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35th Annual Biology Merit Exam - April 11, 2014, Clemson University

Register by March 21!
The Clemson University Department of Biological Sciences conducts the Biology Merit Exam to recognize and promote outstanding achievement in the biological sciences among middle and high school students in South Carolina.  The department also provides laboratory visits and tours around campus to promote interest in the life sciences and a preview of college life. Students attending the Exam at Clemson University will have an opportunity to:

  • Acquaint themselves with Clemson
  • Interact with scientists in the various biological and agricultural disciplines
  • Test their Biology knowledge
  • Prepare for the Advanced Placement Exam
  • Prepare for success on the Biology "End of the Year Exam"
  • Explore a college atmosphere
  • Compete against students at grade levels for awards

For more information see www.clemson.edu/cafls/bme  or contact foulk@clemson.edu, 864/656-4224


Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games

The National Science Foundation has partnered with NBC Learn (the educational arm of NBC News) to release the “Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games”--the latest installment in the Emmy Award-winning "Science of Sports" series.

This enlightening 10-part video collection, narrated by NBC Sports' Liam McHugh, delves into the physics, engineering, chemistry, design and mathematics behind the world’s foremost sporting event:
• Physics of slopestyle skiing: Nick Goepper
• Engineering the half pipe: Shaun White
• Engineering competition suits: Shani Davis
• Injury and recovery: Lindsey Vonn
• Science of ice: J.R. Celski, Britanny Bowe, Gracie Gold
• Science of snow: Ted Ligety, Heather McPhie
• Engineering faster and safer bobsleds: Steve Langton, Steve Holcomb
• Alpine skiing and vibration damping: Julia Mancuso, Heath Calhoun
• Figure skating physics: Evan Lysacek, Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner, Meryl Davis, Charlie White
• Olympic movement and robotic design: Meryl Davis, Charlie White, Julie Chu, Shaun White
The series' diverse topics reveal how key engineering and science concepts and cutting-edge technology play an integral part in each athlete’s respective sport and help maximize their performance at the 2014 Sochi Games. 

Each episode is available cost-free to teachers, students and the public at NBCLearn.com and NSF websites (nsf.gov, Science360). 


Bring your students to the Life Sciences Outreach Center (formerly the SC DNA Learning Center) at Clemson University for a laboratory field trip!

The Clemson University Life Sciences Outreach Center provides hands-on life science laboratories to South Carolina middle and high school students and to the community.  The Center has two state-of-the-art laboratory classrooms and a computer lab that provide fun, hands-on educational experiences to deepen your students' understanding of modern molecular and micro-biology.  Laboratory experiences for elementary students, summer programming, and graduate courses for in-service teachers also available.

  • Seven different lab options available - more coming soon!
  • Two labs (up to 64 students) can run concurrently
  • Classes of 16 or fewer are $200, classes up to 32 students are $300
  • Laboratory field trips are now available year-round

For detailed information or to reserve a laboratory field trip see www.clemson.edu/cafls/culsoc or contact Ginger Foulk: foulk@clemson.edu, 864/656-4224.


BIOL Online - Non-thesis Master's - Clemson University

The Clemson University Department of Biological Sciences is proud to offer an online, non-thesis Master of Biological Sciences designed specifically for K-12 teachers and other science educators interested in biological sciences. This program is fully in a distance-learning format and lectures are available 24/7.   See www.clemson.edu/cafls/departments/biosci/graduates/biol_online for details.