The United States faces an urgent shortage of skilled technical workers, according to a new National Science Board report that cites a Clemson University center, CA²VES, as an example of how partnerships could be part of the solution.
A Clemson University graduate who returned to his alma mater five years ago and became one of its top administrators is heading for Syracuse University, where he will serve as dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. J. Cole Smith graduated from Clemson in 1996, traveled the country to build his academic career […]
CLEMSON, S.C. – 100Kin10, a national organization dedicated to solving the STEM teacher shortage by 2021, announced today that South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics & Science joins 40 other new programmatic partners in its ranks this year. In addition to South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics and Science, new partners include Chicago Public Schools, National Board […]
Eighty Clemson University freshmen are participating in a new program that gives them a chance to ease into the challenging math courses that too often derail students’ dreams of becoming engineers. The program, Boyd Scholars, targets freshman engineering majors who need a little extra time to complete their required calculus courses. Students will take an […]
An environmental engineer who has made important contributions to clean-water research and served as a leader for his peers is winning Clemson University’s top award for postdoctoral fellows. Mohamed Ateia is receiving this year’s Clemson University Distinguished Postdoctoral Award, an honor that recognizes outstanding performance in scientific research, leadership, advocacy, outreach and teaching. Ateia has […]
Like so many great projects, the research that earned Ryan DeFever and Steven Hall three awards and a spot in a respected academic journal was fueled in part by coffee. “Steven and I had probably 25 walks to Starbucks and back– at least–during the course of this research,” DeFever said. “There was a lot of […]
The 2019-20 academic year began on a high note on Aug. 19, as Amy Apon and Mark Johnson received their endowed chair medallions in Littlejohn Coliseum’s Burton Gallery. Apon is the C. Tycho Howle Director of the School of Computing, and Johnson is the Thomas F. Hash ‘69 SmartState Endowed Chair in Sustainable Development. Endowed […]
Plants have helped cure disease and relieve pain since ancient times, and new research at Clemson University could help tap even more of their potential. Many plants hold promising pharmaceutical compounds but in quantities far too small to develop into marketable drugs. In some cases, the entire area of the United States could be farmed with a single crop and it would be enough to treat just a few patients.
An electrical engineer who sees big opportunities to commercialize technology in South Carolina and surrounding states is joining Clemson University as the new Warren H. Owen Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Toxic chemicals that refuse to break down in the environment and have been linked to health problems could be treated with a technology that Ezra Cates is advancing at Clemson University. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are man-made chemicals that have been used in a wide variety of commercial products, ranging from water-repellent fabrics […]
Hai Yao and Michael Kern were posing for a picture in a lab packed with microscopes, computers and other scientific equipment when the photographer asked, “How close are you?” Without hesitation, Kern threw an arm around Yao’s shoulders, and they beamed at the camera with the kind of familiarity that comes from working together for […]
Astronauts on deep-space missions won’t be able to run to the store for disinfectant wipes, but they may have another way of cleaning surfaces inside their spaceship, and it could involve human waste. Sudeep Popat of Clemson University is developing a way of making hydrogen peroxide for use on long-term space missions. He proposes to do it by feeding human waste to microbial fuel cells that produce hydrogen peroxide.
Four Clemson University researchers are bringing home some of the nation’s top awards for junior faculty members, an honor that comes with new opportunities to advance technology that could lead to a more sustainable environment, robotic cars and a faster, more-secure internet.
Allowing a self-driving car to do the driving may sound like a good idea when you’re stuck in traffic, but actually taking your hands off the steering wheel is another thing entirely. The discomfort that many people feel in turning over work to autonomous cars and robots in manufacturing is inspiring new research led by […]
Hongxin Hu of Clemson University is developing new security functions to protect computer networks from attacks, as each day brings another round of news about hackers exposing sensitive data. The new security functions include a virtual intrusion detection system that would detect attacks and a virtual firewall system that would repel them. A $500,000 CAREER […]