Clemson University Feature Stories

Archive for February, 2013

Jerry Tessendorf’s water simulation software has major impact on film industry

Monday, February 25th, 2013
Clemson professor Jerry Tessendorf, left, received an Academy Award for Technical Achievement in 2008, and his software was used in the 2012 film <i>Life of Pi</i>, winner of the 2013 Academy Award for

[TITLE][SHARE] by Molly Collins Media Relations, Class of 2013 Roll out the red carpet — an Academy Award winner is in town. If you’ve seen some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster films, chances are that you’ve seen the work of Clemson’s own Jerry Tessendorf. The director of Clemson’s Master of Fine Arts in Digital Production Arts [...]

Tigertown Bound

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Getting the mail and seeing that Clemson Orange envelope means only one thing — you are Tigertown Bound! Welcome to the Clemson Class of 2017. Check out how Tigertown Bound students responded when they received their letters.

Parking and Transportation: commitment to sustainability brings efficiencies to campus

Monday, February 18th, 2013
Dan Hofmann, Clemson

Clemson’s own Parking and Transportation Services team also has its eye turned toward sustainability and continues to introduce strategies to reduce the carbon footprint on campus.

Fighting for students’ voices to be heard

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
Perry Austin

[TITLE][SHARE] By Crystal Boyles Creative Services On some days, Perry Austin will tell you he doesn’t sleep. Too much schoolwork to do. Too many lives to impact. He’s studying religion and its relationship with politics. He’s leading charges for policy change on campus. He’s editing papers, making sure those pesky commas are where they should [...]

Going for the gold: Clemson’s Brian Dean uses computing to create champions

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
Computer science professor Brian Dean is as the director of the USA Computing Olympiad (USACO), one of several national programs for high-school Olympiads in mathematics and the sciences.

Clemson professor Brian Dean is passionate about high school computer science education, and contends that it is an area that is lacking in programs. It requires development beyond standard courses.

From fighter to mentor: How a former youth in trouble now leads youth to success.

Monday, February 11th, 2013
Jorge Calzadilla listens to students in the South Carolina Youth Leadership Academy Charter School talk about what they

Jorge Calzadilla’s fiery passion is contagious. He could talk to you for hours touching on everything from his love of video games and running to why kids today are losing soft skills to how today’s youth are tomorrow’s workforce and how their development is paramount to economic development. No topic is too big or too small, but all lead back to one place — youth.

Moving graduate students from the classroom into the field

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
Master of Real Estate Development program director Robert Benedict gets graduate students out of the classroom and into the field for face-to-face interactions and firsthand experiences that prepare them for real-world challenges.

So when it came time to assemble a group of professionals to mentor and guide students through Clemson’s Master of Real Estate Development program, Benedict — now program director — immediately recognized the value of connecting graduate-level students with the same folks who helped him along the way: folks in the field.