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The Department of Engineering and Science Education (ESED) at Clemson University was established in 2006, and our PhD in Engineering and Science Education was established in 2011. In that short time, the young, dynamic ESED department has experienced great success, boasting three faculty NSF CAREER award winners and two NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (among the first awarded in the area of STEM Education). Our faculty and their research have been recognized by several professional organizations: Best Non-Traditional Session award at the 2008 Frontiers in Education Conference, Best Paper in the Educational Research and Methods Division of ASEE (2009), a AAAS Fellowship (2012-13), and election to the APS executive committee of the Forum on Education (2013). Since the start of the Certificate in Engineering and Science Education, more than 35 graduate students have leveraged their certificate to successfully compete for faculty positions in engineering and science. On average, it is the most active certificate program in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences at Clemson.