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  • Clemson brings accessibility to professional wildlife and fisheries resources degree
    Steven Bradley | November 16, 2020
    Breanna Ondich holds a turtle

    The Master of Wildlife and Fisheries Resources (MWFR) degree in Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences offers a key ingredient to making many students' educational goals possible: accessibility. With a new online delivery option for students with experience in natural resources who wish to enhance their professional degree skills, the non-thesis program is in a fully online format, allowing lectures to be available 24/7.

  • Clemson awarded $3 million grant to develop AI-powered professional development for teachers
    Michael Staton | November 9, 2020

    Clemson University researchers have been awarded $3 million over three years to develop a personalized professional development recommender system for teachers that resembles the way businesses such as Amazon.com recommend products or streaming entertainment. Researchers from the Clemson University College of Education and the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences will develop this recommender system to improve teacher effectiveness and retention while increasing student achievement. The grant award comes from the U.S. Department of Education Supporting Effective Educator Development Grant Program. Of 130 applications to the program, Clemson’s proposal is one of only 12 to be awarded.

  • New athletic scholarships introduced to attract wheelchair tennis athletes to Clemson
    Michael Staton | October 5, 2020
    Wheelchair Tennis

    A new tuition support program at Clemson University will bring wheelchair tennis student-athletes to campus to play and earn their degree. Out-of-state tuition waivers allow students to pay their 4-year tuition at the in-state cost, making Clemson a more affordable option for potential student-athletes from across the country.

Research


  • Clemson’s Karanfil elected to prestigious scientific academy
    January 5, 2021
    Photo of Tanju Karanfil

    Clemson University Vice President for Research Tanju Karanfil was elected to the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA), a society of the top academicians of his native country Turkey. Nominated by his TUBA peers, Karanfil joins 150 scientists elected as principal members of TUBA.

  • Clemson forest ecologist honored with career achievement award
    Steven Bradley | January 4, 2021
    William Conner measures tree growth.

    William Conner, based at Clemson’s Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science (BICEFS) in Georgetown, S.C., was recently honored with a special Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) 40th Anniversary Award for his high level and sustained contributions to wetland research, practice, education, communication and support to the Society. 

  • Department of Energy selects Battelle Savannah River Alliance for $3.8 billion contract to manage Savannah River National Laboratory with Clemson University
    Scott Miller | December 22, 2020

    Clemson University will play an important role on a research collaborative to nurture cutting-edge innovation at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) that will be a boon for South Carolina and the entire region. The Battelle Savannah River Alliance (BRSA) Team, which includes Clemson University, was selected by the Department of Energy to manage SRNL, one of the country’s premier environmental, energy, and national security research facilities—the Savannah River National Laboratory.

Economic Development


  • CU-ICAR set to expand industry offerings with construction of Technology Neighborhood III
    September 10, 2020
    Commercial building rendering.

    Home to 21 global businesses, the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) is expanding its footprint on the 250-acre campus with a new technology neighborhood, Technology Neighborhood III. The first building in the neighborhood will be a multi-tenant 40,000-square-foot high-bay facility supported by $2 million in funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).

  • App created by Clemson researcher uses photos of dead bodies, roadkill to help forensic teams determine time of death
    Michael Staton | August 17, 2020

    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.

  • Clemson education doctorate program already proving impact across the state
    Michael Staton | August 3, 2020
    Ed.D. landscape crop

    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.

University News


Public Service and Agriculture


  • Extension Agribusiness opens one-stop shop for SC start-up businesses
    Steven Bradley | January 11, 2021

    Dedicated to enhancing and expanding local food and agricultural businesses in the state, the S.C. Center for Cooperative and Enterprise Development is operated by Clemson University through Clemson Cooperative Extension and funded through a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Cooperative Development Grant.

  • Clemson Extension’s Southeast Ag Lenders School goes virtual, remains informative
    Steven Bradley | January 4, 2021

    While COVID-19 safety concerns meant the 37th installment of Clemson Extension’s annual Southeast Ag Lenders School was held virtually for the first time, attendees said the conference still succeeded at making them better informed of the decisions farmers are facing in the coming year.

  • Clemson forest ecologist honored with career achievement award
    Steven Bradley | January 4, 2021
    William Conner measures tree growth.

    William Conner, based at Clemson’s Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science (BICEFS) in Georgetown, S.C., was recently honored with a special Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) 40th Anniversary Award for his high level and sustained contributions to wetland research, practice, education, communication and support to the Society. 

People


  • Clemson’s Karanfil elected to prestigious scientific academy
    January 5, 2021
    Photo of Tanju Karanfil

    Clemson University Vice President for Research Tanju Karanfil was elected to the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA), a society of the top academicians of his native country Turkey. Nominated by his TUBA peers, Karanfil joins 150 scientists elected as principal members of TUBA.

  • Global Health Virtual Experience allows students to experience global learning from home
    Cindy Landrum | January 4, 2021
    Photo of study abroad students

    The College of Science is offering students in preprofessional health programs a way to experience global learning — without leaving their homes.

  • Clemson faculty member joins ranks of national COVID-19 strategic science initiative
    Michael Staton | November 30, 2020

    A Clemson faculty member is lending his expertise to a new strategic science initiative developed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative provides rapid, scenario-based analyses aimed at protecting critical societal functions, mitigating worst outcomes, and building upon potential opportunities. Gary Machlis, University Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Clemson University, was appointed to serve on the Response and Resilient Recovery Strategic Science Initiative as a member of its executive council.

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