What’s new to Synergy? Fall 2018
There is always new things happening in the realm of Synergy - from Service Learning to Creative Inquiries, to Study Abroad, check out what's going on this Fall!
CUPP, Clemson's Newest Outdoor Classroom
The College/Underserved Community Partnership Program’s (CUPP) mission is to bring together the intellectual strengths of college faculty, staff and students with small or underserved communities, by providing hands-on, authentic learning experiences in and outside of the classroom.
More Than a Farm
Research, teaching, and public outreach — these are the pillars through which Clemson’s Student Organic Farm executes its mission “to provide an experiential learning environment demonstrating ecologically, economically and socially sustainable farming strategies which strengthen local food systems.”
Call me MiSTER
Ask Winston Holton, field coordinator of the Call Me MiSTER program, to describe the program, and he’ll tell you “revolutionary.” “It’s really hard to encapsulate all that we endeavor to do and be,” said Holton. “It is so transformational, both for the Misters we work with, but also for the countless number of young people that [the Misters] will impact over their careers.”
Unexpected Friendships: Why Intergenerational Relationships Are Important
During the 2015 fall semester, undergraduate students at Clemson University made friendships with people four to five times their age. Led by Communication Professor Stephanie Pangborn, senior Communication students in their final semester took part in a service-learning project with Clemson Downs Retirement Community.
Faculty Spotlight: Why Synergy Learning?
Cassie Quigley, Assistant Professor of Science Education at Clemson University, offers some advice on why and how to dive into service learning.
Technology in the Classroom
In a world with rapidly developing technology, children are continually exposed to media at younger ages, and technology is becoming a centerpiece in everyday life. This includes its place in education as well.
Fighting Disease, One Experiment at a Time
Meredith Morris, an Assistant Professor in Genetics and Biochemistry, and her students are working hard to eliminate African Trypanosomiasis, one of Africa’s longest surviving parasites, through a service-learning course. Students in the spring 2016 CU INVEStors Creative Inquiry course were able to put knowledge learned in the classroom into real-life experience while working with teenagers at Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, S.C.
Faculty Spotlight: Advocating for a Different Kind of Service
When most people think of service-learning, they picture students going out and taking physical action in the community but Clemson Sociology Professor Catherine Mobley wants to spread the focus of service learning, reaching beyond the traditional model of service to emphasize an advocacy-based approach.
We’ll All Ride On: Bike Rides Bring Communities Closer
“It’s more than just a bike ride,” Assistant Professor Wanda Taylor confides to me over the stark white table we share. We sit inside a mock hospital ward on the second floor of Edwards Hall...