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Clemson University, Duke Energy partner to bring mobile engineering lab to middle school students across South Carolina

Thursday June 27, 2019

Clemson University and Duke Energy are hitting the road this summer behind the wheel of the Explore Mobile Lab, an innovative approach to educating middle school students across the Palmetto State about the critical and growing field of engineering. This creative partnership between the University and Duke Energy is unique to South Carolina, and the program hopes to educate and engage young scientists and engineers who will be the future workforce for industries such as electric utilities that will need those skills to power communities in the 21st century.

Graduation spotlight: Boykin leaving behind a strong legacy

Wednesday May 08, 2019

College can be a daunting adjustment for some. Even the most gifted scholars struggle with the process of acclimating to a new home, meeting new friends and tackling a rigorous course load. For Zach Boykin, it’s why he opted to take part in a three-week introductory program that allowed him to live on Clemson University’s […]

Third annual STEM Day brings middle-schoolers to campus for STEM introduction

Wednesday February 27, 2019

STEM Day, a PEER and WISE outreach program brings together underrepresented middle school students from the Upstate to Clemson University for an introduction to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Hands-on activities and demonstrations, led by Clemson faculty and students, let these young people know about careers and related opportunities available in science […]

Turning Passion into Purpose

Thursday January 17, 2019

Emily Peek arrived at Clemson as a math major in 1968 ­– one of the few Clemson women entering the field of science, technology, engineering and math at that time. “As a female math major in the late 1960s, I definitely stood out,” says Emily. She credits her teachers in high school and those at […]

Barrier-breaking career launched from Clemson University for Vanessa Wyche

Tuesday August 28, 2018

Clemson University served as a launching pad for Vanessa Ellerbe Wyche, whose barrier-breaking career has positioned her as the first African American to serve as deputy director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. She is literally shooting for the moon and beyond in her new job, as NASA prepares to launch astronauts from Florida and for […]

Clemson University’s PEER & WISE program receives STEM award

Wednesday August 15, 2018

Clemson University’s PEER & WISE program is receiving the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The Inspiring Programs in STEM Award honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Meet a Tiger: Serita Acker

Tuesday May 15, 2018

Diversity in STEM fields is important because it better reflects that makeup of today's population, it keeps us relevant with our competitors and it allows us to innovate to meet the needs of a diverse society.