CI PROJECT BLOGS

Implementation of Public Art for the Clemson University Campus

Clemson University’s Public Art Program features the works of nationally recognized artists. They are dedicated to exploring opportunities where public art becomes woven into the campus environment.

Blob Lab sCIence

The students in the Blob (rhymes with globe) laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology and Biomechanics at Clemson University share their research projects and experiences as they delve into various topics.

Black Soldier Fly Project

Creative Inquiry students at Clemson University have developed a pilot Black Soldier Fly composting system for bioconversion of food and damaged produce into useable resources. Various types of waste material from campus dining halls and research facilities are placed into the system where the black soldier fly larvae digest and convert the waste into resources like animal feed, compost, and oil for biodiesel fuel production. This project is headed by David Thornton and Shawn Jadrnicek.

Diagnostic Imaging in Animal Research

This site is designed to serve as a tutorial for veterinary students studying anatomy or as a reference for veterinarians to use with their clients. The site provides a sectional atlas of the normal canine lumbosacral spine in three planes: transverse, sagittal, and dorsal. Lateral and ventrodorsal radiographs of the lumbosacral spine serve as localizers for each series. Each series was constructed using photographs of frozen gross anatomic sections.

Conservation of Marine Resources Blog

This is the official blog of the Conservation of Marine Resources Creative Inquiry team at Clemson University (BIOL 3940/4940). The purpose of this blog is to give the students in this course the opportunity to document and share their experiences as we conduct field research in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and beyond.

The DEN

The DEN (Design & Entrepreneurship Network) provides a platform where students and their ideas come to grow, with assistance and organic intergenerational mentoring from stakeholders in the community and campus ecosystem.

Network for Innovation and Marketable Skills

N.I.M.S. was founded on the idea that learning skills outside of the classroom is vital for a complete education, and while there are many clubs and organizations available, they are usually hard to discover and often teach very similar skills.

Their solution to this is to streamline all of the clubs and organizations that teach “innovative or marketable skills” by unifying them, and creating a united front when it comes to funding, resources, and equipment.

N.I.M.S. wants to be the voice of these organizations so they are no longer overlooked or treated as an after thought.  They believe the skills you learn when building, designing, prototyping, and testing are ones that you will carry with you long after you graduate.

Tigra Scientifica

This is the 10th issue of Tigra scientifca Science News Magazine. This is a series of exemplary writings by students enrolled in Clemson University’s Creative Inquiry (CI) course, Popular Science Journalism. Science and technology have an enormous impact on society. Thus, science journalists shoulder the responsibility of transmitting accurate, comprehensible, and timely information to bridge the gap between scientists and the general public. A talented group of Clemson University undergraduate students has embraced this responsibility to produce this magazine.

Qualitative Consumer Research

QCR (Qualitative Consumer Research) is a Qualitative Research lab is supported by Clemson University Creative Inquiry. QCR was established in Spring 2015 and is led by Anastasia Thyroff, Assistant Professor of Marketing at ClemsonUniversity, and Robbie Fitzwater, Director of Content Strategy at Clemson University. Thirteen undergraduate students(6 current, 7 graduated) have worked in the QCR lab.

The QCR lab uses the pedagogical approach of experiential learning to get students trained, emerged, and championed in conducting consumer research. This is completed through seminar based discussions, training activities, context emersion, data collection, and iterative group writing. The ultimate goal of QCR is to produce both highly skilled qualitative researchers and high quality academic focused qualitative research.

Drawing from Professor Thyroff’s research interests in macromarketing, the past three years QCR has focused on market formation and management of chaotic markets (e.g., lollapalooza music festival). The focus of 2017 is on understanding how experiential marketing succeeds or fails during chaos. Special attention is being paid to the use social media and technology in the assemblage process.

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