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Clemson Vehicle Assembly Center

The Clemson VAC is an environment where students can develop and test prototypes in a realistic manufacturing setting, free from production pressure.

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THINKER Education Program

The Clemson THINKER program is an educational curriculum designed around the interaction of people with the Industrial Internet.

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SmartState Lab Awards

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention (2019), Tyler

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2017-2020), Brandt

  • Fellow of SME (2017), Mears

  • Fellow of the ASME (2016), Mears

  • BMW SmartState Chaired Professor of Automotive Manufacturing (2016-), Mears

  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) Thatcher Brothers Prize, awarded for the best paper on a manufacturing industries subject (2016), Yujie

  • Clemson University College of Eng. and Science Dean’s Professorship (2015-2018), Mears

  • Autodesk® Fusion 360™ student design challenge award (2016), Farbod

  • Clemson University R.C. Edwards Fellowship (2015-2017), Brandt

  • US Dept. of Defense / National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining MTConnect Challenge Part 2 First Prize (2014), Valerie

  • Clemson College of Engineering and Science Outstanding Young Alumni Award (2014), Mathew

  • Clemson Mechanical Engineering Excellence in Engineering Award, given for the top undergraduate honors research project (2014), Elizabeth

  • Clemson University College of Engineering and Science Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium poster competition second place (2014), Farbod

  • ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference Best Paper Award, 3rd place (2014), Kavit

  • SAGE Journal of Engineering Manufacture Top 5 Most Downloaded Paper (2013), Wes

  • Institute of Mechanical Engineers (UK) George Stephenson Gold Medal (2013), Wes, Cristina

  • Clemson College of Engineering and Science McQueen Quattlebaum Faculty Achievement Award for leadership in the engineering profession (2013), Mears

  • SAGE Publishing Best Paper Prize, Journal of Engineering Manufacture (2012), Wes

  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) E. Wayne Kay Graduate Scholarship (2011, 2012), Josh, Wes

  • Automotive Engineering Department Outstanding PhD Student (2012), Wes

  • Clemson MSE Department Best Student Presentation Award (2012), Mathew

  • Clemson University Board of Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence (2012), Mears

  • SME Schneider-Bingle Endowed Scholarship (2011), Josh

  • Clemson Distinguished Graduate Student Research Fellowship (2011), Wes

  • Clemson University Board of Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence (2011), Mears

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention (2010, 2011), Wes

  • Society of Automotive Engineers Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award (2011), Mears

  • South Carolina Governor’s Young Researcher Award for Excellence in Scientific Research (2011), Mears

  • Clemson College of Engineering and Science Collaboration Award (2010), Mears, Mayorga

  • NSF CAREER Award (2010), Mears

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