In the Know – Sept. 4, 2018

September 4, 2018

Say congratulations

Pic of Dvora PerahiaChemistry professor Dvora Perahia and a national team of collaborators have received a large computational award from the Department of Energy that will significantly enhance their research toward using computational tools to advance the design of advance responsive materials. The awards titled “Large Scale Numerical Simulations of Polymer Nanocomposites” will enable the team to drive computational guidelines toward the development of new structured materials for the water-energy nexus.

Pic of Billy BridgesAlumni Distinguished Professor William “Billy” Bridges, who works in the department of mathematical sciences, has been elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), one of the highest professional honors a statistician can receive. The ASA Fellowship has been a significant honor for more than a century and recognizes individuals with established reputations who have made outstanding contributions to statistical science. Individuals are nominated by their ASA peers.

Pic of Clemson Ext agentsIt was raining Clemson orange at the 2018 National Association of County Agricultural Agents annual meeting and professional improvement conference as several Clemson Cooperative Extension Service agents received national, regional and state awards for their work with South Carolina residents.

The NACAA is the professional organization for Cooperative Extension agents across the United States. Tom Dobbins, director of the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service, said the continued success of Clemson Cooperative Extension Service agents is having a positive effect on the entire state of South Carolina.

Happening this month

Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month Keynote speaker

Clemson kicks off Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month with keynote speaker Christine Chavez, granddaughter of Cesar Chavez. Her role with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has led to a close relationship with underserved farmers including Hmong, Lantinx, African American, Veterans, LGBTQ and women. For more information, click here.

September is National Preparedness Month

National preparedness month is a time to remember to plan for disasters. It is a time to learn skills such as CPR and first aid, reviewing insurance policies and various coverage plans. September is also the best time to review safety tips.

Poste of CACCCharleston Urban Challenges Speaker Series

Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston’s fall 2018 lecture series will feature experts who will talk about the challenges and opportunities for growth in the City of Charleston. All lectures begin at 6 p.m. and will take place at the Clemson Design Center in the Cigar Factory, 701 East Bay Street, Charleston.


Visit Madren and keep your parking spot

Madren Center now on CAT bus route

The CAT bus will now stop at the Madren Center. The View/Pier bus, runs Monday through Thursday, will now stop at the Strom Thurmond Institute, Bryan Circle and the Madren Center. Now there will be no need to drive to meetings at the Madren Center during busy class change times.







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