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The Clemson University Institute for Intelligent Materials, Systems and Environments (CU-iMSE) promotes digital and human-machine hybrid solutions as part of a paradigm shift in the design and occupation of the built environment. We participate in the design, research, and evaluation of intelligent environments, their materials and systems. iMSE aligns the university with industry, manufacturing and government partners to develop sustainable and resilient solutions for tomorrow’s problems in the built world.

 iMSE News & Events

The term DIY takes on new meaning with newly patented Clemson-designed technology and building solution: Sim[PLY]
Clemson University Relations, May 9, 2019
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Watt Faculty Fellows Program
The 2019-2020 Fellows will assemble into small teams, with each team collaborating throughout the academic year. This year, the Fellows will focus on a specific issue:
How to use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve teaching and learning in all academic disciplines.

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2018-2019 COTE Top Ten Winners
The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE), in partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), have selected the recipients of the 2019 AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Competition.
Congratulations, Clemson Winners!
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Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant
2019-2020 Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant Call for Proposals   
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I-SENSE Seminar Series: Winifred Newman, Ph.D.
Thu, Apr 18, 2019 5:30pm @ MetroLAB, Higher Education Complex - Ground Floor Florida Atlantic University   
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Clemson World Research: Big Questions Need Big Data
by Heidi Coryell Williams   Read more>>


Internship Program at Oakridge National Lab


Recent Associate and Bachelor’s Graduates
Apply for an internship for undergraduates
Apply for an internship for a recent Associate and Bachelor’s Graduate

Funding| Limited Submission


Sponsor: NSF
2020 NSF Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)
Anticipated Date to Be Posted: May 6, 2019
Anticipated Internal Deadline: June 17, 2019
Full Proposal Deadline: October 11, 2019

Sponsor: NSF
2020 NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Anticipated Date to Be Posted: May 6, 2019
Anticipated Internal Deadline: July 8, 2019
Full Proposal Deadline: November 6, 2019

Sponsor: NSF
2020 NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)
Anticipated Date to Be Posted: May 6, 2019
Anticipated Internal Deadline: August 14, 2019
Full Proposal Deadline: January 1-19, 2020

News| World Design Studio


Since 2006, Clemson University Landscape Architecture faculty and students have been collaborating with international counterparts in parallel, cross-cultural, design studios focusing on community engagement and design for important heritage and development sites in the world. This studio, envisioned as the World Design Studio, includes students from four continents—Africa, North American, Asia and Europe—and is open to students worldwide. It is the first studio of its kind employing the knowledge and expertise of four Universities in developing student skills in Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

World Design Studio

Mon. Feb. 18, 9:00am-11:00am @ LEE-3 Wedge
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Brown-Bag Research Talk- Spring 2019
Poster >>
  • Mon. Feb. 4, 12:00-1:15 @ LEE-3 Wedge
    Michael Carlos Barrios Kleiss
  • Mon. Apr. 1, 12:00-1:15 @ LEE-3 Wedge
  • Dustin Albright and Dan Harding
  • Mon. Apr. 15, 12:00-1:15 @ LEE-3 Wedge
    Hala Nassar and Rob Hewiit


Brown-Bag Research Talk- Fall 2018
Poster >>
  • Mon. Oct. 29, 11:30-1:00 @ LEE-3 Wedge
    Diana Thrasher
  • Mon. Apr. 1, 11:30-1:00 @ LEE-3 Wedge
    Winifred E Newman

 National News & Events

NEWS | The Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship recognizes the significant contributions of emerging professionals at early stages in their careers and helps defray the costs associated with the Architect Registration Examination (ARE).  More->>


NEWS | Google extensively studed the question -- what are the common behaviors of their very best managers? It came up with a list of eight attributes, verified quantitatively and qualitatively in multiple ways. It then rolled out those findings in 2010 to its organization to ingest and use.  More->>


ARTICLE | Computational thinking was popularized in a March 2006 article in Communications of the ACM by Jeannette Wing. In 2010, she published a more concise definition (see link here for her article about the evolution of these definitions): Computational Thinking is the thought processes involved in formulating problems and their solutions so that the solutions are represented in a form that can be effectively carried out by an information-processing agent (Cuny, Snyder, and Wing, 2010).  More->>

NEWS | A paradigm shift in education could briefly be described as a profound change in the theoretical and conceptual models that are commonly accepted in the field. These models are important because they provide solutions and roadmaps to professionals, including educational researchers, practitioners, administrators, and policy makers.  More->>

NEWS | USC Viterbi researchers are helping to increase exposure to language in deaf infants to improve their development of language, reading, grammar, and writing skills for the rest of their lives.  More->>

NEWS | Women are at nearly equal risk to men to lose their jobs to automation by 2030 as labor-saving technology spreads, study says.  More->>

