Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - HHMI Mentor Informational Meeting Pizza Party!

5-6 PM, Kohrt Commons (Townes Science Center)
Pizza and Drinks

Bring an appetite and come find out more about this enriching experience from Dr. Kaup, middle schools teachers and Furman student mentors. Sign-up to be an HHMI Mentor at Hughes Academy of Science and Technology, Berea Middle or Legacy Charter schools. Application form. Please send completed form to:

Summer 2010 HHMI Undergraduate Research Fellows involved in Furman Cougar Project (Ted Turner's Ladder Ranch, New Mexico)

In the photo from left to right are: Mary Catherine Coppage (Junior, Art major, volunteer), Alex Viere (Sophomore, Biology major, 2010 HHMI Undergraduate Research Fellow), Furman Biology Professor Travis Perry, (1992 Furman alumnus), Megan Pitman (2007 Furman alumna), and Michael Jiang (Junior, Neuroscience major, 2009 HHMI Undergraduate Research Fellow). LM3 is a 145 lb male mountain lion (cougar) shown in the foreground.

The photo tells an interesting story of three separate cohorts of Furman students involved in the Furman Cougar Project and captures the progress the Project has made in research and education since 2005. Megan Pitman (2007) was the first undergraduate to work on the project in the summer of 2006, funded through a Furman Advantage Research Fellowship. Megan went on to earn her M.S. in Wildlife Biology at Clemson University while working on the Furman Cougar Project, and is now beginning her Ph.D. work at Clemson with Dr. Perry continuing as her advisor. Michael Jiang came to the project as an HHMI Undergraduate Research Fellow in the summer of 2009, presenting his research at a professional meeting this past spring. Michael returned to the Cougar Project again this summer funded through Furman’s HHMI-BRIDGES program. Alex Viere is also an HHMI Undergraduate Research Fellow who first joined the project in the summer of 2010. Mary Catherine heard about the project through Michael and volunteered her efforts this summer; given her keen interest in big cats, her efforts were generously rewarded!

July 16, 2010 Clemson/Furman HHMI SPRI (Summer Program for Research Interns) Poster Symposium.

June 7-July 16, 2010 HHMI/Governors School of Science and Math Summer Research - 5 GSSM students research with Furman professors and students.

May 12 - July 23, 2010 HHMI/BBF (Bridges to a Brighter Future) Summer Research - 10 Greenville County high school students assist in Furman research.

May 12 - July 23, 2010 HHMI Fellows Summer Research Seminars - 20 new Fellows participate in research projects on campus and in New Mexico.

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