CLEMSON, South Carolina —Jeffrey (Ph.D. 1984) and Karen Gambrell Camm (B.S. 1982) know that Clemson is a special place. After all, the couple met on campus in the early 1980s when Karen visited a friend who happened to share an office with Jeff in Martin Hall. Jeff’s career trajectory was influenced by exceptional faculty and […]
CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson University Department of Physics and Astronomy faculty member Apparao Rao was selected as a 2020 Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS) for developing liquid-based scalable synthesis methods to manufacture carbon nanotubes — a class of nanomaterials used in numerous applications, including energy storage, medicine, electronics, and composites. MRS confers this […]
A team of researchers from Clemson University’s College of Science recently demonstrated that a novel double-helical MOF architecture, in a partially oxidized form, can conduct electricity that potentially makes it a next-generation semiconductor.
CLEMSON — College of Science graduate student Rebecca MacPherson, a member of professor Trudy Mackay’s research group, conducts genetics-based research that could someday translate into new approaches for treating children born with fetal alcohol syndrome. She’s also an advocate for increasing science literacy and sharing her results with the public. On March 12-13, MacPherson was […]
A study published March 9, 2020, in Genome Research titled “Gene Expression Networks in the Drosophila Genetic Reference Panel” is the culmination of years of research by Clemson University geneticists Trudy Mackay and Robert Anholt. Their groundbreaking findings could significantly advance science’s understanding of a number of genetic disorders. Overall, the study lends toward a greater understanding of gene regulatory networks that contribute to human health and disease.
A Clemson University College of Science researcher, together with a team of researchers, developed and demonstrated new optical imaging methods to monitor a single molecule in action. This fluorescence-based technique may accelerate the field of structural biology, helping scientists better understand how molecules are assembled, function, and interact, which in turn may aid in structure-guided drug design.
CLEMSON — A crime has been committed and 120 students at Westside High School in Anderson, S.C., will use science to help solve it. Someone has stolen the Clemson Tiger mascot’s costume, but thanks to DNA evidence left at the scene, the students can use forensic science to help catch the culprit. This was the […]
CLEMSON — Mathematician, magician and professor Arthur Benjamin brings his fast-paced presentation to campus, performing high-speed mental calculations, memorization tricks and other astounding math stunts. His talk, “The secrets of mental math,” will take place at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020, in the Watt Family Innovation Center auditorium. The lecture is free and open […]
CLEMSON, South Carolina — In the quest to develop more effective treatments for parasitic diseases like African sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and Leishmaniasis, scientists look for weaknesses in the organisms’ molecular machinery. These weaknesses can then be targeted with drug therapies designed to kill the parasites. While they’ve made significant strides in recent years, scientists […]
LIBERTY — With catchy musical numbers, colorful sets and characters, and interactive marine exhibits following the show, Something Very Fishy is an educational family-friendly event that demonstrates the importance of protecting our oceans and keeping them clean for all oceanic life and the overall health of our planet. The show is playing at the Pickens […]
CLEMSON — Ten motivated ninth through twelfth graders attended the first annual College of Science Tigers on Call II: Path to Health Professions event for high school students on Feb. 17, 2020, at Clemson University. The participants explored Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) career paths to becoming a doctor or other type of healthcare […]
CLEMSON — Jenna Carpenter, who was named by Dreambox Learning as one of the “10 Women in STEM who Rock” along with Chelsea Clinton and IT executive Marissa Mayer, will speak on campus about women’s contributions to the history of computing. Her talk, “Top Secret: Women’s Contributions to the History of Computing,” will take place […]
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) “Scilight” featured physics assistant professor Rama Podila’s latest cancer-detection biosensor work on World Cancer Day (Feb. 4, 2020). Podila and his graduate students Bipin Sharma and Prakash Parajuli developed a sensing technique to detect up to femtomoles of a particular protein (uPA) that indicates cancer metastasis. The team combined quantum mechanical […]
LIBERTY – The Sarlin Community Branch Library was transformed into a science lab Feb. 1 as Clemson chemistry students and area children created slime, dissolved Styrofoam and made glassware disappear as part of the third annual “Fun With Chemistry” outreach event. More than 20 students from the Chemistry Graduate Student Organization and Student Affiliates of […]
CLEMSON — William Kimler, an associate professor of history at North Carolina State University, will speak on campus about Charles Darwin and his vast contributions to holistic sciences. Kimler’s talk will focus on the global natural history fields that were emerging in the mid-1800s, while highlighting the innovation Darwin brought to ecology and evolution. His lecture […]