What’s Happening at Clemson

April 20-28, 2019

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Monday (April 22)

Learn more about artificial intelligence from experts at the “Watson-in-the-Watt Artificial Intelligence Symposium 2019” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday in the Watt Family Innovation Center auditorium. IBM Watson has grown into a multifaceted AI platform with diverse applications, including for education. For more information, see this website or contact Hudson Smith (dane2@clemson.edu, 864-656-9409).

Wednesday (April 24)

Clemson University’s Pearce Center for Professional Communication will celebrate local partnerships and summer reading with Central Academy of the Arts students at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. This year, the Pearce Center is expanding its School Book Project by partnering with half a dozen Clemson University organizations to send more than 410 students at the Central Academy of the Arts home with books to read for the summer. The school is located at 608 Johnson Road, Central. For information, contact Lauren Andrews (landre5@g.clemson.edu, 864-654-1520).

Thursday-Friday (April 25-26)

More than 2,000 high school and college students, business professionals, educators, government officials and community leaders from around the country will gather at the Greenville Convention Center for Clemson’s Men of Color National Summit. Aimed at creating a pathway to college for young African-American and Hispanic males, the summit will feature talks from nationally known speakers and breakout sessions about such topics as Seven Steps to Make Adversity your Advantage” and “My Destiny Is Great; Now How Do I Get There?” For information, contact Wanda Johnson (wj@clemson.edu, 864-382-0449).

Friday (April 26)

Employers across the country will want to know if the college graduates about to head into the real world are ready to make the transition from the classroom to the workplace. It’s a concern that Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries has taken to heart. The group is best known for helping bring clean water to an area of Haiti hit hard by cholera. What has received less attention, though, is how the student-run group uses LinkedIn and a corporate structure to prepare students for careers. You can interview key students and organizers and get video at the CECD Summit. It starts at 3 p.m. Friday at the Humanitarian Engineering Research and Design Studio of Clemson University, 502 Lebanon Road, Pendleton. Call Paul Alongi for details at 864-350-7908 and learn more here.


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