Richie Parker can’t shake your hand, but that won’t stop him from endearing himself to you the minute you meet. When you get to know him, and see the things he’s accomplished in his young life, you can’t imagine him being any other way.
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.
Kate Gasparro said that when she thinks about her success, she goes back to the first conversation she had with fellow Clemson University alumnus Bob Hambright. Gasparro remembered she was applying for a leadership award that bears Hambright’s name when he impressed upon her the importance of self-examination, a lesson she took to heart. She went on to win the Norris Medal, the highest honor for an undergraduate at Clemson, and is now a Ph.D. student at Stanford University.
A Clemson researcher is testing an intelligent traffic controller system that communicates with cars and may mean you would never have to stop at red lights again.
Mica Grujicic, the Wilfred P. and Helen S. Tiencken Professor of Mechanical Engineering, died on Oct. 21, 2016 after a 3-year–2-month battle with stage 4 cancer. Grujicic received his Master of Science in 1978 from Belgrade University in the former Yugoslavia and his Ph.D. from MIT in 1983. He studied under the guidance of Walter […]
Hubbell Lighting Inc., a world leader in lighting innovation, and the Hubbell Foundation have pledged $250,000 to Clemson University to establish the Hubbell Foundation Engineering Scholarship Endowment.
Students from three elementary schools and one middle school visited Clemson University on Dec. 2 as part of a program that gives mechanical engineering majors a chance to design and build equipment while doing some good for the community and learning to interact with clients. The Clemson Engineering Design Expo is the final event of […]
A highly accomplished doctoral candidate who has been described as relentless in the lab and has studied under a high-ranking engineer in India’s Department of Science and Technology is the recipient of a fellowship that pays for a full year of graduate school at Clemson University. Monsur Islam, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, received $20,000 as the winner of the Hitachi High Technologies America Electron Microscopy Annual Fellowship.
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 […]
“Star Trek” characters could instantly summon any food in the galaxy by calling out to their computer, but until a replicator becomes available, real-life space explorers might have to grow their own crops. They will have some help from Clemson University’s Joshua Summers, who is beginning to lay the groundwork for deep-space farming as part of a NASA-funded study he is doing with the Boston company, Freight Farms.
Dick Harvin said that Clemson University gave him a head start on a 37-year career in the executive ranks of ExxonMobil and that he is showing his gratitude with the help of the company’s Matching Gifts program. Harvin and his wife, Tattin, have established an endowment for the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences […]
During his undergraduate career, not only did Patrick Andrews excel in the classroom, but he also excelled on the baseball field. Currently a graduate student at Clemson, Andrews’ academic and baseball talents still reign strong.
Hongseok Choi of Clemson University is the winner of an award that recognizes his three-year effort to connect engineering students with manufacturers across South Carolina. The international professional engineering society SME has selected Choi for a 2016 Distinguished Faculty Advisor Award. Choi, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, helped found SME’s student chapter at Clemson […]
Mohammed Daqaq of Clemson University is the winner of an award that recognizes the research he has done to develop “energy harvesters,” a new technology that could play a key role in helping monitor bridges for cracks and other signs of strain.
Yue “Sophie” Wang, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded the Warren H. Owen-Duke Energy Assistant Professorship of Engineering. The assistant professorship supports faculty members in the departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering. It was originally established by employees of what was then Duke Power Company in 1989 in honor […]