Clemson University partners with U.S. Space Force

U.S. Space Force names Clemson University its newest strategic partner
U.S. Space Force names Clemson University its newest strategic partner(Clemson University)
Published: Jul. 18, 2022 at 9:55 AM EDT
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CLEMSON, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The United States Space Force (USSF) announced Clemson University as an official member of the organization’s University Partnership Program (UPP).

The USSF, the sixth and newest branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, established the UPP to identify, develop and retain a diverse, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)-capable workforce to further its mission to protect U.S. and allied interests in space.

We’re told Clemson is the 14th university to join the partnership program.

Organizers say universities are selected based on the following four criteria:

  • The quality of STEM degree offerings and space-related research laboratories and initiatives
  • A robust ROTC program
  • A diverse student population
  • Degrees and programming designed to support military, veterans, and their families in pursuing higher education

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