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This Week at Clemson

January 24 – February 1, 2015

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Saturday (Jan. 24)

Charleston-area middle and high school students will build towers, program driverless cars and perform other activities to expose them to the kinds of real-world jobs they may be doing if they choose careers in engineering. Emagine! will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the SCE&G Innovation Center at the Clemson University Restoration Institute (former Charleston Navy Base) 1250 Supply St. in North Charleston. Clemson faculty members and students will be taking Emagine! to Rock Hill (Feb. 7), Orangeburg (Feb. 21), Florence (March 7) and Greenville (April 18). For information, contact Paul Alongi (864-350-7908, palongi@clemson.edu).

Monday (Jan. 26)

Virtual reality simulations made at Clemson University are providing a glimpse into what the future of workforce education could look like as President Obama pushes forward with a proposal to make community college free for qualifying students. In one simulation, students navigate a factory from a first-person viewpoint, but instead of zapping zombies as they might in a game, they look for safety violations. You can interview the researchers and get photos and video of the simulations at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Meet in front of McAdams Hall. Call Paul Alongi for details at 864-350-7908.

Tuesday (Jan. 27)

Canada Consul General Louise Blais and Clemson board of trustees chairman David Wilkins, former U.S. ambassador to Canada, will be among the speakers at a conference of forestry industry leaders and technology innovators from Canada and South Carolina that will expand trade opportunities in the $17 billion S.C. forestry industry. It will be in the Harris A. Smith building at 320 Fernow St. Ext. on campus. For information, contact Jonathan Veit (veit@clemson.edu, 864-656-6463). Blais will be available to speak to media at 10:45 a.m. in the Smith building. She will be at CU-ICAR in the afternoon for meetings related to the auto industry. For information about her visit, contact Kimberly King (404-536-1545, Kimberly.king@internation.gc.ca) or John Gouch (864-656-3859, jgouch@clemson.edu).

Tuesday-Wednesday (Jan. 27-28)

Students will be able to network with representatives of more than 200 companies and organizations at the Spring Career Fair from noon to 5 p.m. at Littlejohn Coliseum. For information, contact John Gouch (864-656-3859, jgouch@clemson.edu).

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