Top Stories from the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
Top Stories from the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
Pictured left to right, Abdeljawad, Bostwick and Zhao..

Three mechanical engineers receive first Stanzione Professorships

Fadi Abdeljawad, Joshua Bostwick and Huijuan “Jane” Zhao are the first three Clemson mechanical engineers to receive the Stanzione Professorship, made possible by the forward-thinking generosity of Bob and Kaye Stanzione.

Erin and Clint Herring posing for a photo outside.

Consistent annual donations keep Erin and Clint Herring connected to their alma mater

The Herrings said that the consistency of their giving and the connections they make are key as they give back to Clemson University.

A scientist uses a microscope in a lab.

Researchers help personalized medicine take a step forward

A team of 11 researchers that included six from Clemson University recently reported in Nature Communications how they are helping lay the groundwork for computer simulations that could eventually be used to match cancer patients with the medicine that will help them get well.

John Ballato works in his lab.

John Ballato receives an international award for lasers and photonics

Ballato is the recipient of the 2022 William Streifer Scientific Academic Achievement Award from the IEEE Photonics Society. The award is given to recognize an exceptional single scientific contribution which has had a significant impact in the field of lasers and electro-optics in the past 10 years.

Young students participating and programs sponsored by PEER and WISE

PEER & WISE receives INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s 2022 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

The award honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter STEM fields.

Gabe Cutter and Grant Wilkins headshots

Two computer engineering majors win Astronaut Scholarships

Gabe Cutter, who is double majoring in computer engineering and economics, and Grant Wilkins, who is double majoring in computer engineering and mathematics, have both received Astronaut Scholarships.

Alex Pullen standing in an outdoor setting.

Ancient South American dust helps reveal new clues about the future of the Earth’s climate

Alex Pullen, an assistant professor of environmental engineering and Earth sciences, is conducting research that challenges old hypotheses about South American wind patterns and what it could mean for Earth's climate.

A wastewater worker collecting samples.

A collaboration to create the next generation of talent for water treatment

The need for water operators who help ensure the nation has safe water supplies is driving a new collaboration between Central Carolina Technical College and Clemson University, a partnership funded by the National Science Foundation.

A young student uses a virtual reality system.

Clemson and GE team up to inspire high schoolers to become engineers

Clemson University PEER & WISE and GE have teamed up to increase the number and diversity of young people pursuing engineering career paths.

August 2022

From the Dean

As I walk around campus and greet our new and returning students, staff and faculty, I see their excitement, and like them, I have the same feeling of anticipation about what the new academic year will bring. As this newsletter highlights, we are ready to begin a new school year and build on our efforts and successes from a busy summer.

Our efforts to widen and diversify the STEM pipeline continue to attract attention, with PEER & WISE playing a leading role. In one of its newest programs, it has partnered with GE to introduce engineering career paths to high school students through its Next Engineers program. Just as the first cohort arrived on campus for their initial learning day this summer, Insight Into Diversity magazine announced PEER & WISE was the recipient of an Inspiring Programs in STEM Award, one of many such recognitions of its inclusivity efforts.

This month we also highlight our innovative research and outstanding faculty and student achievements. Our faculty are collaborating with scholars from other prominent institutions to conduct multidisciplinary research advancing personalized medicine in the treatment of cancer, shedding new light on creating a sustainable environment and helping to ensure a clean water supply, the latter supported by funding from the National Science Foundation. Not surprising, the impact of the research conducted by our faculty continues to be recognized with prestigious achievement awards. This issue also features the initial recipients of the named professorships provided by Bob and Kaye Stanzione’s Cornerstone Gift and our students who have received Astronaut Scholarships.

As you can see, we have been busy over the summer and are looking forward to capitalizing on our momentum in the 2022-23 academic year. But our success is only possible because of the support of you, our alumni and friends. As Erin and Clint Herring, both alumni of this college, share in this issue, this support, no matter the amount, is a way to stay connected to your alma mater as well as provide programs that enrich students’ lives. Know that any donation you make by clicking the "Make a Gift" tab below is very much appreciated, and I look forward to welcoming you to campus and thanking you in person during the coming year.

Stay safe and healthy, and go Tigers!


Anand K. Gramopadhye, Dean

IDEAS Monthly is published by the PROMO Office in Clemson University’s College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences. Contact the team with feedback or story suggestions.
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