During summer 2013, IBIOE assisted Clemson University’s Program’s for Educational Enrichment and Retention (PEER) office with its Math Excellence Workshops (MEW). Dr. Karen Burg, IBIOE Director, and Dr. Tim Burg, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, helped oversee three MEW seminars which consist of rising freshmen planning to major in science or math. The final seminar was a career panel in which four Clemson University (CU) graduate students and one CU undergraduate shared their research experiences and projects.
Shelby Darnell (PhD candidate in Human Centered Computing), Jordon Gilmore (PhD candidate in IBIOE), JaBria Byers (Undergraduate student in Bioengineering), Freddy Paige (PhD candidate in Civil Engineering) and Kayla Gainey (Masters candidate in Bioengineering) presented their research projects which included designing medical devices for developing countries, learning to and from net zero energy homes, production of 3D tissue scaffolds, increasing middle school student Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics career interest, and building a tool for analyzing classroom engagement. MEW students had the opportunity to ask questions and hear firsthand about the world of research at Clemson University.
MEW is open to all incoming Clemson University PEER students majoring in computer science, engineering, the life sciences, the physical sciences or mathematics. This workshop allows students to take either the pre-calculus or calculus class during the second session of summer school at Clemson.