Clemson University will revive and modernize its Palmetto Poll by combining social media analytics with traditional polling methods in the statewide public opinion survey. Clemson faculty involved in the Palmetto Poll are already gathering data from political conversation using the university’s Social Media Listening Center in order to inform polling activities around the 2020 Democratic primary and the 2020 presidential election.
A faculty member in Clemson’s College of Education recently received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program grant, often referred to as the NSF CAREER award. Assistant Professor Carlos Nicolas Gomez will use the five-year grant to characterize and analyze the developing mathematical identities of Latinx students transitioning from elementary to middle grades mathematics. Gomez said he is especially interested in working with students who are pulling double duty learning math and the English language for the first time, and he hopes getting information firsthand from students will make it that much more valuable for educators teaching diverse populations of students.
Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of the “Student Affairs Talk” podcast for 2019-20. Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. This week’s featured guest is Taylor Williams, a second-year graduate assistant with Clemson Outdoor Recreation and Education (CORE). — One spring break trip […]
The Norvilles are continuing their support of Clemson with a transformational $2.5 million gift to the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences (CECAS). It is the first Academic Cornerstone gift for the college and the eighth for the University. The Norvilles’ gift will further strengthen CECAS, South Carolina’s leader in educating engineers. Addressing all of the college’s top priorities as outlined by its dean, funds will support student scholarships, endowed professorships and facilities in the college.
In early February, our college embarked on its third Listen & Learn tour! We visited Luke Clamp, National High School Principal of the Year, at River Bluff High School, and learned about the school’s innovative approach to education. We ventured to Lake City, SC, and met with Florence 1 Superintendent Dr. Richard O’Malley. We met […]
CLEMSON – Nicholas Vazsonyi has been chosen to lead the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. He is currently chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and Jesse Chapman Alcorn Memorial Professor of Languages at the University of South Carolina. Vazsonyi will begin his new position at Clemson University on July 1, 2020. […]
Evangeline Sanders was only in her second semester of college when she decided to take part in Clemson University’s 2019 Out of the Darkness Walk. Admittedly, she didn’t know how many people would take part in the event. After all, the conversation surrounding suicide and some of the stigmas associated with it is never an […]
Austin, TX – Sarah Holladay, an agronomy student in Clemson’s Plant and Environmental Science department, placed first in the graduate student competition at the Cotton Improvement Conference, one of the ten Cotton Beltline Conferences that were held on Jan. 8-10, 2020. Holladay’s oral presentation was titled “Identifying Accessions and Management Practices for the Production of […]
Gary Machlis, former science adviser to the director of the U.S. National Park Service and University Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Clemson, will join international industry, government and academic leaders to discuss and develop sustainability policy as part of a special group assembled by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS). Machlis began serving on the NAS Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability on Feb. 1 and his term will continue through Jan. 31, 2022. Machlis will meet with NAS members and members of the roundtable Feb. 27-28 in Washington, D.C.
Clemson University has been recognized by The Princeton Review as being one of the nation’s best institutions to offer students the greatest return on educational investment. Out of 656 colleges and universities evaluated for this year’s “Best Value Colleges of 2020” list, only 200 received the designation. Clemson was also recognized for its career services, […]
Clemson researchers recently released findings on the issue of food insecurity in Pickens County along with recommendations and proposed solutions to the problem. Researchers found that nearly 70 percent of survey respondents indicated they experienced some level of food insecurity in the past 12 months and experienced problems or anxiety about consistently accessing adequate food. One-fourth of these survey respondents faced very low food security.
The future of packaging is sustainability, according to one Clemson senior who just returned from a two-rotation co-op with Amcor, the largest flexible packaging producer in the world. Ryan Nielson, a packaging science student from Charleston with an emphasis in materials, joined the leading industry’s research team in Neenah, WI from May to December 2019. […]
Several years ago, Ashley Fisher discovered her personal motto: “She believed she could, so she did.” – novelist R.S. Grey. “I was so glad to find a quote that matches me so well,” said Fisher, who graduated in December from the Master of Real Estate Development program at Clemson. “Now I put it everywhere – […]
Matthew Desmond, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Evicted,” is one of the guest speakers featured this semester as a part of the Humanities Hub series at Clemson University. In “Evicted,” Princeton sociologist Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep from losing their homes. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), the […]
There’s a reason Elizabeth McAfee became the go-to teacher during recess for students who needed to talk about their emotions or managing their anger. A well-developed sense of empathy is in her blood. Her father is the fourth-generation McAfee to serve as director of Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, so she didn’t just grow up around […]