Creating a community. That's how this Tiger describes his work in the Design and Entrepreneurship Network — or DEN. In the DEN, he works with students to make their ideas a reality. Meet John DesJardins.
This Tiger helped design and build digital media and learning labs. The spaces feature advanced technologies to educate, excite and empower students with the tools to create. Meet Matthew Boyer. Title: Assistant professor of digital media and learning Years at Clemson: Six years What I do at Clemson: I teach an undergraduate general education and teacher […]
When it comes to building a career, sharpening razor blades might not be the first thing that comes to mind for most aspiring professionals. But for Martin Lightsey ‘64, that need provided an opportunity that was perfect for his skill set.
Madison Maddox thrives on caffeine, late-night brainstorming sessions, and the triumphant moments when hard-fought goals are achieved. The junior computer science major and Calhoun Honors College student from Beaufort, South Carolina, says her biggest challenge is prioritizing time management while navigating a schedule packed with academic and extracurricular activities. But if these are the best […]
Bre Przestrzelski has taken a leadership role in turning Clemson University into a campus full of innovators, entrepreneurs and designers, helping roll out programs that have brought new energy to the educational experience at all levels. Przestrzelski, a doctoral candidate in bioengineering, helps bring together students, faculty members and real-world mentors to come up with […]
The DEN began the academic year in gangbuster fashion. On opening night, August 25th, over 80 students crowded into the Cooper Library’s Edgar Brown Digital Resource Laboratory to hear about The DEN and its mission of student multi-disciplinary entrepreneurship and education on campus. Faculty, community entrepreneurs, and mentors also showed up in force to support the program […]
Connor Bolick The Design and Entrepreneurship Network’s (The DEN) Connor Bolick spent his spring and summer semesters in Singapore in search of innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E). Bolick, a junior computer engineering major, traveled to Asia as part of a Clemson University Exchange Program and took classes at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The courses will be […]
Nic Marais graduated with a master’s in bioengineering in August 2015. He joined The DEN in 2014 with the goal of taking his undergraduate design project to the next level. What he got was much, much more. Question: What does innovation mean to you? Nic: Innovation is an idea that most STEM students are believed to […]
Faculty co-founder of Clemson University’s Design and Entrepreneurship Network John DesJardins recently attended the annual Coulter College 3-Day design and entrepreneurship education workshop in Miami. He served as a co-leader and educator. DesJardins is a co-founder of this nationally acclaimed program, where university students and faculty are immersed in the design and entrepreneurship process with […]
What do you get when you combine DEN instructors, caffeinated high school students, and a regional incubator facility, and then shake for 2 weeks? Answer: The LemonADE Stand. The LemonADE Stand is a two-week course for high school students dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of design and entrepreneurship with a community twist. The “ADE” stands […]
Clemson Be True: Calling Changemakers for Clemson, the nation and the World! How can you be true to your vocational purpose? How do you find your place in the system and acquire skills to become a changemaker on campus and in the world? This fall, in addition to what The Design and Entrepreneurship Network (The DEN) […]
The DEN’s students and faculty joined with Clemson University President James P. Clements to deliver a letter of commitment to President Barack Obama as part of the first-ever White House Demo Day. In this letter, Clemson committed to expand innovation and entrepreneurship education offerings and programs. The goal is to enhance the economic potential of […]