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Archive: Sep 2013

CUCWD and Duke Energy Foundation – Honoring SC STEM Educators

From increasing student interest in science and technology to preparing high school students for careers in advanced manufacturing, the first funding distributed by the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development was accepted Thursday, August 8th, by school districts from across South Carolina. The Workforce Development Center awarded 36 school districts and charter schools and nine […]


Clemson’s WISE Honored for Girls’ Engineering Program

Clemson University’s Women in Science and Engineering Program (WISE) has received the 2013 National Engineers Week Foundation and Women in Engineering Programs and Advocate Networks (WEPAN) Introduce a Girl to Engineering Award. The award honors organizations for outstanding outreach efforts as a part of National Engineers Week and Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day in […]


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CA2VES Hosts NSF ATE Day in Charleston

In May, CA2VES hosted a one day National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) Day in Charleston, SC. Because NSF ATE programs focus on the education of technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels, the event was geared toward 2-year college representatives from SC, NC and GA along with selected P-12 representation. Attendees […]


Crucial Conversations

You, a South Carolinian, ended up in New Jersey (long story) as owner of a small high tech aerospace manufacturing company. Now in mid-life (but not in crisis!), you are pining for the beautiful beaches, mountains, and people of South Carolina, not to mention the shrimp and grits which is a staple on your frequent […]


Something Super is Happening in SC

As a boy, I used to watch Superman reruns on television. I cheered him on in his “never ending battle for truth, justice and the American way.” Nearly everyone I knew wondered what it would be like to have a super power. X-ray vision? That’d be pretty cool. Flying? Awesome! The thing is, we wanted […]


CA2VES Exceeds Expectations in Year Two

The 2013 National Visiting Committee (NVC)meeting for the Center for Aviation and Automotive Technology Education Using Virtual E-Schools [CA2VES] was held in Greenville, SC on May 15-16. The first day’s discussions at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Greenville were kicked off by Dr. Gerhard Salinger, Program Officer at National Science Foundation, followed by a welcome […]


Infusion of Technology Education

In June 2013, 8,200 workers were added to SC payrolls in transportation, utilities, and manufacturing businesses. Month after month, highly skilled, technically knowledgeable workers are in great demand. Through good economic times and bad, manufacturing and other SC industries have known which door to knock on for the technicians they need. What isn’t as well […]


Student Spotlight – Myrtede Alfred

Myrtede Alfred is a master’s student in the industrial engineering program at Clemson University pursuing a concentration in quality. She received her Six Sigma Green Belt Certification earlier this summer and obtained her bachelor’s degree in human resources management (HR) from Florida International University in 2009. Her background made her a great candidate to lead […]

+ READ MORE, a portal being developed by the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development will offer online digital learning tools to support the needs of the technical college student community. The portal is a learning solution offered with partnering technical colleges to help successfully blend powerful online and digital solutions into their existing courses. This portal […]