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  • Photo of Vince Richards

    Clemson genomic migration analysis shows antibiotic resistance moving from humans to animals

    September 12, 2019

    A Clemson University professor’s research has documented the movement of antibiotic resistance in humans into animal species. College of Science researcher Vincent Richards recently published results that draw attention to reverse zoonosis, or pathogens moving from human populations to animals.

  • Representatives from Wells Fargo are joined by Emerging Scholars and Call Me MISTER participants

    A partnership for life-changing opportunities

    September 12, 2019

    Since 1981, Wells Fargo has given more than $4 million to Clemson University. Among its many contributions, the company has established the Wells Fargo Student Scholarship Endowment within the College of Business, awarding more than 100 scholarships to date. The company’s dollar-for-dollar employee matching program has also provided substantial support. With 350 Clemson alumni working for Wells Fargo, the program has generated more than $760,000.

    Clemson recently celebrated another gift from Wells Fargo – an additional $300,000 gift benefitting Emerging Scholars and Call Me MISTER. $175,000 will support Call Me MISTER and $125,000 will benefit Emerging Scholars

  • Sounding rocket launch

    Clemson physicists lead rocket missions to further explore the wonders of Earth’s atmosphere

    September 11, 2019

    Clemson University physicists will conduct a pair of three-year rocket missions funded by NASA Heliophysics designed to deepen our understanding of the visible and invisible mechanisms that modulate energy into Earth’s atmosphere.

  • Man sits in NASA control center working on computer.

    Physicist Miguel Larsen receives NASA’s top honor for pioneering work on Earth’s upper atmosphere

    September 10, 2019

    Clemson University College of Science professor emeritus Miguel Larsen, who has fundamentally changed the scientific community’s understanding of the Earth’s upper atmosphere, received NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal on Aug. 28 at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. The medal is the highest honor the space agency bestows to non-government personnel.

  • David Allison at podium

    Architecture + Health program director David Allison receives lifetime achievement and Changemaker awards

    September 10, 2019

    David Allison, director of the graduate program in Architecture + Health at Clemson University, has received two national honors as a leader in health care design and architecture: The American College of Healthcare Architects Lifetime Achievement Award and the Center for Health Design’s Changemaker Award.

  • Two students bend over, working on a robotic arm.

    Clemson remains highly ranked in U.S. News and World Report rankings

    September 9, 2019

    Clemson University continues to be recognized as one of the top public universities in the country, coming in at No. 27 in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report ranking of 381 overall national universities. Among key metrics released by the U.S. News & World Report, Clemson’s graduation rates and freshmen retention rates remain in the top 25 among public universities, far exceeding the national averages and remain at historical highs for the university.

  • Photo of graduate looking at a diploma

    Clemson awards degrees at summer graduation ceremony

    August 9, 2019

    Clemson University conferred more than 1,000 degrees during the summer graduation ceremony at Friday in Littlejohn Coliseum. 

  • Photo of students at a career fair

    Career Services at Clemson are No. 1, according to new Princeton Review ranking

    August 6, 2019

    Becoming employment-ready is a goal of most college students and Clemson University’s Career Center is successfully helping many of them achieve that goal. In the new Princeton Review guide, “The 385 Best Colleges,” Clemson is ranked No. 1 in the Best Career Services category.

  • Two female and one male student in caps and gowns laugh while holding their diplomas open during their graduation ceremony.

    Clemson University sets record with more than $176 million in giving

    July 18, 2019

    Clemson University had another record-breaking year in fundraising with more than $176 million received from private gifts and IPTAY support during the fiscal year that began July 1, 2018, and ended June 30, 2019.

  • Patrick Warren, Darren Linvill in Social Media Listening Center

    National security agencies tap Clemson professors’ Russian trolling research

    July 16, 2019

    Research by two Clemson University professors on Russian social media trolling has drawn the interest of U.S. agencies charged with protecting the country’s national security. Patrick Warren, associate professor in the John E. Walker Department of Economics and Darren Linvill, associate professor in the department of communication, have shared their extensive research on Russian social media disinformation campaigns with the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, the Department of Homeland Security, other federal law enforcement agencies and more recently, U.S. Army Cyber Command.

  • Sudeep Popat (center) holds a microbial fuel cell while working with his students at Clemson University's L.G. Rich Environmental Research Laboratory.

    Astronauts could turn waste into hydrogen peroxide with help of Clemson University research

    July 15, 2019

    Astronauts on deep-space missions won’t be able to run to the store for disinfectant wipes, but they may have another way of cleaning surfaces inside their spaceship, and it could involve human waste. Sudeep Popat of Clemson University is developing a way of making hydrogen peroxide for use on long-term space missions. He proposes to do it by feeding human waste to microbial fuel cells that produce hydrogen peroxide.

  • Assistant professor Rajan Sekhon conducts research.

    Genetic breakthrough in cereal crops could help improve yields worldwide

    July 10, 2019

    A team of Clemson University scientists has achieved a breakthrough in the genetics of senescence in cereal crops with the potential to dramatically impact the future of food security in the era of climate change.

  • Mark Blenner, left, is receiving the U.S. government's highest honor for early-career scientists and engineers, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

    Mark Blenner of Clemson University awarded Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

    July 8, 2019

    A Clemson University associate professor whose research could help enable long-term space missions and search for some of the globe’s most destructive weapons is receiving the U.S. government’s highest honor for early-career scientists and engineers.

  • Photo of the Explore Mobile Lab

    Clemson University, Duke Energy partner to bring mobile engineering lab to middle school students across South Carolina

    June 27, 2019

    Clemson University and Duke Energy are hitting the road this summer behind the wheel of the Explore Mobile Lab, an innovative approach to educating middle school students across the Palmetto State about the critical and growing field of engineering. This creative partnership between the University and Duke Energy is unique to South Carolina, and the program hopes to educate and engage young scientists and engineers who will be the future workforce for industries such as electric utilities that will need those skills to power communities in the 21st century.

  • Clemson researchers, Prisma Health doctor collaborate to develop screening tool for ovarian cancer

    June 4, 2019

    A team of researchers from Clemson University and Prisma Health–Upstate are working to create a screening process to catch ovarian cancer in the early or pre-cancerous stages. Their goal is to make this screening as simple and easy for women as getting a pap smear. The idea is to identify the pre-cancerous changes through the makeup of the cervical mucus.