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  • 'Food deserts' workshop highlights a growing concern across S.C.

    September 25, 2012

    Hundreds of thousands of people across South Carolina live in communities where access to supermarkets or large grocery stores is beyond reach. In agricultural terms, such areas are called “food deserts” — communities where healthy, affordable food is difficult to obtain.

    “For a growing population, healthy foods are much harder to come by in the modern world,” Clemson University professor Dave Lamie said. “For many, they sadly are beyond reach.”

  • Clemson opens testing lab at CU-ICAR

    September 11, 2012

    After again recognizing a key industry need, Clemson University today officially opened the Component Testing Laboratory at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research.

  • Clemson University study cites economic impact on state

    September 4, 2012

    More than $1.83 billion in economic output, nearly 25,000 jobs and a net return to state taxpayers of $77.4 million annually. That’s the sum of Clemson University’s economic impact on the state of South Carolina, according to a new study released Tuesday.

  • 2012 annual report highlights growth of CU-ICAR

    August 30, 2012

    With twice the alumni and more than three-times the number of research partners than a year ago, the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) continues to be the benchmark for economic development and a go-to venue for industry events.

  • Turfgrass industry leaders participate in Clemson field day

    August 28, 2012

    Clemson University turfgrass researchers presented the latest and most effective research-based turf management protocols to approximately 130 turfgrass industry leaders and golf course superintendents from across the state of South Carolina during the Clemson University Turfgrass Research and Education Field Day on Aug. 14.

  • Clemson economic development interns benefit from diverse experiences

    July 25, 2012

    NORTH CHARLESTON — It can take years for a career to move from a cubical to the boardroom. But Ben Gislason's summer internship at the Clemson University Restoration Institute regularly places him at tables with executives from the world’s top energy companies.

  • Zucker family to help build Clemson landmark, education center in Lowcountry

    June 14, 2012

    Standing at the site of what will be an iconic building named for her family, Anita Zucker, a champion for education in South Carolina, said a new wave of manufacturing will provide a wealth of opportunity for the state. With a shared vision, Clemson University will build a state-of-the-art education center at the Clemson University Restoration Institute on the former Navy base in North Charleston.

  • Clemson turbine test facility world’s most advanced, manager tells wind conference

    June 6, 2012

    Clemson University is building a testing facility that will have no rival in the highly competitive global wind industry, the project manager said Tuesday.

    The wind-turbine drivetrain testing facility under construction at the Clemson University Restoration Institute in North Charleston will be the world’s most advanced, said Jim Tuten. It will be the go-to facility to test next-generation wind turbines destined for wind farms anywhere in the world and designed and built for the specific needs of the industry.

  • Wind turbine test facility reaches milestone with massive concrete pour

    May 9, 2012

    With enough concrete to fill the trunks of more than 1,000 Chevy Impalas, construction of Clemson University’s Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility reaches a milestone Thursday when the foundation for the smaller test rig is poured.

  • Clemson opens Center for Emerging Technologies at CU-ICAR

    May 2, 2012

    Underscoring its reputation as a leader in collaboration, Clemson University Wednesday officially opened its first multi-tenant building at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR).