Clemson celebrates Sonoco FRESH, a 5-year, $2.725 million fresh food packaging initiative

February 22, 2018

Sonoco, one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has partnered with Clemson to establish the Sonoco FRESH (Food Research Excellence for Safety and Health) innovation hub, which seeks to develop new technologies and new forms of packaging to optimize the fresh food lifecycle. Sonoco FRESH will be housed in the Sonoco Institute of PackagingRead More »

Charleston hosts STEM Festival presented by Bosch

February 20, 2018

On February 3, Charleston hosted the 2018 Charleston STEM Festival, presented by Bosch. The one-day festival featured 80 exhibitors that provided hands-on activities, live performances, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented STEM entertainment. The free event brought guests of all ages to participate in interactive presentations like “Ask a Meteorologist,” a Career Concourse featuring job training andRead More »

Clemson Vehicle Assembly Center Unveiled

February 19, 2018

Clemson University unveiled the new Clemson Vehicle Assembly Center on Thursday in Greenville. The Center will be a hub for automotive researchers, students, and manufacturers where they can collaborate to develop and learn advanced manufacturing techniques. As part of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), the Vehicle Assembly Center is a collaborationRead More »

CFR Partner Feature: Dr. Todd Marek, Executive Director of the Watt Center

February 19, 2018

The CFR team is beginning a new series of faculty and staff feature stories to highlight partnerships with the academy that have increased corporate support of Clemson. Our first feature highlights Dr. Todd Marek, Executive Director of Clemson’s Watt Family Innovation Center. Dr. Marek works closely with the Corporate and Foundation Relations team to establishRead More »

First Citizens Bank funds CU Business EDGE

January 31, 2018

First Citizens Bank has partnered with Clemson University with a three-year, $60,000 contribution to the College of Business. This donation will fund CU Business EDGE (Engage Students in Development and Global Experiences), a new program that pairs students’ educational experience with a variety of engaging activities that will sharpen their soft skills and help differentiateRead More »

Corporate and foundation partners invest in Clemson STEM education program

January 21, 2018

Recent gifts from corporate and foundation partners will strengthen several Clemson STEM education programs for K-12 students. iMAGINE Upstate 2018 – AFL, a South Carolina-based manufacturer of fiber optic products and equipment, and Robert Bosch LLC, multinational engineering and electronics company, have supported the 2018 iMAGINE Upstate festival that will be held in Greenville, SCRead More »

Students present findings from generational knowledge transfer CI to Siemens executives

January 19, 2018

Six Clemson marketing students presented the findings of their undergraduate research project to Siemens executives during the fall 2017 semester. Through a Creative Inquiry sponsored by Siemens, students were asked to find solutions on how to best transfer knowledge between new and old employees as baby boomers start to retire. Their research resulted in aRead More »

Wells Fargo donates $350,000 to Clemson diversity programs

January 19, 2018

Wells Fargo has donated $350,000 to two different diversity programs at Clemson University. Students in the Call Me MISTER and Emerging Scholars programs will benefit from these $200,000 and $150,000 scholarship donations respectively. This funding will support initiatives focused on improving educational outcomes for diverse student populations across South Carolina. Call Me MISTER was establishedRead More »

Honda-sponsored Deep Orange 9 project seeks to create next generation rallycross vehicle

January 11, 2018

Honda R&D Americas is the primary sponsor of the new Deep Orange 9 (DO9) concept vehicle project, which tasks graduate automotive engineering students with building a next generation rallycross vehicle. The car will be the first of its kind: a high-performance, ultra-tough motorsports vehicle with a clean, fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain, advanced technical features, and highlyRead More »

Automotive engineering graduate students participate in Bosch-funded autonomous boat project

January 11, 2018

Through a Bosch Community Fund great, Clemson’s graduate students and faculty in Automotive Engineering were given the opportunity to study the challenges In developing small scale autonomous boats with an eye toward removing micro-plastics from the ocean. The 71 students divided into groups and created 18 different boats that were capable of cruise control, boundaryRead More »

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