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  • Rebecca MacPherson and other students holding books

    Genetics graduate student enhances science communication skills at regional conference

    March 17, 2020

    CLEMSON — College of Science graduate student Rebecca MacPherson, a member of professor Trudy Mackay’s research group, conducts genetics-based research that could someday translate into new approaches for treating children born with fetal alcohol syndrome. She’s also an advocate for increasing science literacy and sharing her results with the public. On March 12-13, MacPherson was […]

  • Timo Heister standing outside near mountain

    Clemson mathematician helps deepen understanding of Earth’s mysterious mantle

    January 6, 2020

    CLEMSON, South Carolina — More than 1,800 miles thick and sandwiched between the Earth’s surface and its super-hot core, the mantle is made up of hot, iron-rich rock that slowly moves upward to cool. Known as convection, this process of heat transfer causes a cascade of geological events that lead to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or […]

  • Recruiters at table with students

    Actuarial/Financial Math Expo helps launch careers

    October 15, 2019

    The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences and the Clemson Actuarial Club (CAC) hosted their Sixth Annual Actuarial/Financial Math Expo on campus September 24th. Representatives from 15 companies were present to discuss internships and full-time positions at their firms – double the number of employers since the Expo started five years ago. Of the approximately […]

  • Professor Ben Jaye sitting at his desk

    Jaye wins first-ever NSF CAREER award among mathematical and statistical sciences faculty

    October 9, 2019

    Clemson University assistant professor Ben Jaye recently won a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development award — the first member of the College of Science’s school of mathematical and statistical sciences to receive this award.

  • Emily Wallace smiles and poses with the Tiger mascot.

    Turning Passion into Purpose

    January 17, 2019

    Emily Peek arrived at Clemson as a math major in 1968 ­– one of the few Clemson women entering the field of science, technology, engineering and math at that time. “As a female math major in the late 1960s, I definitely stood out,” says Emily. She credits her teachers in high school and those at […]

  • Darden works with old school computer

    Clemson student group visits UNC Asheville to hear ‘Hidden Figures’ inspirational speaker

    March 26, 2018

    ASHEVILLE – On Oct. 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite in Earth’s orbit, initiating the start of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. One girl in particular was captivated. At 15 years old, Christine Darden walked into her Monroe, N.C., school on Oct. 5 […]

  • Research shows teachers’ expectations of students have powerful effect, vary by gender and race

    January 31, 2018

    New research from a Clemson University researcher examining the role of teacher expectations in the classroom confirms that the effects of teacher expectations on student achievement in math not only exist, but grow stronger over time and vary by students’ gender and race.

  • PNC Foundation awards $50,000 to support early mathematics learning

    June 17, 2015

    The PNC Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to Project BEEMS (Building Environments for Early Mathematics Success), a Clemson University program that seeks to provide child care teachers and home-based caregivers with skills that support mathematics learning among young children.