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Department of Engineering Science and Education


Student Opportunities

The Department of Engineering and Science Education is committed to supporting the success of our students. We offer academic advising via graduate coordinators and faculty members. Our students regularly attend departmental seminars, lunch and learn sessions, and monthly social events to build a sense of community and professional growth.

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Aerial view in Norway

Study Abroad: Norway Exchange

This exchange program is a unique year-long project opportunity to partner with students at the University of Agder (UiA) in Norway to develop STEM education projects. In the Spring semester, you will study abroad (6 months) in Norway, working in partnership with UiA students on your STEM education project. A central goal of this project is to develop new and innovative problem-based learning experiences for introductory STEM courses as a unified, international team of math-infused problem developers.

The University of Agder (UiA) is one of the most modern universities in Norway and provides high-quality study programs with an international focus. Surrounded by picturesque scenery, from tiny rocky islands in the fjords to snow-covered mountains inland, the region can offer a rich variety of recreational activities.

For more information, contact Kelly Lazar or Matthew Voigt.

Engaging Students as Partners in an Interdisciplinary Lesson Study

Margaret Ann Bolick is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Engineering and Science Education program at Clemson University and an instructor in the Norway Exchange program. She hopes to focus her research on economically marginalized first year mathematics students across international institutions.

Bolick profile

“There is a growing need to support interdisciplinary STEM knowledge and skills to address 21st-century challenges, yet STEM disciplines are often taught in isolation and removed from real-world applications.”

Margaret Ann Bolick
Norway Exchange Instructor
ESED Ph.D. Student

Get Involved

Building community is an essential part of our program; from advisory boards to mentorship, we hope you find ways to connect.

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Graduate Student Government

GSG Senators are expected to attend two-hour senate meetings every other week, vote on GSG legislations, disseminate GSG information to ESED, complete senator training in Canvas, and serve on at least one GSG committee. Beyond monthly meetings, time is spent working on committee responsibilities, which vary based on the committee.

Clemson GSG

Graduate Student Advisory Board

CECAS GSAB is a group that meets and talks about college issues specific to grad students. They host a mentoring group for new graduate students, game nights, a Discord server throughout the semester, and other CECAS graduate student events. The group has monthly one-hour meetings from August to May. Attending meetings is the only commitment; however, you can opt to become more involved.

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Students discussing academic outline

ESED Peer Mentors

Engineering and Science Education Peer Mentors are expected to reach out to their assigned mentees to introduce themselves and attend particular orientation class sessions to share their experiences with the class. Onboarding for this position occurs during the summer prior to the Fall orientation course. The time expectation for this position is a few hours during the specified term.

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Social Director

The Social Director aims to plan at least 1-2 monthly social events to help build community among ESED faculty and students. The types of events vary to encourage participation and new opportunities to connect. Events should be aimed to be affordable, inclusive, and advertised. The time commitment fluctuates for each event depending on the amount of prep work involved.

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Exchange Coordinator

This position meets with seminar exchange coordinators from collaborating universities to plan the exchange, including the application process and visits. Responsibilities include ensuring Clemson has at least one representative in the exchange and that contact is being made between that speaker and the schools. The time requirement is a few hours a semester.