NEWS |Fleet of “roboats” could collect garbage or self-assemble into floating structures in Amsterdam’s many canals.  More->>

NEWS | Ask a robot to pick up an egg or a bowling ball, and it may not know how to adjust its grip to account for the different weights. A new smart glove allows a neural network to learn the shape and weight of an object just with sensors embedded into a glove, which could be put to use with robots in factories or homes, and can even teach us about our own human grip.  More->>

NEWS | For environmental monitoring, precision agriculture, infrastructure maintenance and certain security applications, slow and energy efficient can be better than fast and always needing a recharge. That’s where “SlothBot” comes in. Powered by a pair of photovoltaic panels and designed to linger in the forest canopy continuously for months, SlothBot moves only when it must to measure environmental changes.  More->>

Plastic: The Scourge of Cities Becomes a Resource | The Wall Street Journal featured professor Kate O'Neill in this video on the future of recycling. Hundreds of types of plastic exists but only a few are currently profitable to recycle. Most plastic waste products are sent to a landfill, even if they are initially sent to recycling centers.  More->>

NEWS | Our Shared Future: Autonomous and Intelligent Systems to Advance Sustainable Development More->>


CONFERENCE | iLRN 2019 Registration More->>


NEWS | Google PhD Fellowship Program More->>

NEWS | Bezos Proposes Plan For Commercial Moon Landing, Unveils Spacecraft More->>

NEWS | Experts Testify Before House Panel On STEM Diversity More->>

NEWS | Intel’s Mobileye, Britain’s Mapping Agency Launch Trial To Map Roadside Infrastructure. More->>

NEWS | Ford Unveils New Autonomous Robot in Factories More->>

NEWS | Researchers Showcase Humanoid Robot Crossing Narrow Terrain Using Autonomous Planning More->>

NEWS | Experts warn Macron against rushing to rebuild Notre-Dame More->>

NEWS | The St Andrews Prize for the Environment More->>

NEWS | FAA Certifies Google's Wing Drone Delivery Company To Operate As An Airline More->>

NEWS | Future Of Self-Driving Cars: Research Shows New Way Of 'Seeing' Objects More->>

NEWS | NASA Launching Astrobee Robots to Space Station More->>

NEWS | Academics hide humans from surveillance cameras with 2D prints More->>

NEWS | Capitalism Versus Climate Change: The Case Of Carbon Engineering More->>

NEWS | Companies unite on autonomous car OS to challenge Google More->>

NEWS | CES 2019: Intel details autonomous vehicle trial in Israel More->>

NEWS | Elon Musk goes Back to the Future claiming Tesla's roadster will be able to FLY like the DeLorean in the hit film using ten tiny rocket thrusters More->>

NEWS | Meet Caper, the AI self-checkout shopping cart More->>

NEWS | Maintaining U.S. Leadership in Science and Technology More->>

NEWS | Scientists turn back time with quantum computer More->>

NEWS | Olympics: Tokyo 2020 unveils robots to help wheelchair users, workers More->>

NEWS | IKEA's Research Lab SPACE10 Designs a Solar Village to Rethink Renewable Energy More->>

NEWS | Winners of the 2019 Building of the Year Awards More->>

NEWS | A Crucial Step for Averting AI Disasters More->>

NEWS | China is Building a City Three Times Larger than NYC More->>

NEWS | Shanghai opens the world's longest 3D-printed concrete bridge. More->>

CONFERENCE | AIA Future cities beyond its excess, extremes, and appetite for the ersatz, Las Vegas is a global pioneer in design. Its ever-changing landscape is an incubator for the kind of transformation that influences architecture and design trends the world over. And with tens of millions of visitors each year, Las Vegas is boldly on display. Not just the casinos and nightlife, but the hospitals, schools, community centers, parks, apartment buildings, and art installations that are part of people’s everyday lives. This work is a testimony to how architects are designing a better future by taking on the critical challenges facing cities—and our world—today. More->>

The Wall Street Journal: Golf-Home Owners Find Themselves in a Hole> | January 13th, 2019

The Wall Street Journal Lawsuits pile up and fairways fall into disrepair as younger Americans shun golf, leaving behind homeowners who paid a premium for life on the links.
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Battle for Connected Home Seizes the Stage at CES 2019  | January 10th, 2019

Last week's CES 2019 in Las Vegas showcased efforts by Google, Amazon, and Apple to advance connected home technology platforms. The three companies are targeting the living room as a locus for such products...
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We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN | January 13th, 2019

Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCC
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NYTimes: U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018 Even as Coal Plants Closed | January 8th, 2019

• America’s carbon dioxide emissions rose by 3.4 percent in 2018, the biggest increase in eight years.
• A steep drop in coal use wasn’t enough to offset rising emissions in other parts of the economy, which grew at a strong pace last year.
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Why Your Next Home Might Not Need Any Energy at All | December 28, 2018

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