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  • Three men in business attire looking at a project in an engineering lab.

    Spinning light could lead to new ways of communicating and gathering data

    November 12, 2020

    Top researchers from across the country are developing new technology to control an unusual property of light that could make it possible to channel through fog, murky water and thermal turbulence, potentially leading to new ways of communicating and gathering data. The research team is led by Eric Johnson, the PalmettoNet Endowed Chair in Optoelectronics at Clemson University, and includes researchers from six universities. The team has received a $7.5 million grant to fund the project through the Office of Naval Research’s Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI).

  • Campus community invited to watch fast-paced graduate student competition

    November 9, 2020

    When you’re passionate about your research, you enjoy an opportunity to talk about it with your colleagues. When that opportunity is only three minutes long, and you have to make your research understandable to everyone, it’s a little more challenging. For the audience, though, it’s a lot more fun. Clemson’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition […]

  • Ph.D. student Saheem Absar, recipient of the 2020 Hitachi High-Tech Electron Microscopy Fellowship, poses for a photo with his faculty advisor Hongseok Choi, associate professor of mechanical engineering.

    Advanced materials student awarded Hitachi Fellowship

    November 9, 2020

    Clemson University Ph.D. student Saheem Absar has received the Hitachi High-Tech Electron Microscopy Fellowship to further his study of lightweight advanced materials. The $25,000 fellowship supports Absar’s use of highly advanced equipment at the Clemson University Electron Microscopy Facility to analyze the effect of nanoparticles on the behavior of gas bubbles during the solidification of […]

  • Clemson awarded $3 million grant to develop AI-powered professional development for teachers

    November 9, 2020

    Clemson University researchers have been awarded $3 million over three years to develop a personalized professional development recommender system for teachers that resembles the way businesses such as Amazon.com recommend products or streaming entertainment. Researchers from the Clemson University College of Education and the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences will develop this recommender system to improve teacher effectiveness and retention while increasing student achievement. The grant award comes from the U.S. Department of Education Supporting Effective Educator Development Grant Program. Of 130 applications to the program, Clemson’s proposal is one of only 12 to be awarded.

  • ACE Basin

    Clemson doctoral student receives prestigious national fellowship to explore in-state coastal challenges

    November 2, 2020

    Some of South Carolina’s most visited places are its beaches. The coast has also become an increasingly popular place to live, with Census data from 2017 showing about 29% of the total American population choosing to call a coastal community home. This also rings true in South Carolina’s coastal Colleton County, which has seen a […]

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    Clemson researcher studies organic agriculture soil challenges

    October 27, 2020

    Clemson researcher receives USDA grant for 3-year study on improving soils to support organic vegetable production and help South Carolina farmers reap benefits of growing organic vegetables.

  • A researcher works under the new lighting system in the Aquatics lab.

    For Facilities, even small projects are a big deal

    October 27, 2020

    Large-scale construction is not the only way that University Facilities strives to improve Clemson’s campus. Smaller projects are just as important and impactful, with one such case being lighting renovations for the Aquatic Animal Research Laboratory in the Poole Agricultural Center building. At the beginning of last semester, University Facilities was notified research in the […]

  • Heavy eyelids at work? What to do about it, and why your workplace cares about it more these days

    October 27, 2020

    You’re sleepy at work for whatever reason, and you’re suffering. Whether you partied too hard, a baby kept you up half the night or it’s simply post-lunch drowsiness, you’re a zombie who’s expected to still get things done until you can punch out for the day. Sleepiness and its cognitive effects have been issues for […]

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    Clemson Continues to Lead on COVID-19 Testing, Expands Saliva-Based Capacity

    October 22, 2020

    Clemson University’s robust testing strategy has been supplemented this week by additional capacity through saliva-based testing. In the three days of expanded saliva testing, the University has processed 1,599 tests, with 95% of results being returned the same day of the test. 

  • At the IEA Brain Health Club, Clemson students work with participants in a variety of activities, such as music, art therapy and games.

    Clemson Institute for Engaged Aging program receives national award

    October 17, 2020

    A Clemson University program that supports individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) has received national recognition for its impact in Pickens County. The Brain Health Club, developed by the Clemson University Institute for Engaged Aging (IEA), recently received an Aging Achievement Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), which […]

  • Jeffrey Anker holds finalist trophy.

    Clemson University startup company earning rave reviews for improving implant sensors

    October 15, 2020

    Aravis BioTech, a startup headed in part by Jeffrey Anker of the College of Science, is developing screws used in orthopedic surgery that employ easy-to-use sensors to determine the status of fracture healing.

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    Researcher to measure middle schoolers’ data science knowledge in context of social issues

    October 12, 2020

    A Clemson University faculty member will use an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to examine middle school students’ data science knowledge and practices through the lens of social issues and gauge students’ sense of empowerment to positively change communities through data science.

  • Bausman earns research grant to improve efficiency at SCDOT

    October 7, 2020

    Dennis Bausman, a Clemson University professor of construction science and management, has received a $387,000 research grant aimed at helping the South Carolina Department of Transportation streamline multimillion-dollar road and bridge projects. Since 2011, Bausman has led or participated in four other research initiatives aimed at assisting SCDOT in delivering projects on time and on […]

  • Wheelchair Tennis

    New athletic scholarships introduced to attract wheelchair tennis athletes to Clemson

    October 5, 2020

    A new tuition support program at Clemson University will bring wheelchair tennis student-athletes to campus to play and earn their degree. Out-of-state tuition waivers allow students to pay their 4-year tuition at the in-state cost, making Clemson a more affordable option for potential student-athletes from across the country.

  • Clemson builds advanced composites reputation with new research center

    September 29, 2020

    In response to industry demand, Clemson University has partnered with the State of South Carolina to launch a full-spectrum advanced materials research and development center to drive breakthrough innovation for the state’s automotive, aerospace, defense and energy clusters.