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Dr. Will Case was the September speaker for the Western South Carolina Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. His presentation explored the intersection of chemistry and engineering in wine science. Learn More! Chemistry at Converse Dr. Will Case

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Dr. Sheri Strickland was accepted as an active learning fellow for the Active Learning Workshop for Analytical Chemistry Instructors National Follow-up Workshop at Indiana University. Dr. Strickland also gave a presentation at the national level entitled “Science meets soft skills: Active learning in the quantitative analysis lab” for the 2020 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education….
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Chemistry Studio Art Ceramics collaboration

by Ella B. Webster ’20 One day last year, the Chair of Biology, Chemistry & Physics Department, Dr. Will Case, mentioned to Assistant Professor of Art Professor Mary Carlisle that they should consider team-teaching an interdisciplinary course on the chemistry behind making ceramics. “The rest,” he says, “was magic.” From their effort, the 2020 January…
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As Converse heads into the fifth week of the fall term, students, faculty and staff have had a successful and healthy return to campus. The Converse community has been wearing masks, adhering to physical distancing and being conscientious throughout campus. Commuter students and students who opted for remote learning are getting the support they need…
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Isabel Fangman ’21 (Nisbet Honors) presented the results of her 2019 summer and fall research project at the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) research symposium on February 20, 2020. Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Jennifer Hawk served as her research mentor for this SCICU funded project. During the summer and fall of 2019,…
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Converse Chemistry students at Annie's House in Greenville

Dr. Hawk’s ‘Scientist’s Food for Thought’ class participated in a service-learning day with Sustaining Way at ‘Annie’s House’ in Greenville. Annie’s House is an interfaith initiative at Sustaining Way, which demonstrates the feasibility and benefits of living more simply. It is located in the historic neighborhood of Nicholtown and promotes sustainable living practices, including backyard…
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Courtney Dziewior ’21 (Nisbet Honors) and Dr. Sheri Strickland are coauthors of a research article entitled “Synthesis of Stimuli-Responsive Programmable Polymers Through Ring Opening–Metathesis Cross–Metathesis (ROM-CM)” that has just been accepted for publication in the Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science. This research was completed in collaboration with Dr. Ken Shimizu’s group at…
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Courtney Dziewior ’21 (Nisbet Honors) was awarded first place in chemistry poster presentations at the annual South Carolina Academy of Science meeting at Francis Marion University. Courtney researched her poster, “Synthesis of Stimuli-Responsive Programmable Polymers: Will Ethyl Acrylate, Maleic Acid, or Heat Work?” with her mentor Dr. Sheri Strickland. Courtney also presented a poster at…
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Students process for Founder's Day

Our 2019 graduating class boats an impressive lineup of potential employers from local businesses including Cleveland Leadership Academy and Glow Lyric Theatre, all the way to Nashville, TN at Ford Motor Credit and TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. See where some of our 2019 grads have received job offers from: Alexis Turner – Ford Motor Credit…
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Presentation boards at research conference

Biology major Brittany Leonard ’20 (Nisbet Honors) presented a poster on “The Effect of Juglone and Ailanthone on Kudzu Growth” at the South Carolina Academy of Science meeting and did an oral presentation at the 15th Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Her research mentor was Dr. Edna Steele….
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