Selected Focus Area: Research & Innovation


Sep28

GRAD 360 Literature Reviews

9:00 am to 10:30 am

LIB 309 (and available online)

Conducting a literature review is one of the first and most important steps in the research process. A literature review is a survey of the published works in a subject area that summarizes and evaluates the research others are conducting in that field. This will provide context for your own work by showing what research already exists, and helps you to identify gaps where you can make your mark. In this session, we will discuss the literature review proc Read More

Sep28

GRAD 360 Intermediate Spatial Analysis Workshop

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cooper Library 406A

In this workshop, you will continue building your spatial analysis and geo-processing skills. We will cover raster processing tools and raster overlay for a suitability analysis, how to interpolate numerical data, and how to use geo-processing tools for watershed delineation.
This workshop is free for all Clemson students, staff, and faculty.
This is the fifth session in our GIS Fundamentals Workshop Series. Learn more at bit.ly/gisseries!
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Oct05

Intro to Cloud Mapping and Story Maps with ArcGIS Online

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cooper Library 406A

This is a 3-hour hands-on workshop where you will explore the power of ArcGIS Online, a cloud-based GIS platform, and its capabilities, such as:
• Storing and publishing your data on the cloud
• Crowdsourcing your data, maps and web applications
• Designing your own interactive maps and story maps that showcase your creative talents.
• Embedding your interactive map in your own website or blog
This workshop is free for all Clemson students, st Read More

Oct12

Efficient Field Data Collection with GIS Workshop

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cooper Library 406A

In this workshop you will learn how to collect data in the field using your mobile device (iOS or Android) with the Collector for ArcGIS mobile app. Collector offers the following advantages:
• Storage of collected data in the cloud
• Option for offline data collection
• Crowdsourcing: Multiple editors per dataset
• Records editors and timestamps
• User roles: update only, create, delete, and sync
• Geospatial design: d Read More

Oct16

GRAD 360 Communicating Your Work

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Cooper Library 309 (and available online)

Oct19

Using and Visualizing LiDAR in GIS: Fundamentals and Applications

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cooper Library 406A

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to create and manage 3D LiDAR datasets in ArcGIS. Applications using local LiDAR data include creating high-resolution elevation models from LiDAR, performing viewshed analysis, optimizing solar panel placement, and forest canopy characterization.


This workshop is free for all Clemson students, staff, and faculty.


This is the 8th session in our GIS Fundamentals Workshop Series. Learn more at

Oct26

GRAD 360 Peer Review Publishing

9:00 am to 10:30 am

LIB 309 (and available online)

The peer review process is what separates scholarly journals from regular magazines and newspapers. When you submit an article to a peer-reviewed journal, a panel of experts in the field (your peers) will critique the work and provide a recommendation to the journal editor on whether it should be published. This process validates scholarly work and improves the quality of published research. In this session, we will provide an overview of the peer review Read More

Oct26

Basic Spatial Statistics Workshop

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cooper Library 406A

This 3-hour hands-on workshop introduces you to some of the most commonly used spatial statistics tools. You will learn how to summarize geographic distributions, identify spatial outliers and clusters (hot spots), and determine patterns and relationships in your data.

This workshop is intended for GIS users who are already familiar with GIS and have a working knowledge of manipulating data in ArcGIS.

This workshop is free for Clemson students, faculty and staff and Read More

Nov02

Data Analytics and Visualization with Tableau Workshop

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cooper Library 406A

During this 3-hour hands-on workshop, you will gain a thorough introduction to data analysis and visual design in Tableau, including:
• Learn a powerful graphing & data visualization tool that’s faster and easier than Excel;
• Build interactive graphs that make it easy to explore and understand your data; and
• Incorporate GIS data & combine it with statistical techniques to generate unique insights.


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Nov09

Intro to Drones and LiDAR for Mapping

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cooper Library 406A

Are you interested in learning how Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, or drones) can be used as a geospatial data collection platform? Want to learn more about how terrestrial LiDAR scanning is performed? Find out during this hands-on workshop session, where you will:
• Process pictures from a UAV into 3D point clouds and aerial photos;
• Try out a LiDAR scanner and process the point cloud data;
• Learn about the regulatory framework regarding drone usage for r Read More

Nov09

GRAD 360 Engaging in International Research

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Cooper Library 309 (and available online)

Nov30

GRAD 360 Digital Research Identity

9:00 am to 10:30 am

LIB 309 (and available online)

Your digital research identity is a crucial component of your career as a researcher in academia and the professional world. It showcases your work for colleagues, employers, and potential sources of funding for your projects. Managing your digital research identity will help build and maintain your publication list, raise your personal profile, and measure your impact in the field. In this session, we will discuss various sites for curating your research Read More