To become one of the nation’s premiere research institutions, we must break down silos and work collaboratively – with our peers, with industry and with each other. Solutions to complex global problems require new knowledge created by collaborative, interdisciplinary teams of scientists with unique perspectives and ideas.
We are collectively building these teams at Clemson, and I want to thank everyone who is engaging in collaborative research, seeking new discoveries, and working to make Clemson a leader in transformational research.
We can do more, and we want to help facilitate connections with your colleagues. Research Innovation Month and the upcoming Research Symposium offer great opportunities for this.
Research Innovation Month draws attention to the many great achievements by faculty, students and staff that have contributed to our designation as a Carnegie R1 university of the highest research activity. Events throughout Research Innovation Month raise awareness of varying research projects happening across Clemson’s campuses. I encourage you to view the Research Innovation Month calendar of events, attend an event, meet a colleague and begin sharing ideas.
Additionally, the Research Symposium on May 9 will feature numerous panel discussions and presentations designed to encourage multidisciplinary research collaboration. These panel topics have been chosen by a faculty member organizing committee for their relevance and impact. At the Symposium, the Division of Research also will announce the first recipients of the new University Research, Scholarship and Artistic Achievement Awards, a new awards program created to honor faculty who have achieved the highest levels of national and international recognition.
Collaborations with industry also are important to the ongoing success of our research enterprise. As a faculty member at Clemson, you have access to numerous tools to help facilitate successful industry collaboration through the University Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP), a membership-driven organization that includes many of the world’s finest companies and research universities. Our organizational membership in UIDP allows you to participate in UIDP events and webinars; to access UIDP publications and reports; to take advantage of numerous networking opportunities; and to receive valuable insights from experts. Sign up to receive insights and information from UIDP here, and visit the organization’s website here to learn more about the benefits of our membership. Anyone with a Clemson.edu email address can access members-only materials by clicking on the “Members-Only Area” button on the homepage and clicking on “Register” to set up an account.
Thank you for your ongoing commitment to research and innovation at Clemson University.