A group of researchers from the Clemson University College of Education will use a more-than-$950,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to partner with rural schools in South Carolina to make computer science fun and accessible to middle school students and those with learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral disorders. The research aims to help these students hone computer science skills that will likely be useful in many facets of their everyday lives, which researchers say can be achieved through a strong partnership with teachers.
A new smartphone app developed by a Clemson researcher is designed to aid coroners and forensic teams in determining time of death by improving the understanding of body decomposition. The app allows users to enter observations, photos and other information related to geography and crime scene data when uncovering human or animal remains. After years of use, app developers hope the data collected will allow a near-instant estimate of time of death in the field.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded a Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad Grant to Clemson University educators Kyle Anderson and Sarah Winslow. This grant will further build global service-learning and engagement opportunities in India for students and faculty.
The Office of Creative Inquiry and Undergraduate Research is committed to engaging students in research activities across campus – and at home. The University’s Creative Inquiry and Undergraduate Research programs engage more than 4,500 undergraduate students, in all academic disciplines, in team-based research and experiential learning each year. The Summer Creative Inquiry and Undergraduate Research programs will culminate in […]
When four South Carolina universities established a cooperative pathway to a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in education systems improvement science at Clemson University, they did so with the intention of seeing the program’s alumni quickly make positive, measurable impacts in education across the state. Fortunately, what they intended is already happening before the first cohort member has even graduated from the program. This kind of immediate productivity from students was inevitable when many of them are already working as administrators and leaders in the field of education. This particular brand of doctoral program hinges on institutions’ ability to make a program as applied as possible, so it should come as no surprise that they’re wasting no time putting lessons learned to use in their respective workplaces.
The University will temporarily waive standardized test scores as a requirement for applicants for the 2021-22 academic year in recognition of the challenges presented to prospective students and their families by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Call Me MISTER has introduced the Call Me MISTER Leadership Series, an ongoing, online speaker series designed to address topics ranging from practical instruction to leadership values. Program leadership developed the series in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it will take the place of and extend the program’s usual summer leadership institute, which was abbreviated due to the pandemic. Program coordinators plan to use the series to address teaching and learning during the pandemic as well as protests that have occurred across the U.S. revolving around race, police brutality and issues involving statues and building names.
A new endowed chair position in Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences (CBSHS) has been created to specifically research aging and its effects on a variety of issues related to brain functioning. Dr. Lesley A. Ross will serve as the SmartLIFE Endowed Chair in Aging and Cognition, the first endowed chair in the college. Ross will be a tenured faculty member in the psychology department and will work collaboratively across the college and university on research related to aging and cognition. She will serve as associate director for the Clemson University Institute for Engaged Aging and will have dedicated laboratory space at the Oconee County Campus of Prisma Health.
A Clemson University faculty member has earned a prestigious Spencer Foundation Grant to study how rural school leaders navigate communities to improve educational equity. According to Daniella Sutherland, assistant professor in Clemson’s College of Education, the research is the first of its kind to study this issue specifically in rural schools. Sutherland and her research team seek to understand the specific challenges rural leaders encounter and the strengths they can utilize as they try to create equitable schooling practices. They hope to aid educators in the South Carolina, West Virginia and Vermont schools they are studying and intend the lessons learned to be applied to any rural area across the country as results are finalized.
Clemson’s College of Education will partner with Florence School District 1 to provide a full cohort of the school district’s teachers its certificate of online teaching. The certificate program addresses concepts such as instructional design, strategies to enhance engagement and the evaluation of student learning in online formats and will allow the teachers to apply to the South Carolina State Department of Education for an add-on endorsement in online teaching. According to College of Education faculty, the sudden need for educators to transition to online formats during the COVID-19 pandemic has made continuing education programs focused on online and hybrid delivery especially attractive to school districts.
An article written by Clemson University faculty argues that black youth face challenges that shape where they play, who they play with and how they engage in recreational activities. The article, “Playing While Black,” has gained attention from scholars across the U.S. since it was first published in Leisure Sciences, an interdisciplinary journal. The article emphasizes the significant role that racial profiling has on creating a sense of danger associated with participating in recreational activities in public spaces.
Three Clemson University seniors and three graduate students received Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation.
To the Clemson Community: These are challenging times unlike anything I have seen in more than 30 years of working in higher education. I know many of you are concerned about your health, and the health of your loved ones – we are, too. In fact, every decision we have made over the past few […]
Clemson has introduced wheelchair tennis as its first adaptive sports team, making it one of only a few across the U.S. Faculty working in recreational therapy and a student formed the team, which has already competed in collegiate tennis matches. Those same faculty members are actively recruiting in an effort to grow the team and eventually begin more adaptive sports programs at Clemson.
Clemson faculty member Andrew Whitehead has co-authored a new book on Christian nationalism in the U.S. The book, “Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States,” draws on national survey data and 50 in-depth interviews with Americans from across the political spectrum. Whitehead will discuss the book, its findings and his extensive research in this area Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in the Watt Family Innovation Center, Room 109.