Ashley Padgett, senior wildlife and fisheries biology major at Clemson University, interned as a fisheries technician for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife service this past summer. Since childhood, Padgett has loved the outdoors, especially fishing, which influenced her dream to study wildlife and fisheries biology in hopes of making an impact in conservation efforts. “I […]
CLEMSON – If you’re wondering what’s abuzz in the Children’s Garden at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, come check out the new Pollinator Garden! The Susan K. Barr Pollinator Garden recently was installed at the Botanical Garden and serves as a place where children can learn about plants and pollinators. Pollinator gardens are planted and […]
In recognition of World Food Day on October 16, we are sharing how five Clemson faculty members are answering this global health crisis through programs that produce more nutritious crops to those that ignite physical activity, creating a healthier world for all. Scientists across the university’s seven colleges are working tirelessly to address health and food-related issues by finding ways to eliminate hunger, malnutrition and obesity.
Brian Ward is going beyond the seed to influence the food-to-table revolution in another way while also helping improve quality and productivity for farmers. He’s made a discovery that can revolutionize how farmers work and increase their organic output — a new fertilizer.
Malnutrition and obesity are health burdens the public needs to be aware of. By changing their food behaviors they can have a great impact on their communities beyond just themselves. Clemson associate professor Dil Thavarajah is responding to this crisis through scientific research and educational programs, working to find a solution.
Food does not simply go from the farm to the table any more. It doesn’t even go from the factory to the table. Most the ingredients of, say, a loaf of bread are shipped to the factory from an array of outside suppliers, who are often based in other countries. So why does it matter?
BLACKVILLE – With labor costs reaching more than 10 percent of farm revenue, Clemson University researchers are working to help American farmers keep more money in their pockets. Joe Mari Maja, a research sensor engineer at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center, has received a grant from Cotton Incorporated to design and develop a cotton […]
Students at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) unveiled their newest Deep Orange concept vehicle, sponsored by Honda R&D Americas Inc. (HRA). After two years, the 19-student team unveiled the high-performance, fuel-efficient motorsports prototype at the ALL-IN Auto Rally Ride & Drive event at Clemson University Saturday, Oct. 6.
CLEMSON – While plants may look healthy on top, what goes on underground could wipe out an entire crop. This is why a team of Clemson scientists is studying soybean plant roots to understand the roots’ ability to penetrate hardpan soil and gather nutrients and water from the soil. The goal is to someday create […]
Members of a multi-state project, led by Clemson peach breeder and geneticist Ksenija Gasic, meet to determine how to combat armillaria root rot – a disease that attacks almond, cherry and peach trees.
CLEMSON – Armillaria root rot is a devastating fungus that costs farmers millions of dollars in crop losses and for which there are no controls. A group of experts and industry representatives from states where this fungus attacks almonds, cherries and peaches recently met to discuss a project designed to help farmers build a defense […]
There was a time when solar and wind energy were novelties. But today many of the world’s electrical grids utilize some form of renewable energy to power their infrastructures. Experts agree this is just the tip of the iceberg and that so much more is possible if the world’s best minds can just figure out how to better share ideas and information. That’s the idea behind the IEEE Electronic Power Grid (eGRID) Conference Nov. 12-14 in North Charleston. The conference, which is being held in the United States for the first time, will be hosted by Clemson University.
Join Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) and Clemson Automotive Engineering on Saturday, Oct. 6, to show off your driving skills and take hot laps with professional drivers on a professionally-designed pop-up autocross course right on campus. The event is meant to complement, as well as highlight, the unveiling of CU-ICAR’s latest iteration of its Deep Orange project car, Deep Orange 9.
Building with wood has a number of advantages. For the past five years, Clemson University’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute (WU+D) has been educating individuals in the Southeast about these benefits, including the fact wood takes less energy to produce than most other building materials, giving it a lower carbon footprint.
Clemson’s department of parks, recreation and tourism management has gained a veteran of South Carolina’s state parks system as faculty this fall. Phil Gaines, a Clemson alum, began his tenure as director of South Carolina State Parks in 2005 and has enjoyed a 37-year career with the parks system. This fall, Gaines will teach a […]