With an emphasis on research and economic development, Clemson is strongly focused on collaboration and encouraging faculty, students and economic partners to embrace and pursue bold ideas. Our teaching, research and outreach are driving development and improving the quality of life in South Carolina and beyond. In fact, Clemson’s externally funded research expenditures surpassed $100 million the past two years.
We are growing selected graduate programs and building new research and economic development centers across the state. These centers support a knowledge-based economy and are focused on advanced materials, automotive and transportation technology, biotechnology and environmental sustainability. Clemson entrepreneurs — students and faculty alike — are bringing technology and research findings to market. From manufacturing to medicine, Clemson is building tomorrow’s economy and workforce today.
Eleven Clemson seniors and graduate students won the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in 2012.