the way home, the student announced to his mother, “I want to be a mechanical engineer!” This Tiger is excited to inspire students and wants to ensure that […]
Joshua Bostwick of Clemson University is launching a new research project that could lead to improved drug delivery techniques and is made possible by one of the nation’s most prestigious awards for junior faculty members. Bostwick, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is receiving a $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.
New treatments for potentially fatal heart conditions could be ready for patients more quickly and less expensively with the help of a new research project led by Ethan Kung, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Clemson University.
A team of Clemson researchers is using a $398,263 award from the National Science Foundation’s Broadening Participation in Engineering program to examine factors that both encourage and discourage Black students from pursuing education in engineering fields. Researchers will also examine how different academic pathways in engineering vary by gender and institution type for Black students.
South Carolina strengthened its position as a fast-rising force in advanced manufacturing as Xin Zhao became the third Clemson University faculty member in four years to win an award recognizing young engineers who contribute to manufacturing. Zhao, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is receiving the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Detroit-based professional […]