CLEMSON ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE ALUMNI INDUCTIONS AND AWARDS
Clemson’s College of Engineering and Science has inducted three new members into its prestigious engineering and science academy while honoring outstanding contributions of two young alumni.
At the 12th Annual Engineering and Science Banquet, the Thomas Green Clemson Academy of Engineers and Scientists recognized the following for outstanding career success, contributions to community and notable contributions to engineering and science.
Joel Brawley, native of Mooresville, NC is professor emeritus of mathematical science, following a forty-one year career at Clemson. His innovative teaching style that often features a blend of math and music has inspired students and audiences around the country. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University and an honorary member of the Clemson Class of 1939.
C. Tycho Howle, native of Lancaster, SC presently residing in Atlanta, GA received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics and a masters in systems engineering from Clemson. He also holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Howle is a pioneer in the eBusiness arena and currently serves as chairman and CEO of nuBridges, LLC. A dynamic participant in community activities, Howle is a member of the Clemson University Foundation and the Clemson University Research Foundation.
Don Clayton, professor emeritus of physics and astronomy, joined the Clemson faculty in 1989 and is a leading scientist in nuclear astrophysics, gamma ray astronomy, and nuclear isotopic clues to the origin of the solar system. His ground-breaking research has led to selection by the American Astronomical Society as one of the most important astrophysics research papers of the 20th century. He also brought international recognition to Clemson as an inductee of the American Academy of Arts in Sciences which honors leading intellectuals from around the world in every field and profession . He is a 1956 graduate of Southern Methodist University in Physics and Math and he received his PhD in Physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1962.
Two outstanding alumni were also recognized for making significant contributions to the world around them. They received an Outstanding Young Alumni Award for 2007.
Harry Thomas Hall IV, native of Charleston, WV and currently residing in Chester Springs, PA received a Bachelor of Science in ceramic engineering in 1992, followed with a master’s in bioengineering in 1995. Today he works for Synthes, Inc., the leading global medical device company in the world for bone fracture repair, and was recognized for his continuing, unwavering support of Clemson’s bioengineering program.
Ed Sutt, native of Norwalk, CT and current resident of Jamestown, Rhode Island is a fastening engineer with Bostitch. He has designed a nail that could save thousands of lives and homes in a hurricane or earthquake. In late 2006, his discovery was named Popular Science’s Invention of the Year. Sutt graduated from Clemson in 1996 with a degree in Materials Science Engineering. He received his PhD in Civil Engineering in 2000 from Clemson University.
In honoring the inductees and those recognized for their work, Esin Gulari, dean of Clemson’s College of Engineering and Science said, “We could not ask for a finer representation of Clemson engineering and science than these honorees. I believe Thomas Green Clemson and his wife Anna Maria would be amazed and proud of what their vision has become and what is represented in these honorees who have accomplished so much for science and engineering.“
For over 100 years, engineering and science have been integral to Clemson University’s development. Today, Clemson engineers and scientists continue to make significant contributions to South Carolina, the nation and the world.
Honorees at the 2007 Engineering and Science Banquet are congratulated by Dean Esin Gulari (third from left). They include (from left) Harry Thomas Hall IV, C. Tycho Howle, Joel Brawley, Don Clayton, and Ed Sutt.