Hundreds of students who transfer from South Carolina technical colleges to Clemson University will soon be eligible for scholarships as part of a new program backed by nearly $5 million from the National Science Foundation. The plan calls for more than 300 transfer students to receive $3 million in need-based scholarships over the five-year life of the grant, said Christopher Kitchens, the program’s principal investigator and associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Clemson.
Clemson University has been recognized as a First Forward Institution by NASPA’s Center for First-Generation Student Success. This designation recognizes universities that have shown a commitment to the success of their first-generation student populations. Clemson’s FIRST Generation Success Program does just that. About 14 percent of Clemson’s undergraduates are first-generation college students and FIRST provides these students with a support system as well as tools to encourage success in college.
The efforts of Clemson University to increase opportunities for students and faculty to engage globally continue to move forward with the creation of a $250,000 endowment and a $250,000 fund thanks to a donation from the Michael W. Schwehr Family of The Woodlands, Texas. The gift will create the Schwehr Family Global Service Learning Annual and Schwehr Family Global Service Learning Endowment, both of which will support service-learning, research and engagement in under-resourced communities.
Clemson University sophomore Caleb Todd, a Presidential Scholar in the Calhoun Honors College, was recently named a 2019 Ernest F. Hollings Scholar, a major award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that includes a full-time summer internship at an NOAA facility.
Charleston’s technology industry is growing like sea oats on a sand dune and could soon sprout fresh sprigs as Clemson University plants the seeds for new cybersecurity initiatives at its campus overlooking the Cooper River. Two faculty members, Harlan Russell and Kelly Caine, are relocating to the Charleston area for a year to take the lead in creating the initiatives, which will be offered at the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center in North Charleston.
Mimaki USA has placed a full-color commercial 3D printer at Clemson University’s Sonoco Institute for Packaging Design and Graphics for students to learn about the 3D printing workflow and create detailed product and package samples.
Clemson University Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology Drew Lanham's essay, “Gone Forever,” has been chosen for the prestigious “The Best American Essays 2019," an annual anthology of magazine articles published in the United States that was started in 1986.
The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement (CERRA) has selected Clemson University to participate in its teaching fellows program beginning in fall 2020. The mission of the program is to recruit talented high school seniors into the teaching profession and help them develop leadership qualities.
Honda R&D Americas, Inc. will be the co-sponsor for Deep Orange 11, a sustainability-focused concept vehicle to be conceived and designed by automotive engineering students at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR).
Ten top high school students from around the country have been selected to enter the Clemson University National Scholars Program this fall.
The Clemson University board of trustees recently approved new academic degree programs in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, including the nation’s first Ph.D. program in Digital History. Trustees also voted to create a new Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design.
Senior biochemistry and genetics major Jason Erno of Columbia is the recipient of Alpha Lambda Delta’s Maria Leonard Graduate Fellowship in the amount of $6,500 for the 2019-20 academic year. Erno will use the fellowship stipend toward his pursuit of a degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Erno is scheduled to graduate from Clemson University on May 10.
An initiative in Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS) to promote the development of entrepreneurial ideas and skills, the Cultivate.CAFLS Showdown was held April 10 at the Watt Family Innovation Center Auditorium. It featured seven teams presenting their projects with the winning team taking home $2,000 to be used to further advance their project.
For the third year in a row, Clemson Master in Architecture students have been recognized by the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE). Each year, the COTE Top Ten for Students competition celebrates sustainable design excellence, and this year Clemson students produced two of the 10 winning proposals from across the country.
A select group of Clemson University undergraduates have just returned from Louisville, Kentucky where they participated in a Meeting of the Minds with other Atlantic Coast Conference students.