Isabel Newton (center) with her husband Kevin (second from right) and children (from left) Anaisa, Jonathan and Josue. Isabel Newton […]
Sue Lasser, academic enhancement counselor for the PEER/WISE programs in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences, is the staff award recipient of the 2020 Thomas Green Clemson Award for Excellence.
Boykin’s collegiate experience has been filled with memorable moments. He cites PEER & WISE as one of the biggest influences on his time at Clemson. “Zach came from a rural place and he’s been an upstanding young guy with humble beginnings,” Paige said. “He came through like a hurricane and made some big changes while growing himself as well.”
STEM Day, a PEER and WISE outreach program brings together underrepresented middle school students from the Upstate to Clemson University for an introduction to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The one thing I wish people told me as a freshman is just a small variation of what people already tell freshmen: it only gets harder. While this statement is true often time’s people forget to add a detail I feel it goes hand in hand with that statement. Yes, it does only get harder, but, you also get smarter.
Students experienced a day of activities, mock classroom experiences, and tours. The department hosts these special days so that potential students from the area are familiar with Clemson, the possibility for STEM majors, and willing to consider both when filling out college applications.
Monthly, mentors from PEER and WISE travel to McCant’s and Lakeside middle schools to teach girls about STEM field careers. The department hopes we both instill a love and inspire girls to pursue STEM careers.