Duke Energy and Clemson University are hitting the road this summer behind the wheel of the Explore Mobile Lab, an innovative approach to educating middle school students across the Palmetto State about the critical and growing field of engineering. The program hopes to educate and engage young scientists and engineers who will be the future workforce for industries, such as electric utilities, that will need those skills to power communities in the 21st century. The mobile STEM lab is unique to South Carolina and was made possible by a $400,000 gift from Duke Energy.
Smithfield Foods is proud to support the Faison Center with a grant for a driving simulator to teach driving skills in a safe environment to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Faison Center and Clemson University are conducting research using the simulator to refine driver education programs. This project aligns with Smithfield’s focus on education and helping communities where its people live and work.
Friendly Competition Boosts Recycling and Reduces Waste in College Football Stadiums
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ – College football stadiums are full of passionate fans, unforgettable plays, and ample opportunity for waste reduction and recycling. This season, college and university students and alumni taking part in the GameDay Recycling Challenge recycled or reused 1,098 tons of bottles, cans, paper, cardboard, food scraps, and other recyclables, resulting in a reduction of 3,358 metric tons of greenhouses gases emitted.