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Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
Converse College
580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

Plenary Speaker: Paul Wagenknecht, Ph.D
Professor Furman University 

“Solar Energy?  Nuclear Energy?  Fossil Fuel? 

Is There a Difference?”​

Registration will open on September 15th

 If you have questions regarding the event,
 contact Dr. John Kaup  john.kaup@furman.edu  ​​

Started in Fall 2008, the Furman STEM Mentors program provided a structure for Furman science majors to connect with teacher-selected middle school students whose “potential is outweighed by circumstance”.  In fall 2018, we will be meeting with representatives from Tanglewood, Lakeview and Berea Middle to consider how best we can collaborate and support their students.  The mentoring program will not be running in 201​8 but we do hope to engage in a new collaborative effort with these schools in 2019.  Get involved with our mentor program.


Since 2011, Furman has been coordinating a program that enables teachers to access handheld, digital microscope for use in their classroom. Learn more.

Bridges to a Brighter Future (BBF) Science Exposure Program

Linking two nationally distinguished campus efforts, Furman’s summer research programs and Bridges to a Brighter Future, has proven to be a great success and to date, over 30 BBF students have participated. Read more.

The Governor's School for Science and Mathematics

For the fifth consecutive year, up to 8 students enrolled in the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics will have the opportunity to complete their mandatory 6-week research experiences through a residential program at Furman University. Learn how to be one of them.


This annual workshop will enable high school teachers and students to participate in a full day of science-focused activities. Hosted by the South Carolina Junior Academy of Science (SCJAS) and Converse College, the program will include hands-on activities, research presentations and teacher professional development (PD). Registration for the Fall Workshop will open on September 15.  Registration fee of $15 includes a light breakfast, lunch and participation in four sessions including the opening plenary address. For more information visit the South Carolina Academy of Sciences​

Research Experience for STEM Teachers

This program [funded through our Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) grant 2008-2012] provided middle and high school STEM teachers an intensive 6-week research experience (~40 hours/week) under the direction of a Furman math or science faculty mentor.  Read more. Click here for the application to RET​.

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