Top Stories from the Clemson University College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
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March: Top Stories from the College
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College puts focus on students and faculty for Give Day

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Sapna Sarupria receives CAREER award

Sapna Sarupria, an assistant professor in chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER award to investigate heterogeneous ice nucleation. Her research could help develop new ways of preserving food, studying climate, cryopreserving organs and protecting crops. MORE>>

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Cure to virtual reality ‘illness’ sought in new research

With funding from the Brooks Sports Science Institute, Sabarish Babu, an associate professor in the School of Computing, is investigating what causes cybersickness and what can be done to cure it. MORE>>

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Researchers aim to take the guesswork out of big decisions

The Office of Naval Research is funding a new project designed to give decision-makers hard data that would help in logistical planning and tactical response. Cole Smith, chair of Clemson’s industrial engineering department is leading the research that could apply to a wide array of military and civilian systems, ranging from the nation’s roads and electric grid to logistics and supply chains on the battlefield. MORE>>

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So long, red lights: Controller will help cars pass intersections without stopping

Ardalan Vahidi, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, has developed a system that can reduce congestion and harmonize the flow of traffic through traffic lights. This innovation will contribute to more efficient, cleaner cities where driving will also be more comfortable. MORE>>

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Clemson University’s message to Girl Scouts: ‘Engineers dream big!’

About 100 Girl Scouts filled some of Clemson University’s labs and classrooms recently to learn how they might seek careers in science, technology, engineering and math. For 18 years Clemson’s PEER and WISE programs have collaborated on “Introduce a Girl to Engineering.” MORE>>

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Siemens simulation software helps students see their future

Adjunct professor Joerg Schulte is using Siemens’ plant simulation software in his automotive manufacturing systems class to help students learn how to optimize vehicle production. In November 2016, Siemens, a global technology company, presented Clemson with its largest gift-in-kind, product lifecycle management software with a commercial value of $357,224,294. MORE>>

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Meet our #TopStudents2017 in real time on Twitter

You can meet the next generation of leaders live on Twitter on April 14 as we honor some of the college’s top students at the CECAS Honors and Awards Ceremony. We’ll be live-tweeting from the Madren Conference Center starting about 7 p.m. Just follow the college @ClemsonCECAS to find out who this year’s winners are. We’ll be using the hashtag #TopStudents2017.

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Advanced manufacturing in S.C. builds reputation with professor’s rare honor

Laine Mears, the BMW SmartState Chair in Automotive Manufacturing, was elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The distinction, awarded by the ASME Committee of Past Presidents, puts him in the top 2.9 percent of an organization that has 120,248 members. MORE>>

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Water-treatment expert hailed as ‘one of the top academic researchers in the world’

Gary Amy, the Dean’s Distinguished Professor in Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, has helped provide clean water to the globe. He has been recognized with one of his profession’s top awards, the American Water Works Association’s A.P. Black Research Award. MORE>>

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Clemson, Canada experts come together to discuss North America’s energy future

The Clemson University-Canada Center (CUCC) recently joined forces with Clemson’s Restoration Institute; College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences; and the Consulate General of Canada to present Clemson-Canada Energy Day. The event was held at the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center in North Charleston. MORE>>

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Bosch Rexroth tests plastic-scooping boat in Clemson University’s reflection pond

VIDEO: A prototype boat designed to scoop up plastic waste recently plied the waters of Clemson University’s reflection pond next to Cooper Library. The boat was created by employees at Bosch Rexroth.  Mike McCormick, technical plant manager for Bosch Rexroth, said he was hoping the company could partner with Clemson to develop a full-scale version to help get waste out of the oceans. MORE>>

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Clemson engineering, business colleges tap Boeing’s Jack Jones

The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences and the College of Business have announced that Jack Jones, retired vice president of Boeing’s SC aircraft assembly business, will become the colleges’ inaugural Executive in Residence. Students, faculty and staff will be the beneficiaries of Jones’ engineering and business background. MORE>>

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SAS analytics to power Clemson’s big data and cyber efforts

Clemson University’s bold research goals and thousands of students and professors have gained a powerful ally — analytics leader SAS. Through a new educational partnership, SAS and Clemson will provide research, software, services and funding to the university’s Watt Family Innovation Center. MORE>>

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Class Notes

Seyed Fayazi, 2016
PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Danny Johnson, 2014
MEngr in Industrial Engineering

Jason Vaughn, 2003, 2005
BS, MS in Civil Engineering

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From the Dean

On Clemson’s second Give Day, April 6, the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences, is focusing on the Dean’s Excellence Fund, which is providing support that shapes tomorrow’s leaders. Gifts to this fund from alumni and friends of the college are unrestricted so I may direct support to the student and faculty initiatives that have the greatest needs. I am grateful to our supporters who provide these much-needed resources. 
 
I recently had a chance to meet some of these special people in California and Texas.  Alfred Sugarman hosted an event at Fitbit, and Adobe welcomed our alumni, parents and prospective students in their beautiful café where we shared information about the College and University. From San Francisco we traveled to Houston, where Carey Jordan and Brian Simmons opened their home for a wonderful gathering.
 
On April 6, as you contemplate the role your Clemson Experience has played in your life, I hope you will consider helping make someone else’s journey just as special.
 
With gratitude and appreciation,

Anand Gramopadhye, Dean
College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

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