Started in Fall 2008, the Furman STEM Mentors program provides a structure for Furman science majors to connect with teacher-selected middle school students whose "potential is outweighed by circumstance". ​ Students mentor gender-matched students for one session (generally about one hour) once a week.  Since Fall 2008, over 250 Furman mentors have participated, recording over 2000 contact hours.  Currently we are matching Furman students with students at Lakeview Middle School,  Tanglewood Middle School​ and the Frazee Dream Center.

Since 2010, we have also linked Furman Engaged! to this program by inviting our mentees (for most, the first time to visit a college campus) for a great day at Furman (see photo below).

We will hold a recruiting meeting in Kohrt Commons (Townes Science Center) on Tuesday September 5th, 2017.  Food & Drinks start at 4:45 pm, meeting / Q&A 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm.  If that meeting time is not convenient - feel free to contact the program coordinator (Dr. Kaup) at any time with questions or complete the online application (see link below) and Dr. Kaup will be in touch.

John Kaup, Ph.D
Coordinator of Science Education
Townes South - Suite 071
(Located in the basement of Townes Science Building)

Fall 2016
Students Volunteered at the following locations
Lakeview Middle School
Frazee Dream Center (after school)
Tanglewood Middle School​

Furman STEM Mentors and Hughes Academy and Legacy Charter
Mentees gather for a photo at Furman Engaged!

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