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Accelerate Science, Elevate Clemson

As spring drifts into summer, we have marked some significant milestones in the Clemson University College of Science.
This month, we honored our top faculty and staff and celebrated the conclusion of a successful academic year. That same evening, more than 500 Science undergraduates, master’s and Ph.D. students crossed the stage to accept their degrees.
They included Grant Wilkins, a mathematical sciences and computer engineering major and this year’s Norris Medal winner and Clemson’s first-ever Churchill Scholar. And Pauline Bisaccio, a biochemistry major who was nominated “most likely to change the world” by her classmates.
I was so proud to shake their hands and those of all our other graduates as they take their next steps into the future.
The College, too, recently took a significant next step. On the heels of the launch of Clemson Elevate, the University’s bold new strategy, Science released a revised strategic plan — Accelerate Science.
This plan reflects and guides our commitment to groundbreaking research, outstanding teaching and meaningful engagement with our alumni and communities.
I invite you to explore Accelerate Science to better understand how we’re improving our state, our nation and our world. And then get engaged to help make the future even brighter for every generation of Clemson alumni.
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Getting a head start

Investigating false claims on TikTok touting cures for various diseases. Unlocking the mystery of fatty acid metabolism in the pathogen that causes African sleeping sickness. Learning whether at-home wash methods reduce microbial contamination in pre-sliced mushrooms. These are just some examples of research College of Science undergraduates are doing. Research is a key component of the College’s signature undergraduate science experience.
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These docs are on call

Tigers on Call is a program that connects students interested in pursuing careers in health care with doctors, dentists, surgeons, physical therapists, pharmacists and other health professionals who are also Clemson alumni.
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Continuing the family’s Clemson legacy

Nella Stringer had no doubt where she would go to college. She’s the fifth member of her family to attend Clemson, following in the footsteps of her grandfather, father and two older sisters. Her service-first mindset led Stringer to found the student organization Mindset, a club that provides an inclusive space for students to talk openly about mental health and a nod to her own persistence in face of adversity.
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Marine biologist asks for Clemson Family’s help, wins global prize

After Department of Biological Sciences Associate Professor Antonio Baeza’s nomination for 2023 International Mollusc of the Year made the list of finalists, he appealed to Tigers near and far to cast their ballots as a vote for the University's global impact. They didn’t disappoint.

Chemistry professor reflects back on Fulbright experience, impact

Jeff Anker, a chemistry and bioengineering professor, spent six months in Finland as a part of the Fulbright U.S. Scholar program. While there, he collaborated with two Tampere University professors with Clemson ties, brainstormed ideas for new research projects and had a chance to tinker.

Dean’s Professorship and Lecturer Award recipients named

The College of Science named its Dean’s Professorship Award and Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Award recipients.

Researchers find trees in hurricane-prone areas can survive

While trees in the paths of Category 5 hurricanes may look dead, research led by Department of Biological Sciences Chair Saara DeWalt has shown that they have a strong ability to survive even after severe damage.

It’s not too late to register for the Golden Tiger Reunion

The Golden Tiger Reunion is June 7-9. The annual event serves as the reunion for the 50th anniversary class and all classes previously inducted as Golden Tigers. SCIENCE Golden Tigers are invited to join Dean Cynthia Y. Young for lunch June 9 at the Clyde V. Madren Conference Center and receive an update on what’s happening in the College of Science. Click here to register to attend the luncheon with Dean Young. For more information about the Golden Tiger Reunion, click here. Once there, select your class year to see the full schedule of events and to register for the reunion.

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Let us know what you’re doing. Share your professional accomplishments with the College of Science and your news may be featured on our website or in this newsletter.
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