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CLEMSON, South Carolina – In high school, students are taught that research revolves around the scientific method: start with a question, formulate a hypothesis, design and perform an experiment, collect and analyze the data, draw a conclusion, and publish the results. The reality, though, which many students subsequently learn in college, is that research is […]
Wielding state-of-the-art technologies and techniques, Clemson astrophysicists have added a novel approach to quantifying one of the most fundamental laws of the universe – the expansion of the cosmos.
CLEMSON – An aspiring physician, Biological sciences sophomore Aimey Jimm knows how important the MCAT exam will be someday for getting into medical school. What she didn’t realize until recently was the role the interview will also play in medical school admissions. “I never really thought about what happens after the big exam,” said Jimm, […]
The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) has announced seven researchers will be awarded fiscal year 2020 Technology Maturation Fund grants to support them as they embark on the crucial last stage needed to move their technology from innovation to commercialization.
CLEMSON — Vanderbilt University assistant professor Steven Townsend, whose groundbreaking research has shown how human milk sugars help protect infants against dangerous pathogens, will speak at Clemson University on Nov. 7. Townsend and his team are unraveling the science of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) and how they maintain the balance of good and bad bacteria […]
For millions of years, symbiotic bacteria have lived inside the gill cells of Lucinidae clams found in seagrass meadows located mainly along tropical coasts, such as the Florida Keys. These bacteria play a crucial role in the clam’s survival while also contributing to the overall health of the seagrass in which the clams live. As important as the bacteria are, little was known about their makeup until now. Scientists at Clemson University have recently published a paper indicating that the bacteria are more taxonomically diverse than previously thought.
Clemson University researcher Jennifer Mason is working to understand how DNA strands damaged during replication may play a role in causing cancer, leading to better treatment strategies.
Kevin James, who is known for bringing number theory research and education programs to Clemson University, has been named founding director of the new School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences in the College of Science. His appointment will take effect Nov. 1.
The Clemson Young Alumni Council has recognized Ramakrishna Podila of Pendleton with the Roaring10 award. Each year, the Clemson Young Alumni Council names 10 alumni to its “Roaring10,” recognizing outstanding young alumni for their influence in business, leadership, community, education and philanthropic endeavors.
CLEMSON — Rama Podila (PhD physics 2011), an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, was named a 2019 Roaring10 recipient by the Clemson University Young Alumni Council. This award recognizes young alumni who have made an impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors. The author of more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and two […]
The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences and the Clemson Actuarial Club (CAC) hosted their Sixth Annual Actuarial/Financial Math Expo on campus September 24th. Representatives from 15 companies were present to discuss internships and full-time positions at their firms – double the number of employers since the Expo started five years ago. Of the approximately […]
CLEMSON, South Carolina — Clemson University College of Science professor Hong Luo has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop genetically improved and more robust turfgrass and switchgrass. These perennial plants represent a multibillion-dollar segment of the U.S. agricultural economy. Covering millions of acres […]
Clemson University assistant professor Ben Jaye recently won a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development award — the first member of the College of Science’s school of mathematical and statistical sciences to receive this award.
CLEMSON — Educator, scientist, executive and former U.S. congressman Rush D. Holt shared his unique perspective on the important role science plays in a democracy on September 10, 2019, when he presented the lecture “Science and the Citizen” on campus to Clemson faculty and students. According to Holt, opinion and ideology have displaced evidence in […]
When she was a young child, Clemson astrophysics graduate student Jordan Eagle enjoyed viewing the stars and planets with her father. “Looking through the telescope with him really ignited my interest in the universe,” she said. In January, Eagle will begin a two-year research project at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, courtesy of a Chandra X-ray Observatory pre-doctoral fellowship, which provides her with funding to complete her doctoral work.