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Current Projects

Marine Conservation and Genetics Over-fishing, pollution, and habitat destruction are among the major issues affecting marine life and habitats.

Marine ornamental crustaceans, i.e., wild caught species sought by aquarium hobbyists due to their aesthetic value (e.g., bright coloration) and/or ability to control/eliminate aquarium pests, are particularly impacted by over-fishing and habitat destruction and do require immediate attention.

The ornamental fishery, a well-established multi-million dollar industry, often operates unnoticed due to their niche market, the frequency of product export, and the diminutive size of the target organisms.

This Creative Inquiry project aims at generating basic life history information about the most intensively traded species in the western Atlantic (e.g., shrimps from the genera Thor, Lysmata and Periclimenes, and crabs from the species complex Mithrax-Mithraculus).

Clemson’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing: growing technology and the talent behind it for SC’s economy

Without this brand of new talent, corporate leaders in advanced manufacturing say, they will struggle to advance these innovations to market, leveling a blow both to their competitiveness and the state’s economy.

By partnering with industry statewide, the Clemson Center provides a sustainable way to foster long-term success for this economically important manufacturing sector, something that bodes well for the state of South Carolina and Clemson graduates.

The goal was to first tackle the main challenges facing the state’s manufacturers — by delivering the advanced technologies and world-class talent needed to keep them on the cutting edge of global commerce.

Based on the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) campus in Greenville, the advanced manufacturing Center is a place for industry, higher ed and state leadership to come together and jointly focus on the education, research and corporate engagement that foster and even fast-track innovation.

Consider that large-scale assembly lines will utilize advanced sensors and robots and employ image-analysis technology — cameras that use artificial intelligence — to review their products and handle quality control.

The talent pipeline of technology leaders needed to do this work is what the Center seeks to secure and foster, working alongside the next-generation corporate leadership that will be necessary to continue advancing the technology.

“I understood from an early age how important these companies were.” Now a senior mechanical engineering major at Clemson with several manufacturing internships under his belt and graduate school on his horizon, he has acquired far more than an appreciation for well-engineered cars.

“The professional environment mimics industry well, and it helps create valuable connections.” In October 2018, Clemson invited corporate leaders to share their insights and expectations about the future of advanced manufacturing at a landmark forum hosted by University President James P.

That’s why, in partnership with the Center for Advanced Manufacturing, the University has newly focused its educational offerings related to advanced manufacturing — to provide both education and real-world training for engineers in manufacturing fields, as well as the manufacturers who will employ them.

This field work and affiliated weekly site visits span South Carolina but are highly concentrated along the Upstate’s I-85 corridor, and they facilitate industry engagement while translating classroom studies into real-life application.