November 2016: Top Stories from the Clemson University College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
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November: Top Stories from the College
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Clemson’s Zucker center opens new era of engineering in Charleston

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Siemens provides Clemson with largest in-kind technology grant in university history

Clemson University has received the largest grant-in-kind in its history from Siemens, a global technology company. Software the company has provided has a commercial value of $357,224,294. MORE>>

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JTEKT provides help to Clemson University engineering students

A $250,000 contribution from JTEKT North America Corporation will help give Clemson University’s automotive engineering students a financial boost. MORE>>

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James R. Martin wins this year’s James E. Bostic Jr. Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Award

James R. Martin, chair of the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering, was recognized for his exceptional commitment to fostering an environment in which diversity is understood, valued, respected and appreciated. MORE>>

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Jane McLamarrah says Clemson Ph.D. helped boost engineering career

Dr. Jane McLamarrah, the first woman to obtain a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Clemson University, recently told a WISE newsletter how her Clemson experience influenced her career and life. MORE>>

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Robotics expert aims to put South Carolina in the lead on autonomous vehicles

Venkat Krovi, the Michelin Endowed Chair in Vehicle Automation, is starting an education and research program that could help South Carolina play a leading role in developing the driverless automobiles that are hitting the street faster than many experts imagined. MORE>>

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Team creates software and apps for Clemson community

Roy Pargas, associate professor in the School of Computing, oversees the Apps R Us Creative Inquiry team that helps students gain experience developing for both iOS and Android devices.   MORE>>

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New maps show where to generate solar energy in South Carolina

Industrial engineering major Amanda Farthing led a team that created maps showing which Palmetto State lands would be most suitable for generating solar energy at utility scale. MORE>>

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Clemson University computer scientist to present research at esteemed security conference

Hongxin Hu, who led the development of a new breed of firewall, will present his research to the 24th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium, also known as NDSS. MORE>>

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Clemson Creative Inquiry program earns national honor

The national Council on Undergraduate Research has selected Clemson University and its Creative Inquiry program for a 2016 Campus-wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishment. More>>

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‘Relentless’ mechanical engineer receives Hitachi fellowship

Monsur Islam, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, received $20,000 as the winner of the Hitachi High Technologies America Electron Microscopy Annual Fellowship. Islam is using renewable resources to create carbides for products ranging from surgical tools and jewelry to hot-gas filters and shock absorbers. MORE>>

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Clemson University student awarded Environmental Research & Education Foundation Scholarship

Clemson University Ph.D. candidate Shakira Hobbs has been named an Environmental Research and Education Foundation Scholar. She was selected because of her demonstrated excellence in solid waste management research and education. MORE>>

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Class Notes

Anthony Caggiano 
2006 BS in Civil Engineering

Matthew Needy
1991 BS in Mechanical Engineering

Steven Smith
1985 BS in Civil Engineering

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From the Dean

November provides time to reflect on the positive aspects of our lives, both personal and professional. This edition of our newsletter highlights some of our valued friends and partners whose support has elevated our college to a new level. The Zucker family made our new graduate education center in North Charleston a reality. Jane McLamarrah and her husband, Mike Kohl, are generously supporting programs that empower young women to achieve their goals and dreams in engineering and STEM professions. We are also grateful for our corporate partners from Siemens who have provided Clemson with the largest in-kind technology grant in university history. Contributions from JTEKT and Hitachi High Technologies America are directly benefitting students.

I hope that this Thanksgiving season provides a pause for you to ponder your own good fortune, as we in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences offer our heartiest thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our educational endeavors. We are grateful for your investment in the college; we would not be where we are today without your philanthropic support. 

Many thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!

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

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