Friday is Furman Engaged Day! Posters, Presentations and Performances Abound
GREENVILLE, S.C.—More than 550 Furman University students will be presenting their research and class work across campus this Friday, April 8 as part of the university’s third annual Furman Engaged! day.
The event will feature an impressive list of over 220 poster displays in the Physical Activities Center, 50 oral presentations in classrooms, musical performances in Daniel hall, and even planetarium shows.
All Friday classes are cancelled so the students can participate in the program. The public is invited to attend.
The goal of the festivities, all organized by John Kaup, Furman’s science education coordinator, is to celebrate scholarship and creative endeavors.
After years of small individual departmental presentations of research work, Kaup and other collaborators envisioned this campus-wide event in 2008 while drafting an Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) grant proposal. A short while and a lot of planning later, Furman Engaged! was born.
“Participation has increased every year and it’s still growing,” Kaup said. “There’s nearly 20 percent of the student body doing something for Furman Engaged!, and that’s impressive.”
Visitors from University of Florida and Claflin universities, which collaborate with Furman researchers, will be on campus along with students from the HHMI tutoring program at Hughes and Legacy Academies.
Prospective students and their parents will be able to explore these showcase events during the accepted students’ day that will be underway at the same time. Nearly 150 prospective students are expected to be on campus.
Click here for a complete schedule of Furman Engaged! events.