Showcasing research: The Clemson University Research Symposium (April 16, 2019)

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Dear Colleagues, 

The annual Clemson University Research Symposium represents the culmination of the research endeavors undertaken by Clemson’s diverse body of scholars. Held in May, the Symposium creates an environment where faculty members from across campus can gather to share their research and pursue potential collaboration opportunities. 

A daylong event, the Symposium will include poster and oral presentations from faculty researchers and panel discussions based on various targeted topics suggested by Clemson faculty. Session topics will include: 

  • Ecology, Biodiversity, and Conservation
  • Collaboration for Innovation in Healthcare
  • Interdisciplinary Research with Complex Systems
  • Computational Modeling using Similar or Contrasting Numerical Techniquest to Solve Various Problems
  • Plugging Humans into the Digital World
  • Public Humanities and Public History
  • Linking Laboratory and Field Scale Experiments Examining Water-Energy-Environment Nexus
  • Historic Preservation
  • Addressing the Needs of High-Poverty Youth in Public Schools and Afterschool Programs

The 2019 Research Symposium will be held on May 8 in the Watt Family Innovation Center. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn more about the research being done at Clemson and explore opportunities to collaborate with fellow researchers from various scientific disciplines. 

To learn more about the 2019 Clemson University Research Symposium, click here

Best regards, 

Chris

Investing in research: Clemson University core facilities (March 26, 2019)

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Dear Colleagues,

Clemson University is dedicated to providing researchers with resources to pursue their individual research endeavors and advance the University’s research mission. As a result, the growth of the research enterprise has culminated in Clemson’s Carnegie R1 status being confirmed for the next three years. This is a significant achievement and reflects the rich research environment at Clemson. Nowhere is this better represented than the Clemson University core facilities.

The Clemson University core facilities are an integral part of the research infrastructure and  house state-of-the-art advanced technology and high-end instrumentation that can be accessed by Clemson faculty, students, researchers, and industry collaborators. Each facility has unique capabilities and can fulfill a variety of services ranging from microscopy and analytical services to cell sorting, multi-user specimen preparation, plasma etching, and cyberinfrastructure computing.

Recently, new equipment has been added to three of Clemson’s core facilities. The new equipment offered through these facilities are examples of important investments that are being made to improve the research infrastructure at Clemson University. The Vice President for Research offers a variety of support initiatives (R-Initiatives) to encourage the use of these unique resources.  As you work to advance your research, make sure to take advantage of the many resources available to you at Clemson.

For more information on Clemson’s core facilities, click here. To learn more about the VPR R-Initiatives, click here.  

Best regards,

Chris 

Moving ClemsonForward: Increasing research activity through funding (February 26, 2019)

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Dear Colleagues,

Over the past few years, the Division of Research has worked diligently to support the research endeavors of Clemson University inventors and to increase University research activity. In an effort to promote and build the research environment at Clemson, the Division of Research made a set of funding opportunities available to Clemson researchers that foster innovative and collaborative research.

The R-Initiatives were developed to build upon the University’s reputation in research and provide opportunities for researchers to enhance the quality of their scholarly work and discoveries. In fiscal year 2017, recipients of the R-Initiative grants received funds for five new pieces of equipment supporting 117 faculty members in fourteen departments and six colleges, and they were awarded $2.5 million in additional external funding. The success of the R-Initiatives grants, and the opportunities they have afforded Clemson researchers, are strong indicators of the significant impact the R-Initiatives program has had on the University research enterprise. In support of the ClemsonForward 2020 plan and the ‘R” in REAL, the core strategy of the grant program is to refocus the research mission, grow targeted investments, raise research expectations in an effort to lay the groundwork for future success in research, and maintain the University’s Carnegie R1: Doctoral University (highest research activity) distinction.

The Division of Research has announced a call for proposals for a number of R-Initiative grants. Through these grants, researchers at Clemson will have the resources necessary to:

  • Gain access to Clemson’s core facilities at reduced cost
  • Successfully compete for significant external funding that will enhance the distinction of Clemson University in key areas of research
  • Develop cutting edge research and scholarship that capitalize on existing intellectual property at Clemson
  • Purchase, replace, or upgrade major research equipment that will impact funding, scholarship, and research productivity
  • Initiate research activities, complete a scholarly project, or advance research and development of a technology.

I encourage you to take advantage of these unique opportunities to advance your research. For more information on the R-Initiatives, visit http://www.clemson.edu/research/r-initiatives/index.html.

Best regards,

Chris