Michelin unites UofSC and Clemson through sustainability course

Carolina and Clemson may be athletic rivals on the field, but the two work together in the classroom to make a lasting impact. Michelin North America invites students from both UofSC and Clemson to apply for Civil and Environmental Engineering 490, an introductory course to industrial sustainability. Up to 12 students from each school will be chosen to join the project starting this spring.

The course is the first of two — the second will take place fall 2017 — and will prepare students to research sustainability and come up with a plan to reduce the amount of waste in tire manufacturing. Course work will be online with lectures by engineering professors Paul Ziehl from Carolina and Gregory Mocko from Clemson, along with featured guest speakers. Students also will visit Michelin Headquarters in Greenville a few times throughout the semester to work alongside one another and Michelin employees.

Students will gain academic and professional skills from the course as they develop content knowledge, career insight and real-world experience. Along with expanding networks and connections, students will learn about internship opportunities with Michelin to continue developing their projects throughout the summer. 

The selection process for the class is competitive, and students applying for the course must have at least a 3.0 GPA. While this course is open to all students, it is best suited for sophomores and juniors in environmental studies, engineering, communications or business. Students can apply by emailing Ziehl at ziehl@cec.sc.edu.

Learn more

Watch an online video about the Civil and Environmental Engineering 490 being offered jointly with students from Carolina and Clemson.

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