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Bioengineering Alumni

Life after Graduation

Send us your story! We invite all of you to send a photo, graduation date and degree, and a brief summary of your professional and personal lives since graduation. Renew old ties and make new ones! Send your photographs and biographies to jbourne@clemson.edu.


Tim Olsen’s recent visit to the department gave students a chance to ask about skills needed in the workplace:

Throughout Clemson’s Bioengineering PhD program, I constantly had to give presentations about my work. Sometimes I had to be highly technical, like when speaking to my thesis committee, and sometimes I had to be simple, like when speaking to friends and family. Learning to communicate science effectively to different audience types is an extremely valuable skill, and I developed this base at Clemson. At RoosterBio, I communicate with scientists and business colleagues all in the same day. Being able to continuously translate ideas in particular languages, so that both can understand, is critical for success in industry!

Read more graduate stories here.

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Recent Milestones

  • ABET-accredited undergraduate program — Inaugural graduation: 2009
  • Entrepreneurship —Undergraduate and graduate student patents, patents pending, and small businesses
  • Rhodes Annex — A 29,000 sq. ft. undergraduate facility with classrooms, labs, teleconferencing and event space
  • Faculty and labs — Permanently located at MUSC
  • Clemson University Biomedical Engineering Innovation Campus (CUBEInC) — 29,615 sq. ft. business incubator with labs, offices, meeting and event space, and faculty labs on the Patewood campus of Greenville Health System
  • Director of Technology Development HiredMichael J. Gara manages the life-science business incubator associated with CUBEInC and Greenville Health System. 
  • Graduate students and undergraduates — Attracting national attention and highly competitive fellowships