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This Week at Clemson

June 28-July 13, 2014

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Summer camps

Middle and high school students participate in a variety of academic camps at Clemson through the summer. Many are hands-on camps that expose the kids to subjects like science, engineering and nature.

  • Through July 25: Camp Voyager: Young techies, gamers and engineers test their creativity and problem-solving skills at Camp Voyager. The camp is held at Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) headquarters in Pickens. Campers participate in activities that use such technologies as GPS navigation, Lego Mindstorms NXT robotics, video and digital cameras and video games. Camp Voyager sessions run through July 25.
  • Through Aug. 2: Clemson University Summer Scholars: For the past 30 years, Clemson University has offered a summer enrichment program for gifted middle and high school students. Some activities are nature study hikes; small group discussions with Clemson faculty; career and educational guidance; movies; tennis; swimming; trips to university laboratories, the John C. Calhoun House, the S.C. Botanical Garden, the Hanover House and the Clemson Forest. Sessions run through Aug. 2.

Other events

Friday (July 4)

Clemson University is closed for Independence Day.

Tuesday-Friday (July 8-11)

International trade in ceramic tile will be at stake this week as delegates meet at Clemson University to develop new standards for a building material that’s easy to take for granted but covers floors, walls and countertops around the world. Technical Committee 189 meets at the Madren Center through Friday. It’s part of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), based in Geneva, Switzerland. Decisions are expected to influence the global tile business at a time when the U.S. industry is bouncing back from years of factories moving overseas. For information, contact Paul Alongi (864-656-1050,

Tuesday (July 8), Thursday (July 10) and Tuesday (July 15)

Three finalists have been named for the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost position at Clemson University. They are Gregory Crawford, dean of the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame; Robert Jones, dean of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University; and Sheryl Tucker, dean of the graduate college and interim vice president for research and technology transfer at Oklahoma State University. There will be open campus forums with each of the candidates beginning the week of July 7.  Jones’ will be Tuesday, July 8; Tucker’s Thursday, July 10; and Crawford’s Tuesday, July 15. Each will be held in the Lee Hall No. 2 auditorium, Room 2-111, from 9 to 10:15 a.m. The forums will be streamed online at


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