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The Department of Engineering and Science Education (ESED) at Clemson University was established in 2006, and our Ph.D. in Engineering and Science Education was established in 2011. In that short time, the young, dynamic ESED department has experienced outstanding success, boasting three faculty NSF CAREER award winners and two NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (among the first awarded in the area of STEM Education).

Faculty and Department Success

Our faculty and their research have been recognized by several professional organizations: an AAAS Fellowship (2012-13), and election to the APS executive committee of the Forum on Education (2013), Helen Plant Award for the Best Non-traditional Workshop by ASEE/IEEE in 2008 and again 2014, the Class of ’39 Award in 2019, the highest distinction for a faculty member at Clemson, Fellows of the American Society of Engineering Education in 2019. 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.