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Major Discovery Night

Event basket and booklets

Major Discovery Night

The General Engineering department's key annual event is Major Discovery Night, a major exploration event hosted along with the Engineering Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi. During this time, students have the opportunity to meet and network with Clemson University engineering alumni in a variety of professional roles to guide them in selecting their major. All of the undergraduate departments in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences are represented, with faculty and staff of these departments in attendance also.

In addition to speaking with first-year engineering students, returning alumni can meet upperclassmen in Tau Beta Pi over hors d'oeuvres. All attendees hear a welcome from the Dean at the beginning of the networking portion of the event. The venue of choice to host this exceptional assemblage of new and old engineers is the high-tech Watt Family Innovation Center, Clemson University's cutting-edge addition to the main campus that is setting the standard for futuristic higher education buildings across the country.

Typically hosted in the springtime as engineering students prepare to choose their field, this event gives the General Engineering cohort a unique opportunity to acquire insight into numerous career fields and help them make a more definitive choice about their future. 

Prominent companies that have been represented at this event include:

  • 4Waters Engineering
  • AECOM Greenville
  • American Microsolar Systems, LLC
  • Arthrex
  • Ascension
  • Atlantic South Development
  • B&W Fiber Glass, Inc.
  • BASF
  • Barry-Wehmiller Design Group
  • Black and Veatch
  • BMW
  • Britt, Peters and Associates
  • Buford Goff & Associates
  • Cambridge Oaks Consulting, LLC
  • Catalyst
  • ChangeZen Consulting
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Commercial Metals Company
  • Control Management, Inc.
  • Darrohn Engineering
  • Davis & Floyd
  • Dressler Construction, LLC
  • Duke Energy
  • Eastman Chemical
  • Electrical Contracting Solutions
  • Engineering Systems, Inc
  • ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Fagan, Inc
  • Fluor Corporation
  • General Electric
  • GE Vernova
  • Harper General Contractors
  • Hopkins Forensic Group
  • Hubbell Lighting, Inc.
  • Huber Engineered Woods
  • Integrated Power Services, LLC
  • Integrated Support Systems
  • Invista
  • Isomer Project Group
  • ITW Hartness
  • Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
  • KDG Construction Consulting
  • Kelley Engineering
  • Kimley-Horn
  • Kinard Stone
  • Maglione Consulting, LLC
  • McCall & Son, Inc.
  • McGill Associates, P.A.
  • Michelin
  • Milliken
  • MWH Global, Inc.
  • New South Construction
  • Nutanix
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
  • Parkside Pediatrics
  • Piedmont Rural Telephone Coop (PRTC)
  • Poly-Med
  • Quintech Solutions, Inc.
  • RCS Grading, Inc.
  • Rust Engineering
  • S & ME, Inc.
  • SCANA Corporation
  • Scientific Research Corporation
  • Seamon Whiteside & Associates, Inc.
  • Sellers and Son Holding Company
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Siemens Energy & Automation
  • Smith Environmental Consultants, Inc.
  • SNF Holdings
  • Southeastern Architectural Solutions
  • Stantec, Inc.
  • Synterra, Corp.
  • Terracon Consultants
  • Thomas and Hutton Engineering
  • TTI - Techtronic Industries
  • US Air Force
  • US Navy
  • W.L. Gore & Associates
  • Wolfspeed, Inc.
  • Woolpert


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