Converse grant science program NIH

Converse College has been awarded grants of over $750,000 to support its faculty-led biomedical research and expand research opportunities for students. Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), the grants are a portion of the $18.9 million that has been awarded to South Carolina institutions…
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Dr. Neval Erturk, center with the InnoVision award, with the family of STARS participants Emily and Alexander Giep

In 2015, Converse College joined fellow South Carolina colleges and universities in the National Institutes of Health-funded biomedical college research network,  SC INBRE (SC IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence). The network promotes research collaboration among South Carolina’s comprehensive research universities (Clemson, USC, and MUSC) and predominantly undergraduate institutions. The NIH established the IDeA Networks of…
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A new biosensor to help detect a genetic disease. The potentially carcinogenic effects of Round Up. This sort of research may sound like the domain of large biomedical research labs, but it’s being conducted right here on the Converse campus. And some of the researchers aren’t old enough to drive.

Portrait of botanist Henry William Ravenel

Converse College is a partial recipient of two grants totaling $2.5 million. One grant is from the National Science Foundation (NSF) while the remaining allotment is from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grants will appropriate funds to digitize both the Henry William Ravenel Collection, which is primarily owned by Converse College, and…
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National Institutes of Health biomedical science research grant

Converse College has received more than $626,000 in support of biomedical science research and student training from SC INBRE and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Converse will use the funds for research initiatives, enhancements to laboratories and equipment, and expansion of K-12 outreach. “Today, the sciences at Converse are garnering recognition and investment at…
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Converse students are on the move with a flurry of accomplishments this spring. With summer just around the corner, an impressive lineup of research projects, internships, fellowships, jobs, and graduate school acceptances is coming together. Following is the first glimpse of what students have in store. The list will be updated throughout the spring. Accomplishments…
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A $5,000 grant from the Spartanburg County Foundation will support a unique science-based mentoring initiative for five local high school students to work collaboratively with Converse College faculty members this summer. The Summer Research Fellows are participants in the STARS program at Converse (Converse Science, Technology and Research Scholars), which pairs Converse faculty with outstanding…
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Converse College will host the South Carolina Junior Academy of Science (SCJAS) Fall Workshop on Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., exploring topics relating to the theme of “Artificial Intelligence: Why are We Still Smarter?” The workshop will include a keynote address; a Challenge Bowl competition among teams from various schools;…
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***This article appeared in the July 6th edition of the Spartanburg Herald Journal and was written and photographed by Gary Glancy*** Jeremiah was a bullfrog. Had he consumed a diet high in soy, however, Jeremiah might have become Geraldine. That’s what two students at Converse College are attempting to find out. Not necessarily with regard…
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