Clemson University Feature Stories

Archive for March, 2013

Student-organized festival brings Pulitzer Prize-winning author to Clemson

Friday, March 29th, 2013
Kat Clark hangs posters for the Literary Festival around campus. This year, Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan will be speaking at Clemson.

The 6th Annual Clemson Literary Festival will take place April 3-5 with events both on and off campus. The 14-event festival is free to the public and will feature several acclaimed authors, including Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan.

Brand new Clemson debate team goes from novice debaters to national champions in one year

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
The Clemson debate team — comprised entirely of novice debaters — won the National Education Debate Association

As a group of 15 Clemson students found out, debate is more than just making your point and proving that you’re right. Debate is academic. It’s research-based. And it’s hard, rewarding work. In its first year, Clemson’s debate team won the National Education Debate Association’s (NEDA) national tournament.

GRADS poster event showcases graduate students’ research

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

A group of graduate students is aiming to raise the bar when it comes to presenting graduate student research at Clemson. As part of that push, they are presenting the first annual Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium (GRADS) on April 8.

Miss South Carolina: Born and Bred to be a Tiger

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
Ali is passionate about the piano and working with children.

Clemson student and Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers is working hard to make a difference in others’ lives. One of Ali’s passions is serving children with disabilities.

A life in the Clemson library, enriched by the Staff Development Program

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
For Micki Reid, center, participating in Clemson

For Micki Reid participating in Clemson’s Staff Development Program allowed her to get out of her office, her department and work on projects that benefit both her and the University.

Creative Inquiry offers invaluable opportunities for faculty and students

Monday, March 18th, 2013
Clemson University English professor Sean Williams, left, and the $60 Scholarships class.

Clemson University’s undergraduate research program — called Creative Inquiry — is paving the way for unique opportunities for engaged learning and research by challenging the creative minds of faculty and students.

A passionate professor encourages his students to love foreign language, culture and literature.

Friday, March 15th, 2013
Clemson French professor Eric Touya wants his students to love not only language, but the culture and literature of foreign countries.

Clemson professor Eric Touya, embodies what it means to be passionate not only about the French language, but its art, its people and its history. And he continuously shares this passion with his students.

Future Power Grids Inspired by the Human Brain

Friday, March 15th, 2013
With more than 6,000 plants transmitting electricity to homes and businesses across the country via 600,000 miles of power lines, today’s power grid can be thought of as the world’s largest single machine. | CREDIT: NASA Earth Observatory/NOAA NGDC

The unmatched ability of the human brain to process and make sense of large amounts of complex data has caught the attention of engineers working in the field of control systems. Lead by Clemson University professor Kumar Venayagamoorthy, a team of neuroscientists and engineers is using neurons grown in a dish to control simulated power grids.

We know Pierre’s name, now let’s get to know him

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
Pierre Tong attends as many Clemson sporting events as he can fit into his schedule.

Have you ever had a Pierre Tong sighting? Maybe you were behind him in line in the bookstore or snapped a photo of him eating a sandwich without him knowing. How did one student out of thousands become so well known on campus in such a short period of time? Well, even Pierre doesn’t know the answer to that question.

Making the move from disposable medical devices to reusable

Monday, March 4th, 2013
In her lab at CUBEInC, Clemson professor Melinda Harman (right) and her students work to understand the reality of cleaning and sterilization of medical devices in hospitals and reprocessing companies.

As part of the the Medical Device Recycling and Reprocessing Certificate Program, Clemson students work specifically with the recycling and reprocessing of surgical instruments.