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Clemson student’s journey makes a global impact

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Clemson University students unveil Deep Orange 7 MINI concept vehicle for 2025 and beyond

Students at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research unveiled their newest Deep Orange concept vehicle, sponsored by the BMW Group. The 18-student team unveiled the fully-functional, drivable concept vehicle at the BMW Zentrum in Greer, South Carolina, on Saturday, Oct. 14. MORE>>

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Supercomputer upgrade to support more than $14 million in research

Amy Apon, chair of the Division of Computer Science in the School of Computing, is the principal investigator of a National Science Foundation grant that will upgrade Clemson University’s acclaimed supercomputer, the Palmetto Cluster. The new capacity will support more than 370 faculty members and students who are working on a broad range of research topics with more than $14 million in funding. MORE>>

Clemson bioengineer receives $1.5 million to seek treatment for heart failure

Ying Mei, an assistant professor of bioengineering at Clemson University, is leading a new research project backed by $1.5 million from the National Institutes of Health. The focus is repairing heart-attack damage with stem cells and tiny “nanowires.” MORE>>

Five-year tally for nuclear energy research program hits $3.9 million

The enduring importance of nuclear energy in South Carolina is underscored by two new grants that together total more than $1 million and bring Clemson University’s five-year tally to $3.9 million under a federal program that supports university research in the field. Kyle Brinkman and Luiz Jacobsohn, both in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, are receiving funding from the Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Research Program. MORE>>

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Srikanth Pilla receives Outstanding Young Scientist Award

Pilla, an assistant professor, received the award at the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society’s 24th annual meeting in Albany, California. “This honor solidifies Dr. Pilla as one of the top performers in the field of renewable materials,” said Zoran Filipi, chair of the Department of Automotive Engineering at Clemson. MORE>>

PEER receives mentoring award

Serita Acker, director of PEER and WISE, recently announced that PEER received the 2017 NAMEPA Retention Program Award  from the National Association of Multicultural Engineering Programs. The award honors retention programs that have increased student participation from populations historically underrepresented in engineering. MORE>>

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Julie Martin takes national leadership role in educating engineers

Martin, an associate professor of engineering and science education at Clemson, is serving as program director for engineering education at the National Science Foundation. Her rotation at the foundation helps raise the visibility of the University, the college and the Department of Engineering and Science Education at Clemson. MORE>>

Student-led 5K returns Nov. 4

Registration is now open for a 3.1-mile run that brings together the Clemson University community each fall to promote fun, fitness and fellowship. The run will be held in the South Carolina Botanical Garden. All are welcome. Register by Oct. 21 to get the early-bird rate. MORE>>

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Class Notes

Marianne Moseley, PE, 2008
BS in Civil Engineering
Brad Alexander, 2001
BS in Computer Information Systems      
Scott Spigener, 1987
BS in Civil Engineering


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From the Dean

The college’s students and faculty work with one primary goal in mind—to make a global impact. This issue of Ideas Monthly highlights some of their latest accomplishments, as they innovate through translation to turn ideas into reality.

Our first two stories show the impact our students are making around the world. From providing clean water to designing the car of the future, Clemson University students are changing lives.

Our faculty are also making their own statements globally. An upgrade to Clemson University’s supercomputer, the Palmetto Cluster, will support more than 370 faculty members and students who are doing a broad range of research. 

One of our bioengineering researchers is using stem cells to develop the first therapy for heart failure, which affects 5.7 million Americans each year.

Making the world a better place is what the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences is all about.

Thank you to all those who were able to attend the Homecoming Tailgate. It was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect. Here are some pictures.

We have another chance to get together Nov. 4, when our students host the 4th annual Clemson Fit Run 5K. You can sign up here.

We hope to see you soon.
Anand Gramopadhye, Dean

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