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.
Their faces lit up the scoreboard, they patted Howard’s Rock and they celebrated by the end zone. Some of Clemson University’s top alumni gathered in Memorial Stadium on the night of April 25 for the annual showcase gala of the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences. Three of the college’s alumni were inducted into […]
Some of the best and brightest students in the Clemson University College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences were lauded Thursday in an awards ceremony at the Madren Conference Center. Family, friends and faculty members clapped for students as they accepted Tiger paw-emblazoned plaques and then posed for photos with the college’s dean, Anand Gramopadhye. […]
This Tiger describes her role at Clemson as a "connector.” As the university evolves and students' needs change, she listens and makes connections so Clemson can be more impactful and intentional in supporting their success.
A professor who is regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities in engineering education and whose influence has extended from a Greenville arts festival to workshops as far away as Indonesia is winning this year’s Class of ‘39 Award for Excellence. Lisa Benson has developed several programs that have become integral to the Clemson […]
One of the toughest challenges in engineering is coming sharply into focus as a group of professors begins fanning out across the South to recruit doctoral students to Clemson University. The group, led by Mark Blenner, is working to increase diversity in engineering. The low numbers are a nationwide concern and leave behind large swaths of the population, cutting them out of jobs that pay well above the national average.
CLEMSON – In a set of curriculum standards for a K-12 science classroom, teachers will find details about concepts to be taught and performance indicators to aim for. But they won’t find a breakdown describing how to navigate their students’ personal beliefs regarding contentious scientific topics such as climate change, evolution, or genetically modified organisms. […]
A team of Clemson researchers is using a $398,263 award from the National Science Foundation’s Broadening Participation in Engineering program to examine factors that both encourage and discourage Black students from pursuing education in engineering fields. Researchers will also examine how different academic pathways in engineering vary by gender and institution type for Black students.
The future of South Carolina’s workforce was at stake as more than 60 educators from across the state gathered in North Charleston for two days to begin laying the groundwork for a grand plan to better prepare students for calculus, a basic requirement for an engineering degree. The workshop was funded by the National Science […]
Cindy Lee, chair of the Department of Engineering and Science Education at Clemson University, is being honored by her alma mater with a Wall of Fame Award. The award comes from the Department of Chemistry at the Colorado School of Mines, where she received her Ph.D. in geochemistry. The chemistry faculty unanimously selected her for […]
Clemson University will spotlight women throughout the month of March during Women’s History Month.
A Clemson faculty member recently took to the pages of the Technology and Engineering Teacher Journal to discuss the mentoring of emerging technology and engineering professionals. William Havice, professor of educational and organizational leadership development in Clemson’s College of Education, detailed the 21st Century Leadership Academy, which is designed to create tomorrow’s most successful technology […]
Clemson faculty researchers are using a near $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help computer science teachers across South Carolina develop teaching methods that better serve the state’s diverse population. The research aims to broaden participation in computer science by improving teaching methods and discovering what does and doesn’t work in computer science classrooms for different student audiences.
The South Carolina Department of Education and Commission on Higher Education have officially approved the Clemson University College of Education’s STEAM education endorsement, making it the first such endorsement in the U.S. The endorsement acts as a seal of approval for recipients of Clemson’s STEAM teaching certification, which trains teachers to use educational approaches that incorporate science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics.
Twenty-three researchers from across the state are coming together to learn more about why students make it through calculus on their way to an engineering degree and why others falter and abandon engineering altogether.