Clemson University is proud to host the first annual ACC Meeting of the Minds conference on Advancing Under-graduate Research Excellence. We welcome the active participation of students and faculty from all of our sister schools in the ACC, and we look forward to participating when the University of Virginia hosts in 2007.
Research – which we call “creative inquiry” at Clemson –
is an increasingly vital component of the undergraduate experience across the entire range of disciplines. In a world of rapid change,
all of our graduates must be both educated and “self-educating.”
Discovery-oriented and project-oriented approaches to learning prepare students for a lifetime of inquiry and growth. They learn teamwork and valuable life skills – problem-solving, critical thinking and communication.
This conference is also a unique opportunity for the ACC to come together as a conference at an event focused solely on student academic achievement. I look forward to being dazzled by the work our undergraduate students will present.
Please join us in April 2006 for Meeting of the Minds.