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Statewide Research and Education Facility Upgrades -- $3.25 million: In response to industry demand, Clemson PSA has hired top scientists to support the agriculture and natural resources industry in South Carolina. Additional demonstration facilities, field laboratories, irrigation, greenhouse and storage is needed to support additional faculty and provide sound science-based solutions and Extension programs to the state’s $42 billion agriculture and natural resources industry.
Facility Renovation for Water Research -- $7 million: Clemson University proposes to renovate and upgrade a building formerly used to house environmental toxicology research to establish a solid programmatic base for a comprehensive water resources program where scientists will conduct analytical water-related research, develop technology and provide research-based natural resources management outreach, instruction and demonstration.
T. Ed Garrison Arena Education/Conference Center -- $10 million: The T. Ed Garrison Arena, near the Clemson campus, provides an exceptional event venue for livestock and equine events that draw participants and spectators from throughout the Southeast and increases the national reputation of South Carolina’s cattle, equine and other agriculture-based industries. The proposed center and facility improvements will attract more events and provide an excellent meeting and instructional facility and exhibition space not currently available in the upstate.
Built Environment Laboratory -- $1.3 million: Clemson’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute (WU+D) proposes to renovate a near-campus building into laboratory space to develop sustainable wood products from South Carolina’s abundant forests, investigate novel methods for adapting wood structural systems, and take advantage of developments in wood construction materials in order to support South Carolina’s competitiveness in manufacturing, foster healthier forests, and advance rural economies. Strong floor and wall, overhead crane system, and utilities and general construction needed to convert the building into a built environment laboratory are estimated to cost $1.3 million.