The Carroll A. Campbell Jr. Graduate Engineering Center
Anchoring the International Center for Automotive Research campus
will be the Carroll A. Campbell Jr. Graduate Engineering Center,
named for the former governor whose leadership helped create an
automotive industry cluster by bringing BMW to South Carolina a
year, BMW donated $10 million to Clemson to help endow the center.
Clemson plans to recruit nine faculty and up to 50 graduate students.
These faculty will join an established and nationally recognized
core group of Clemson faculty who have been leaders in automotive
and motorsports research and education for 15 years.
Campbell Graduate Engineering Center will focus on systems integration,
addressing a growing challenge in the automotive industry as car
components become increasingly computerized. Graduates will be prepared
to meet the engineering and management challenges of designing and
building a highly complex modern automobile in which mechanical,
electrical and digital technologies work together.