Robert-Geist_006-300x199A growing number of advanced manufacturing companies in the Lowcountry want their professional employees to seek graduate degrees in engineering and science while they work, but the opportunity to pursue those degrees in the region has been limited. Not for much longer. A day after Volvo announced it has chosen the Ridgeville area for a new plant, Clemson University officials unveiled the first degree programs that will be available in nearby North Charleston at the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center. Students will be able to work toward research-focused graduate degrees in Computer Science and a Master of Fine Arts in Digital Production Arts. They will be the only degrees of their kind in the Lowcountry, largely targeting working adults who want to stay in the area. (Link to full media release)