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  • Freeman Hall expansion begins soon

    April 22, 2014

     Clemson University will soon begin expanding a building to make room for rapid growth in the industrial engineering department.  Freeman Hall’s addition will include new offices, conference rooms and a 108-seat auditorium. The $10-million project is expected to help attract top talent, while creating room for new faculty and staff as the department expands. The […]

  • Clemson University student wins $100,000 for machine-tool application

    April 22, 2014

    A Clemson University student has won $100,000 for an application she developed to help monitor cutting conditions in machine tools. Valerie Pezzullo, who is receiving her master’s degree in mechanical engineering in May, won first prize in the MTConnect Challenge 2 for “Machining Process Monitoring to Aid in Chatter Identification.” Her research advisor is Dr. […]

  • Robot could defend students against gun violence, professor says

    April 22, 2014

    Clemson University researchers have begun developing a remote-controlled robot they hope will help protect students against gun violence while inspiring them to study robotics and computer science.

  • Bioengineering team wins $10,000 in Lemelson-MIT contest

    April 21, 2014

    A team of Clemson University bioengineering students has won $10,000 for its work on a low-cost glucometer and test-strip system aimed at helping diabetics in Tanzania and other resource-poor settings.  Tyler Ovington, Alex Devon and Kayla Gainey were on the team that won a Lemelson-MIT “Cure it!” prize in the undergraduate category for their GlucoSense […]

  • Students learn about next-generation jobs in after-school programs

    April 21, 2014

    Hundreds of students in five Greenville County schools are involved in a new program that helps lay the engineering-and-science foundation that experts say will be needed to land jobs in modern manufacturing plants.

  • Clemson researchers to unveil ‘Project Hero’ to protect against gun violence

    April 21, 2014

    Clemson University researchers plan to gather at an Anderson school Tuesday to unveil a project that they said could help protect students against gun violence while inspiring them to study computer science and robotics.

  • Clemson University plays key role in updating nation’s electrical grid

    April 17, 2014

    Clemson University is working with industry to revolutionize how electricity is generated and delivered to homes and businesses as new technology opens the door to the first major overhaul of the electrical grid since it was built a century ago.

  • Clemson University lab naming brings together national leaders in optical fiber

    April 15, 2014

    A partnership between two national leaders in optical fiber will take center stage Wednesday when Clemson University names a lab after a company that has made a series of donations valued at more than $25,000.

  • Brumaghim recognized as a ‘Rising Star’

    April 9, 2014

    Clemson University Associate Professor Dr. Julia Brumaghim has received the 2014 Women Chemists Committee Rising Star award. This national award recognizes female scientists that are moving up to mid-level careers across all areas, including academic, industrial, government, and non-profit, and that have shown their dedication and promise for contributions to their fields. The award was […]

  • Three professors win governor’s awards for world-class research

    April 4, 2014

    Gov. Nikki Haley has recognized three Clemson University professors for the global impact of their research in optical materials science, nanoscale physics and environmental nuclear chemistry.

  • Emagine event aims to encourage Greenville students to consider engineering

    April 3, 2014

    A Clemson University team will travel to Greenville on Saturday to urge middle- and high-school students to consider careers in engineering, a fast-growing field filled with high-paying jobs.

  • U.S. commerce secretary touts education-industry partnership at CU-ICAR

    March 28, 2014

    The cutting-edge research and world-class education that are helping South Carolina play a leading role in the nation’s manufacturing revival took center stage Friday when U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited the Clemson University-International Center for Automotive Research.

  • Clemson adding international content to industrial engineering program

    March 27, 2014

    Clemson University is partnering with experts in Asia to help expand a master’s program that prepares engineers for leadership roles in the business of figuring out the best way to manage the flow of goods and materials needed for everything from retail to large capital projects.

  • Clemson alumni ice awards for ‘Frozen’

    March 19, 2014

    Two Clemson University alumni have been honored for their work on the Disney hit film “Frozen.” Marc Bryant is a graduate of the Digital Arts Program, and Jay Steele received his Ph.D. in computer science. Bryant was part of an animation team that recently received a Visual Effects Society (VES) award for its work on […]

  • Professor honored for pioneering semiconductor and solar-cell work

    March 14, 2014

    A Clemson University professor whose research has helped advanced the manufacture of computer chips and solar cells has won an award that recognizes outstanding technical accomplishments. Dr. Rajendra Singh is the 2014 recipient of the SPIE Technology Achievement Award. He did some of the fundamental work in rapid thermal processing, a technology that helped lay […]