College can be a daunting adjustment for some. Even the most gifted scholars struggle with the process of acclimating to a new home, meeting new friends and tackling a rigorous course load. For Zach Boykin, it’s why he opted to take part in a three-week introductory program that allowed him to live on Clemson University’s […]
STEM Day, a PEER and WISE outreach program brings together underrepresented middle school students from the Upstate to Clemson University for an introduction to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Hands-on activities and demonstrations, led by Clemson faculty and students, let these young people know about careers and related opportunities available in science […]
Walter Lee said a running joke started when he attended a program at Clemson University during one of his summers off from Goose Creek High School. “You skipped basketball camp to go to a science camp at Clemson?” he remembers his friends asking incredulously. He did, and the decision helped set him on a path […]
Clemson University served as a launching pad for Vanessa Ellerbe Wyche, whose barrier-breaking career has positioned her as the first African American to serve as deputy director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. She is literally shooting for the moon and beyond in her new job, as NASA prepares to launch astronauts from Florida and for […]
Clemson University’s PEER & WISE program is receiving the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The Inspiring Programs in STEM Award honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Diversity in STEM fields is important because it better reflects that makeup of today's population, it keeps us relevant with our competitors and it allows us to innovate to meet the needs of a diverse society.
Graduating from high school is a big deal in Blackstock, SC. Graduating from college is an even bigger deal. This Tiger, a Blackstock native, achieved those distinctions and wants students to achieve the same success.
Tony Elliott returned to his engineering roots on July 13 when he spoke to about 50 incoming freshmen who are getting a head start on campus life as part of a program made possible in part by Duke Energy. Elliott is co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach for the Clemson Tigers, but his connection to […]
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.
About 100 Girl Scouts filled some of Clemson University’s labs and classrooms on Feb. 25 to learn how they might seek careers in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM. The Clemson programs PEER and WISE collaborated on “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” with Lockheed Martin and the Girl Scouts of South Carolina […]
Two programs that have been credited with making a difference for thousands of students celebrated the opening of the new Fluor Study Hall with a room full of distinguished guests, including several Fluor Corporation representatives and Clemson University President James P. Clements. PEER and WISE share Fluor Study Hall, which is in a remodeled section […]
When class ended, John McAdams packed his computer into a backpack and joined a group of students who were filing out of Freeman Hall and heading to Palmetto Ballroom for lunch. McAdams and the other incoming freshman in his class had begun their Clemson University education more than a month before the official start of […]
Serita Acker is working to expand two programs that help encourage diverse groups of students to study science, technology, engineering and math– and stick with it once they start. Acker began working with the programs PEER and WISE in 1995 and now serves as director over both organizations. PEER stands for Programs for Educational Enrichment […]
Freddy Paige said that when he visited Clemson University as part of a summer program before his freshman year, he jumped directly into calculus, brushing aside suggestions that he start with pre-calculus. “When I came to Clemson, I didn’t want to show weakness academically,” Paige said. “I felt like I wasn’t supposed to be there, […]
Last spring more than 120 U.S. engineering schools pledged to educate a new generation of engineers equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society. The commitment came in the form of a letter that was presented to President Obama at the White House Science Fair. Among the signatories was Clemson’s Anand Gramopadye, […]