Professor of Biology and Chair of Biology, Chemistry & Physics Department Neval Erurk

We are proud to announce that Dr. Neval Erturk was selected to be honored as a Minority Access National Role Model.  This award is presented to faculty, higher education leaders, and others who serve as inspirational role models who inspire others to emulate them, and thereby increase the pool of scholars and professionals who will…
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Mahoro book cover Natacha Karambizi

Chemistry grad Natacha Karambizi ’15 recently published her book, Mahoro: A Little Girl’s Search for Peace. This fictional story was inspired by the 1994 Genocide which took place in Rwanda. The story explores how the community dealt with the consequences of the genocide and set out to reconstruct a new Rwanda. “As someone who grew…
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Chemistry student Mikayla Santoro

Mikayla Santoro ’18 spent her summer interning in the Toxicology Department of the SC Law Enforcement Division. With her future focused on pursuing a career in forensics and toxicology this chance to shadow forensic analysts and forensic technicians was a rare opportunity for Mikayla. Her role primarily involved performing data mining, contributing to the department’s…
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Will Case

Dr. Will Case was the Converse recipient of the 2017 South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) Excellence in Teaching Award. SCICU recognizes and celebrates a faculty member from each of SCICU’s twenty member institutions annually. In addition to his role as Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Case currently serves as a Counselor at South…
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Chemistry major Dana Tate

Chemistry major Dana Tate ’20 was accepted into North Carolina State’s Summer Research Program for Undergraduate Students. She will spend 10 weeks this summer at NC State performing interdisciplinary research that combines experimental and computational investigations. Explore Chemistry at Converse…

Sheri Strickland

Dr. Sheri Strickland presented a research poster, “Assessing the Strength of Aromatic Pi-Stacking Interactions using Molecular Balances with Fluorous Tags” at the 253rd national meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco, CA. Learn More! Chemistry at Converse Dr. Sheri Strickland  

South Carolina Academy of Science meeting

Students from the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Physics took top honors at this year’s South Carolina Academy of Science meeting at Coastal Carolina University. The conference was attended by more than 500 college and high school students. Caitlin Lazurick ’19 (Nisbet Honors) won 1st place in the oral session on field biology. Nicole Lidzbarski…
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chemistry carnival Jessica Morgan

Biochemistry major and Nisbet Honors student Jessica Morgan ‘18 presented her poster with Dr. Sheri Strickland at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), and represented Converse at the SERMACS Chemistry Carnival. The poster presentation was titled “Evaluation of the Pi-Stacking Interaction of Pyrene with 1,8-naphthalic Imides”. Learn More! Biochemistry at Converse…
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Gold award

Dr. Edna Steele, Jayda Means ’19, and Lily West ’19 represented Converse College at the Alpha Lambda Delta National Leadership Conference in Washington DC. Converse was recognized with the 2016 Alpha Gold Award in recognition of the chapter’s high yield.

Catching Criminals through Chemistry and Art:

Professor Andrea Elliott, Dr. Will Case, and Dr. Julie Jones co-presented their Converse Collaboration Grant project titled, “STEAM: Catching Criminals through Art,” at the South Carolina Art Education Association (SCAEA) conference in Greenville, SC. Their lecture included the process and implementation in regards to the partnership between a local school district and Converse College. They also…
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