Clemson COVID Challenge - a partnership with University of South Carolina

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The Clemson COVID Challenge provided a summer virtual research and design opportunity for teams of undergraduates to work on problems related to the current COVID-19 situation as well as future possible pandemics. Teams of students worked with mentors to identify problems and come up with proposed ideas and solutions. In mid-June, students submitted a pitch video of their ideas and competed for the opportunity to see their projects possibly continue to implementation. More than 400 students and 120 mentors from 16 institutions participated in the 2020 challenge. Visit team projects or watch the Awards Forum to see their innovative work.

Clemson Support: The program is supported by The Ron and Jane Lindsay Family Innovation Professorship, the CECAS Dean’s Excellence Fund, the Vice President for Research, and the Creative Inquiry & Undergraduate Research Program.

UofSC Support: The program is supported by University of South Carolina Vice President for Research, College of Engineering and Computing, and Office of Undergraduate Research.

Questions regarding this challenge can be sent to Dr. Delphine Dean,
Questions or comments regarding the website or sign up forms can be directed to