Top Stories from the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
Top Stories from the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
Clemson Logo
CECAS Holiday Card

Warm Holiday Wishes From All the Tigers

As we look back on the past year, we would like to acknowledge all those who  helped shape the college — students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners. Thank you for a great year, and we wish you all the best as you embark on 2022.

Martine LaBerge seated in her office.

The inside story of how Clemson University’s automotive engineers achieved the impossible

Of the 39 master’s students who helped develop the Deep Orange 12 race car, every single one went on to jobs in the automotive and robotics industries or decided to pursue a doctorate.

Deep Orange car on display at the Greenville Spartanburg Airport.

Clemson University reveals first student-engineered autonomous prototype

Deep Orange 10, now on display at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, was designed by automotive engineering students in partnership with Ford.

Hongkui Zheng working in the lab.

Materials science Ph.D. student receives Hitachi Fellowship

Clemson University Ph.D. student Hongkui Zheng has received the 2021-2022 Hitachi High-Tech Electron Microscopy Fellowship to further his research on the development of next-generation rechargeable batteries.

Doug and Athena Haugh displaying a Tiger Rag.

Building leaders of the future

Doug Haugh has interviewed 17 C-suite executives, all college alumni, for a podcast that is part of a nonprofit he has created to demystify leadership and create engineering leaders of the future.

Timmy Samec works in the lab.

Timmy Samec is cancer free and ready to receive his Ph.D.

Samec researched new ways of treating cancer while pursuing his doctorate in bioengineering. But when he started graduate school, he never thought he would be the one needing treatment.

Arabella Hunter studying with a fellow student.

Arabella Hunter finds inspiration in the lab — and on her horse

Hunter, a materials science and engineering major, is the college’s third Beckman Scholar, an opportunity that includes 15 months of funding for undergraduate laboratory research.

Environmental engineering student team standing in front of a banner.

Environmental engineering team wins national competition

Danielle Larsen, Evan Groome, Curtis McClelland and Danny Greene, all recent graduates of Clemson University’s environmental engineering program, took first place in the wastewater category of the WEFTEC Student Design Competition.

Staff award winners from the college.

‘Unsung heroes’ receive staff awards from college

Five staff members in Clemson University’s College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences received awards during a Nov. 30 ceremony at the Madren Conference Center attended by friends and colleagues.

December 2021

From the Dean

It is that time of year again. Classes and exams for the fall semester are over, and last week we congratulated our newest graduates who will be remembered for their flexibility and resilience. They truly represent the best of the Clemson spirit. But theirs is not the only success we celebrate; this issue also highlights accomplishments of students, faculty and staff who have distinguished themselves through their hard work and dedication.

Several students featured in this issue underscore the college’s reputation for cutting-edge programming and exemplary faculty mentoring. You can read about the latest protype and accomplishments of the Deep Orange students and the environmental engineering team who won first place in a national design competition for their innovative process for disposing of biosolids in wastewater. Other students are being recognized for their research efforts focused on treatments for cancer and osteoarthritis and the development of the next generation of rechargeable batteries.

Our network of supporters, including alumni and staff, are also key to the success of our college, and we recognize several in this month’s newsletter. Doug Haugh, a chemical engineering alumnus, has partnered with the college to create a nonprofit focused on creating the engineering leaders of the future. He has interviewed college alumni representing the top executives in the corporate world for a podcast highlighting the strength and depth of our alumni network. We also feature several staff members who won awards for going above and beyond during the past year to contribute to the success of the college.

The holiday season provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the past year and appreciate what we have accomplished. This year, as in the past, you, our alumni, friends and partners, have played a crucial role. We are very fortunate to have so many supporters whose gifts continue to help us offer new opportunities for our students, staff and faculty, and I am deeply grateful to serve as the dean of a college with alumni who are so generous with their time and treasure. Many people chose to make donations at this time of year, and if you would like to contribute to the college, you can click the “Make a Gift” tab below. As always I appreciate your generosity but most especially at this time of year.

I wish you and yours a happy, healthy and safe holiday season, one filled with family, friends and joy.


Anand K. Gramopadhye, Dean

An advertisment for new faculty hires
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.
Make a Gift
Update your contact information | Opt out using TrueRemove®
Privacy Policy | EU Communication Consent
View this email online.
Subscribe to our email list.