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Stories tagged with "Engineering And Science Education"

  • Trauma in the classroom: how educators should approach it and what parents and students should expect from schools

    November 18, 2019

    The tools to address trauma among students should be a high priority for educators. Luckily, teachers have resources that they can turn to in order to learn best practices in addressing trauma in the classroom. Clemson faculty member Rachelle Savitz, the co-author of a new book on the subject, offers insight into how teachers can address trauma through curriculum and instruction.

  • 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.

  • The 2019 honorees posed for a picture with Dean Anand Gramopadhye after a gala at Memorial Stadium. Those pictured are (from left): Allison Godwin, I.V. Hall, Chelsea L. Ex-Lubeskie, Gramopadhye, Denise Rutledge Simmons, Vanessa Ellerbe Wyche and Amol V. Janorkar.

    Top alumni light up scoreboard at Memorial Stadium

    April 26, 2019

    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 […]

  • This year’s college level awardees posed for a photo with Dean Anand Gramopadhye after the Honors and Awards ceremony. Those standing are (left to right) Julia Ann Funk, Hailey N. Mundell, Thomas L. Randall, John Kimsey, Gramopadhye, Jake Flynn, Sakib Mahmud Khan, Gabriel S. Carillo, Sarah Baum and Sarah E. Sandler. Those seated are (left to right) Hannah Cash, Morgan Witherspoon and Alison McRory Balthaser.

    Top students lauded in awards ceremony

    April 12, 2019

    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. […]

  • Bridget Trogden stands on a sidewalk wearing a red coat.

    Meet a Tiger: Bridget Trogden

    March 12, 2019

    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.

  • Lisa Benson of Clemson University, a leading authority in engineering education, has established a reputation as an outstanding teacher and researcher.

    Class of ‘39 Award goes to leading authority in engineering education

    December 10, 2018

    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 […]

  • 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.

    Troubling statistics spark new effort to recruit chemical engineers

    November 27, 2018

    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.

  • Reid is the Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education.

    Renowned promoter of science literacy to speak at Clemson University

    October 1, 2018

    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. […]

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    Researchers to examine what attracts, discourages Black students in engineering education

    April 17, 2018

    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.

  • Educators from across South Carolina gathered in North Charleston for the WRAPPED workshop.

    Calculus readiness comes into sharp focus as South Carolina educators gather in North Charleston

    April 3, 2018

    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

    Cindy Lee honored by her alma mater

    March 8, 2018

    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 […]

  • Vanessa Wyche, a Clemson alumna and deputy director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, speaks at the Watt Center.

    Clemson marks Women’s History Month; students award scholarship

    March 5, 2018

    Clemson University will spotlight women throughout the month of March during Women’s History Month.

  • 21st CLA

    Clemson faculty talks mentoring of tech, engineering education professionals in journal

    February 28, 2018

    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 attempts to crack code of culturally responsive computer science teaching

    January 23, 2018

    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.

  • STEAM

    Clemson introduces the first STEAM education endorsement in the U.S.

    December 5, 2017

    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.