Industry leaders gather to shape Clemson’s advanced manufacturing programs
Industry leaders gather to shape Clemson’s advanced manufacturing programs
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Manufacturing Forum 2019

Some of industry’s top leaders gather to help shape Clemson University’s advanced manufacturing programs

Top-level executives from some of South Carolina’s largest and most influential companies gathered in Greenville for an unprecedented forum on how higher education can best partner with industry to meet the needs of advanced manufacturers.

Joshua Summers honored with national and collegiate awards

Summers, a professor of mechanical engineering at Clemson University, is the winner of the 2018 Kos Ishii-Toshiba Award given by the American Society for Mechanical Engineers. He also received the mentoring award from the college of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences.


Yue “Sophie” Wang is helping robots and people work together

Yue “Sophie” Wang, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is conducting research aimed at helping robots and people work together more closely. The idea is for robots to take care of repetitive tasks so that human workers can focus on the work that requires more skill and dexterity.


Ken Smith keeps his alma mater close

Ken Smith said that he received some advice when he first started considering how to give back to his alma mater: “Just start, give what you can now and grow it from there.” Smith took the advice and went on to become one of Clemson University’s most generous alumni.


Clemson professors speak with Grinding Gears podcast about how higher ed can meet industry’s needs

In a wide ranging interview, Joshua Summers and Laine Mears discussed the new Clemson University Center for Advanced Manufacturing, the economic impact of manufacturing on the Interstate 85 corridor and the unprecedented forum that brought together some of the Southeast’s top advanced manufacturing executives.


Clemson University’s engineers dominate Upstate Business Journal’s top-stories list

Four of the five stories that Upstate Business Journal cited as the top manufacturing and education stories of 2018 featured Clemson University researchers. They include automotive, industrial and mechanical engineers.


Mechanical engineering students help elementary school students learn about wind tunnels

More than 600 elementary school students gathered in the Fluor Daniel Engineering Innovation Building to learn about wind tunnels that were designed and built by students in Mechanical Engineering 4010. Seeing the children’s reactions helped make the project fulfilling, said Charlie Black, a senior mechanical engineering student.


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