Top Stories from the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
Top Stories from the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
Jennifer Ogle and students use equipment for their project to improve accessibiility across campus.

Building a ramp to diversity, equity and inclusion

Jennifer Ogle is leading a group of civil engineers who are teaming up with facilities and planning officials to make campus more accessible for individuals with mobility impairments.

Pictured standing outside Riggs Hall from left: Oliver Myers, Tonyia Stewart, Cindy Lee, and Rajendra Bordia.

New program to support next generation of STEM doctors

Oliver Myers, Tonyia Stewart, Cindy Lee and Rajendra Bordia were key in securing $1 million to establish the inaugural Clemson University Bridge to Doctorate Graduate Fellowship Program. Clemson President Jim Clements serves as principal investigator on the grant.

Dr. Joseph Singapogu in his lab with a graduate student.

New simulators could take medical education to the next level

Joseph Singapogu, an assistant professor of bioengineering, leads the creation of simulators that provide metrics to instructors and students, helping measure skills.

Ashok Mishra pictured outside.

‘Hot spots’ help shed light on flash drought causes

New research by Sourav Mukherjee and Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Ashok Mishra is shining a light on the risks posed by flash drought, a weather phenomenon that has been blamed for billions of dollars in crop damage and increased wildfire risk.

Yingjie Lao and two students work in their lab.

International conference will shine a light on Clemson University’s strength in artificial intelligence

Yingjie Lao, an assistant professor in the School of Computing, and students Joseph Clements and Bingyin Zhao, have altogether had three papers accepted to the 36th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

Ron Falta and two graduate students work out a problem on a white board.

Testing the waters

Ron Falta, a professor of environmental engineering and Earth sciences, is developing mathematical models that are helping regulators and consultants figure out what it will take to remediate polluted groundwater.

Clemson President Jim Clements pictured with members of Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Cadence software opens new opportunities for students, faculty and staff

Clemson University announced an agreement with Cadence Design Systems, Inc., offering students, faculty and staff access to a vast array of computational software products.


In the News:

February 2022

From the Dean

February is Black History Month, and it, very appropriately, gives us the opportunity to recognize and appreciate the long-standing but often overlooked contributions of African Americans. We as engineers and scientists have always been aware of the importance of engaging diverse perspectives as we address the world’s most complex challenges, and this month gives the chance to reflect on and strengthen our commitment to ensuring all voices are heard.

It seems especially fitting that this issue highlights some of our recent efforts advancing our college’s dedication to inclusion and equity. This commitment has been recognized by the National Science Foundation, which selected Clemson to participate in its long-standing Bridge to Doctorate Program aimed at funding, educating and mentoring underrepresented students pursuing Ph.D.’s in STEM. President Jim Clements, who is the principal investigator for this program, will be supported by our college as we greet our first cohort of students this summer and fall. This issue also features the research being conducted to make the campus more accessible for those with mobility issues and autonomous vehicles more accessible to older adults and drivers with disabilities.

Also in this newsletter we highlight our research in areas addressing some of the critical issues of today, including health innovation, water sustainability, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. And we welcome the return of the iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Festival to downtown Greenville in April; it gives us the opportunity to engage with pre-K through 12th-grade students and their families through interactive activities, exposing them to educational and career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, art and math fields.

Finally, I would like to express my appreciation to Cadence Design Systems. Our partnership will provide our students, faculty and staff with innovative computational tools for teaching and research. Through this collaboration our students will have access to software used in industry, enabling them to make a more seamless and productive transition into the profession.

These and other success stories are possible only because of you, our alumni and friends, and your generous support. If you wish to make a contribution to help us continue to have an impact, you can click on the “Make a Gift” tab below. I very much appreciate the support you have given and continue to give to the college.

Take care of yourselves, and stay healthy and safe,


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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