About Creative Inquiry

Our Program

Creative Inquiry is the imaginative combination of engaged learning, cross-disciplinary interactions and undergraduate research that is unique to Clemson University. Team-based investigations are led by faculty mentors and typically span a year or more. Students take on problems that spring from their own curiosity, from a professor’s challenge or from the pressing needs of the world around them. These invaluable experiences produce exceptional graduates.

Since its start in 2005, Creative Inquiry has supported more than 33,400 student experiences in more than 1,000 research projects. Each semester, more than 2,800 undergraduate students investigate topics ranging from children’s literacy to medical devices for developing countries to designing the next generation of solar cells.

Creative Inquiry projects, many of which are multidisciplinary, can be found in all disciplines. Students in each project collaborate with their peers to utilize each team member’s expertise to accomplish project goals. See the current projects page for more info.

Current Projects

See our current projects page for detailed info on active CI projects.

CI Videos

See our videos page for detailed info on active CI projects.

CI Project Blogs

See our project blogs page for updates from the front lines of current CI projects.

Make a Gift

You may support the overall Creative Inquiry program or a specific project with a gift to:

  • the Creative Inquiry Operating Account

Your gift will provide for needs such as student travel, project supplies, support staff and faculty members. Most importantly, it keeps Creative Inquiry innovative without transferring the cost to students. Please make an investment in the future by supporting Creative Inquiry.

You may make your gift online, call the Clemson Fund at 864-656-5896, or mail your check payable to Clemson Fund to:
Clemson Fund
PO Box 1889
Clemson, SC 29633
Note for: Creative Inquiry Operating Account

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