The Joseph F. Sullivan Center has performed health outreach in rural communities on behalf of Clemson University for nearly four decades, but the growth in the work our college does in the area of rural health is no longer limited to what a single center can do. Leadership in our college now envisions the Sullivan Center among many as a spoke on a wheel. The hub of that wheel is a new, comprehensive infrastructure of programs and services dubbed Clemson Rural Health, which will act as an organizing framework for health service delivery and clinics as well as collaborative work involving health outreach and community development projects. Learn more about our expanding outreach efforts and to hear the personal stories of those involved and those who have benefitted from the work we’ve done.
With $4 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, a new project called A2 proposes to build on the success of Clemson University’s Center for Aviation and Automotive Technological Education using Virtual E-Schools (CA2VES). The current COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting impact on education have increased awareness of the need to address the challenges of learning online not only in the current situation but also for potentially disruptive situations in the future. To address this environment, A2 will allow CA2VES and its partners to expand on their unparalleled success in the design and development of high-quality, cost-effective e-learning tools for automotive and aviation manufacturing workforce education, two of the United States’ largest tech industries.
A new academy at the Clemson University Outdoor Lab is providing support to Upstate parents whose children are alternating between virtual and in-person learning or are learning entirely at home this fall. Starting Oct. 5, the Outdoor Lab Academy will serve as a safe place for up to 30 school-aged children to stay on track with their school assignments and get valuable social time with their peers between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., while also giving parents the time they need to focus on their work.
Nurse practitioners in Appalachia are more isolated geographically and experience different hardships than those serving patients in more urban areas, but now these nurse professionals will have access to a new resource for professional development, continuing education and networking through an alliance based in the Clemson University School of Nursing. The Appalachian American Alliance of Nurse Practitioners (AAANP) is a new initiative designed to act as a networking and educational resource for nurse practitioners who work in Appalachian areas.
Researchers from the Clemson University Edisto REC are working on projects they believe will help South Carolina farmers conserve water and save money.
A partnership with a cohort of Southeastern land-grant research universities is helping Clemson clear a major hurdle toward reviving its small grains breeding program: gathering the material to get started. The Southeastern University Small Grains Cooperative Breeding Program (SunGrains) brings together programs from member universities across the region to maximize funding and research opportunities and share resources and royalties.
A group of researchers from the Clemson University College of Education will use a more-than-$950,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to partner with rural schools in South Carolina to make computer science fun and accessible to middle school students and those with learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral disorders. The research aims to help these students hone computer science skills that will likely be useful in many facets of their everyday lives, which researchers say can be achieved through a strong partnership with teachers.
The Clemson University School of Architecture recently initiated a student-to-student mentoring program that will help first-year students adjust to the rigors of design studies. Architecture classes emphasize teamwork and long-term self-directed projects, offering new challenges to students who only recently graduated from high school. More than 35 returning architecture students – juniors, seniors and graduate […]
LEXINGTON – In-person meetings may not be allowed in today’s COVID-19 world, but a Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service agent continues to work to provide valuable information for South Carolina strawberry growers. Justin Ballew, a Clemson commercial horticulture agent for Lexington and Saluda counties, said this year’s South Carolina Strawberry Grower Meeting will be held […]
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $400,000 grant to Clemson University English professors Rhondda Robinson Thomas and Lee Morrissey to support a touring exhibition of Thomas’ research, “Call My Name: The Black Experience in the South Carolina Upstate from Enslavement to Desegregation.” The exhibition, which is being developed by Thomas and several […]
One of the main priorities of Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences (CBSHS) is to serve rural communities in a variety of ways. The CBSHS Joseph F. Sullivan Center has long been a part of this effort as an interdisciplinary health center seeking to improve health in rural, underserved communities and the Clemson […]
CLEMSON – For the first time ever, the South Carolina Botanical Garden is holding its fall plant sale completely online this year. Misty Shealy, nursery manager, said orders can be placed Sept. 7-25 online. “We want to keep everyone safe from COVID-19,” Shealy said. “The only way people can buy plants this year is to […]
Clemson University Research and Education Centers (RECs) will hold their first-ever Virtual Fall Field Days this year to inform the public of important research while protecting people from COVID-19.
CLEMSON – Agricultural Education teachers are in high demand and Clemson University adds a new post baccalaureate certificate program that can help fill this need. The program is an add-on certificate in Agricultural Education that compliments most bachelor degree programs offered in the Clemson College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. This certificate requires an additional […]
Clemson researcher part of team of researchers who hope to unlock the mystery of sorghum’s natural defenses against the fall armyworm.