HHMI- BRIDGES Undergraduate Research Fellows
and Distinguished Mentors
April 3, 2009 Furman Engaged!
April 2, 2009
Dr. Leon Lederman, Nobel Laureate and guest speaker at Furman Engaged!
Greenville County Public School Year - Hughes Mentors volunteer at Hughes Academy of Science and Technology
July 29, 2008
Furman Hosts International Research Conference
More than 65 student presentations were given on the Furman campus by
students from across three continents including presenters from Furman,
the University of Florida
, the Universite’ Pierre et Marie Curie
the University Paul Sabatier
(Toulouse, France), Universidade Estadual de Campinas
(Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil), the Universidade Federal de São Carlos
, (São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil) and the Institute de Quimica-UNESP
(Araraquara, São Paulo, Brazil). Forty of these presentations were
from Furman students in four different departments including Chemistry,
Biology, Psychology, and Health and Exercise Science.
Participation in this unique international undergraduate research
conference on the Furman campus was outstanding with more than 150
students, faculty and staff viewing the posters, and 125 attending the
“standing room only” Plenary Lecture given by Professor Lorenzo Stievano
of the Universite’ Pierre et Marie Curie
, Paris, France). In addition to HHMI Science for Life
students who traveled from UF to participate, UF, Furman and
international students sponsored by NSF-REU and NIH-INBRE were also
involved in this unique scientific exchange.
View of the new Kohrt Commons in the Townes Science Complex
during Furman's international undergraduate research conference
sponsored NSF-REU, the Merck Foundation, NIH-INBRE and HHMI. Sixty-two
student presentations were given by students from 8 universities across
France, Brazil and the University of Florida and Furman.
Dr. Brian Goess of the Chemistry Department
talks with Dr. Luis Ponjuan of the University of
Florida and UF HHMI Science for Life student
Michelle Abou-Jaoude about her poster.
Furman Chemistry majors Thomas Powers
(Furman HHMI-BRIDGES Undergraduate Research Fellow), Sara Mc
Cord, Marian Helsel and Angela Ziegler (Furman HHMI-BRIDGES
Undergraduate Research Fellow) gather in front of the poster presented
by Mr. Powers.
Plenary Lecturer Dr. Lorenzo
Stievano of the Universite' Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France
stands with Furman winner Justin Goodwin at the poster presentations.
Mr. Goodwin received travel funds to support his
participation in an international NSF/HHMI undergraduate research
conference in Paris fall 2008.
Group picture of all
undergraduate presenters from Furman, UF, France and Brazil at the
international undergraduate research conference.