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A leap into physics reveals Shannon Stefl’s true passion for teaching

Thursday, October 10th, 2013
With the help of her mentor, Clemson teaching assistant Shannon Stefl found herself at the top of her physics class. Now, she aims to be the same motivator for her students.

Like many college-bound freshmen, Shannon Stefl started her undergraduate degree a bit unsure about her future. Unlike most first-year students, when she wasn’t satisfied with her curriculum, Shannon made an ambitious change: from French to physics.

Two Clemson entrepreneurs are paddling against the tide of conformity

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Clemson alums Eric Thome, left, and Kyle Clements have transformed a simple idea into a full-fledged business that challenges us to rethink the way we use kayaks.

Clemson alums Eric Thome and Kyle Clements have transformed a simple idea into a full-fledged business that challenges us to rethink the way we use kayaks.

Orangeville: ‘If Clemson is our home town, then Greenville is our home city’

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Clemson has always had a presence in every section of the state of South Carolina, but in the last decade, that presence has grown exponentially in Greenville. Just a 45-minute trip from Clemson, Greenville now houses several Clemson academic programs, and the University’s partnerships with Greenville Health System have only gotten stronger.

Tigertown Bound: Another new school year starts with a freshman class that has the total package

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Almost overnight, Clemson has become one of the nation’s top public universities. More students than ever are applying to come to Tiger Town — and their involvement and focus on academics is stronger than ever. As the new school year arrives, let’s take a by-the-numbers* look at this year’s incoming freshman class.

ARTS turns old rubber tires into new products

Monday, June 10th, 2013
Danny Metz, operations manager for Clemson’s Asphalt Rubber Technology Service, demonstrates how water reacts on rubberized ashault.

There’s no shortage of tires in South Carolina. And Clemson University’s Asphalt Rubber Technology Service promotes, designs and tests the use of recycled scrap tires in rubberized asphalt and in other civil infrastructure applications.

Technostress: Working in a digital age can be nerve-wracking

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Do you get concerned about losing your cellphone or mobile device? Are you anxious if there is no wireless service? Do you feel your life is dependent on Internet availability? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you might be suffering from ‘nomophobia’ – fear of having no mobile phone.

Clemson’s Class of 2013 grads are ready to turn their passions into careers

Monday, May 6th, 2013

It’s that time of year again — graduation. Clemson graduation has always been a time to celebrate the accomplishments our students have made and to anticipate the new heights they will reach in the future, and this year is no exception as the graduating class of 2013 is showing more potential than ever. But until then, here are the stories of five remarkable Tigers.

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.

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 [...]

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.