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AFL partners with Clemson’s Townes Scholars Program for undergraduate students

August 16, 2017

AFL, a global company that manufactures, engineers and installs the fiber optic products and equipment needed by communications providers, has recently invested in Clemson’s Charles H. Townes Scholars Program.

The Townes Scholars program is an undergraduate student research experience where students from diverse science and engineering focused programs come to Clemson for a 10-week summer program to work in state of the art laboratories in Clemson’s Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET). This program was named for the late Dr. Charles H. Townes, recipient of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for the invention of the maser (the predecessor to the laser), who is an alumnus of Furman University (1935) and Clemson (honoris causa, 1963).

The 2017 Townes Scholars students recently enjoyed a tour of AFL’s cable manufacturing plant in Duncan, SC.