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Donation allows Clemson to build new facility in Lowcountry

CHARLESTON (WCSC) - Clemson University is preparing to build a new facility in North Charleston.

A $5 million donation to the university will go towards building a new graduate education center at the school's Restoration Institute in North Charleston. The money was donated by the family of Anita Zucker, the CEO of the Inter Tech Group.

Officials say the center will be a place where students, faculty and business representatives can work on taking research developed at the institute and use it in the marketplace.

"It will educate graduate students and it will bring in kindergarten through 12th graders to ignite their interest in science and math," said Jim Barker, President of Clemson University.

The institute is currently building a massive facility to test wind turbines.

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