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Amanda Farthing

Amanda Farthing:

Challenge: Making Solar Energy Economical
Bio for Spotlight: Amanda is an Industrial Engineering major with minors in Sustainability and International Engineering & Science. She's explored her chosen Grand Challenge, "making solar energy economical," through research analyzing land suitability for utility-scale solar in South Carolina, using a geographic information system. Though her passions and pursuits throughout college might seem academically schizophrenic -- ranging from public policy to evaluation of transportation systems to botany -- she believes a diversified education, embraced by Clemson’s GCS program, will allow her to more holistically address sustainability issues in her future career.
Research: Independent research aiming to analyze the potential for utility-scale solar PV in the state of South Carolina, engaging in research within Industrial Engineering Department using supply chain and logistics approaches to improve the process of vehicle fleet electrification
Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Sustainability minor, Dixon Global Policy Scholar, courses of philosophy and economics, International Engineering and Science Minor
Entrepreneurship: Initiated the development of a Green Revolving Fund at Clemson
Global Dimension: Study Abroad at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, Dixon Global Policy Scholar, Travelled to Haiti with CEDC to perform site assessments for potential wind turbine implementation, travelled through Ireland and Northern Ireland with National Scholars Program, Study Abroad in Spain
Service Learning: Active member of Engineers without Borders and CEDC, plan to extend service involvement to local actions to improve sustainability and healthy living within the Clemson Community through groups such as Students for Environmental Action