Taimi (pronounced “Time-ee”) Olsen loves nothing more than immersing herself in the written word. Reading became her happy place early on in life. “I was kind of introverted as a kid,” she recalled. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life.” So, she looked for her purpose in books. “I went to […]
As a child in East Asia, he loved Origami. Today, he uses it as part of his research. Folding paper into complex shapes helps researchers use the principles of geometry to envision new materials and structures. Meet Suyi Li. Title: Assistant professor Years at Clemson: 3 What I do at Clemson: Being a teacher, my role […]
Natalie Odom Pough, Ed.D., lecturer in Clemson’s teaching and learning department, has been recognized as an emerging leader by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). Pough is among 27 educators from across the country to be included in the association’s 2018 class of emerging leaders, which recognizes and prepares young, promising educators to […]
Beth Leavitt didn’t travel the traditional road to education. In fact, it took 14 years after graduating from Clemson in 1984 before she stepped into her classroom at Wade Hampton High School, where she teaches AP physics. She worked as a chemist for an environmental company before she turned to education, but Leavitt doesn’t see […]
This Tiger came to Clemson as a graduate student and never left because she loves the environment, teaching and seeing "that light go on" in her students. Learn how she accomplished her goal and made history in the process.
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.
Redfern Health Center pharmacist June Hay has been named one of South Carolina’s top preceptors. Hay is the 2016-2017 Upstate Community Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Preceptor of the Year. The award, presented by the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, is given annually to a preceptor who has served as an exceptional role model practitioner and effective, enthusiastic teacher in the community setting.
During the Fourth of July holiday, most people’s thoughts center on cookouts, vacations and fireworks. This Tiger thinks about history. In his book, The Age of Lincoln, this respected historian explores Abraham Lincoln’s experience with issues such as immigration, civil rights, race relations and faith – all issues that remain evident today. We are where […]
Are video games bad for your kids? Not so, says researcher Jan Holmevik. In fact Holmevik, a professor in Clemson’s English department, encourages adults and kids alike to play even more video games. “Video games are much better than their reputation,” said Holmevik. “Many people today just don’t understand what video games are, but in […]
On some days, Perry Austin will tell you he doesn’t sleep. Too much schoolwork to do. Too many lives to impact. He’s studying religion and its relationship with politics. He’s leading charges for policy change on campus. He’s editing papers, making sure those pesky commas are where they should be. Oh, and he’s graduating Clemson, […]