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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.

Unique learning landscape helps middle school students grasp math concepts

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
Clemson professor Matt Powers, center, and math teachers from Dacusville Middle School test out the school

On its face, this first South Carolina based-learning landscape might look very simple, but this work has flipped on its head the idea of teaching complex math concepts to young learners.

Healthy cooking on a college budget

Friday, November 16th, 2012
Professor Marge Condrasky, right, is always looking for the

Professor and registered dietitian Marge Condrasky is always looking for the ‘wow’ factor when she is creating and cooking healthy meals.

Clemson students offer helping hands down the street and across the world

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
This past school year, more than 100 students went on alternative spring breaks to serve communities across the country, such as in Appalachia.

Service can be found in every nook and cranny on campus and off. Student organizations, undergraduate research, class projects, service-learning, alternative breaks, mission trips, faculty efforts — through all these groups, service is at Clemson’s core.

Indigenous Mayan women open their lives to a Clemson professor

Monday, July 16th, 2012

In a culture rarely visited, a Clemson professor has made a lasting bond. The indigenous Mayan people of Guatemala are rarely trusting toward outsiders, but nursing professor Roxanne Amerson continues to impact 11 Mayan women’s lives through her work with health education using a promotora concept.

Clemson design students take on Hilton Head on their way to becoming professionals

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
For Clemson students in city and regional planning, landscape architecture and real estate development, the term “hands-on” does little justice to Design Week.

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity during the first week of fall classes dominated the lives of many who work, study and sometimes even eat and sleep in Lee Hall.

Saving Infant Lives: Creative Inquiry isn’t just about research — it’s about action

Friday, October 21st, 2011

In Tanzania, the infant mortality rate is 10 times that of the United States, and Clemson students are putting their undergraduate research to the ultimate test — saving premature babies.

More than words on a page

Friday, September 16th, 2011
Trina Zeiler, far right, and her sister Kristen Zeiler, first row far left, with students and teachers from Louverture Cleary School in Haiti.

Alumna Trina Zeiler wanted to know how the pictures and words in a text stood next to the real world they described. So, she traveled to Haiti to see if what she read really was how it looked and felt. Read her story through her own words on a page.

Jennifer Shurley shares her passion for service with students

Monday, September 12th, 2011
This past May, associate director of civic engagement Jennifer Shurley, right, used her connections to friends in Alabama to quickly coordinate a trip for 34 Clemson students and staff to travel there to help victims of the deadly April tornadoes.

From Mexico to the Appalachian Mountains, Jennifer Shurley spent a lot of time throughout high school, college and beyond helping a variety of people. Now, as Clemson’s associate director of civic engagement, she’s providing resources to students so they can have the same life-changing experiences.

Clemson students and professors aid a local black community in preserving their heritage for future generations

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
At a slave cemetery at Soapstone Church in northern Pickens County, Clemson student and faculty volunteers — like Katie Herring — recently raked, measured, identified and mapped as many graves as they could.

Members of the Clemson Anthropology Club helped clean off and map a historic slave cemetery at Soapstone Baptist Church in the Liberia Community of northern Pickens County. It was a chance for them to work on a real site, using skills from their archaeological, biological and cultural classes as well as help a local community.