groundbreaking for sonoco institute; photo provided by the department of Packaging ScienceA partnership with the Greenwood Genetic Center allows graduate students to conduct basic research in human genetics. Physicians and scientists at Greenwood direct the research in collaboration with Clemson faculty from the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry.

Sonoco Products Company has funded the purchase of equipment for the Sonoco Packaging Science Laboratory, provided funding for packaging science scholarships and employed undergraduate packaging students as co-ops and interns.

Cryovac endowed a chair in packaging science and provides adjunct faculty for both packaging science and food science. Courses in food science and graphic communications are a part of the packaging science core curricula. Cryovac employs many Clemson graduates from all three departments and also hires undergraduates as interns and co-op students.

The Wallace F. Pate Foundation for Environmental Research and Education at DeBordieu in Georgetown supports coastal teaching and research activities through the S.C. Agriculture and Forestry Research System at Clemson.