Furman offers many opportunities to mentor, learn, and instruct.
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”.
Since 2011, Furman has been coordinating a program that enables teachers to access handheld, digital microscope for use in their classroom.
Research Experience for Teachers
This program, originally funded through our Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) grant 2008-2012 and NIH-INBRE and NSF-EPSCoR grants in recent years, is now funded through NIH-INBRE, which provides high school STEM teachers an intensive 6-week research experience (~40 hours/week) under the direction of SC STEM professor.
High School Research Opportunities
Each summer, a limited number of research opportunities are extended to local high school students. These 6-week research experiences provide a chance for early research exposure for student with an interest in pursuing a STEM major/career.
SC Junior Academy of Science (SCJAS)
Led by Executive Director John Kaup, SCJAS provides opportunities for all SC HS students to share their research and further develop their STEM knowledge.
Bridges to a Brighter Future
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.