Clemson University researchers are relentless. They want to know the answers to questions ranging from how we humans communicate with each other to whether we can produce new human organs to relieve the suffering of countless numbers of people and ultimately save lives. Our researchers may pursue knowledge in a well-ordered, well-equipped, high-tech laboratory, or they may pursue it knee-deep in a South Carolina Lowcountry swamp. From English to engineering, from the tiniest nanoparticles to the depths of space, they continue to push the edge of discovery for the improvement of all our lives.
Sharing knowledge to improve lives by improving economic conditions was Clemson’s mission when it was created in the late 19th century. Today research and economic development remain closely entwined. Clemson’s 21st century approach focuses University resources on using new knowledge gained through research to create new businesses and new jobs that increase wealth, prosperity and quality of life for the citizens of our home state of South Carolina and beyond.
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