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Kaybriana Spalding ’20 (Nisbet Honors) gave a presentation at the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Her talk was titled “Factors that Influence the Removal of Copper (II) Aqueous Ions from Solution via Hydrogel Formation.” Her research was conducted under the mentorship of Dr. Jennifer Hawk. Audrey Bourdages ’20 (Nisbet Honors) presented at…
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Will Case NISBRE symposium

Dr. William Case received the National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE) Young Investigator Travel Award. This award provided funds to present his research at the 7th Biennial NISBRE symposium in Washington, D.C.. Dr. Case presented the talk “Catching Criminals with Chemistry: A General Education Course in Forensics” at the Biennial Conference on Chemical…
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2018 Simpson Scholars

The Simpson Scholarship was established in 1985 by an anonymous donor to provide scholarships for students whose performance in academics, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement merit the recognition of this prestigious award. Congratulations to our 2018 recipients: Sydney Allen ‘20 (Nisbet Honors) Laura Gill ‘19 (Nisbet Honors) Chloe Danielle Griffin ‘22 (Nisbet Honors) Madison Orcurto…
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Julie Cox Blue Ridge

Julie Cox ’99 was recently appointed president/CEO at Blue Ridge Fabricators Inc., in Tennessee. Julie has spent nearly 20 years in the bio-pharma research industry, involved in all phases of managing clinical trials and research. Learn More! Biology at Converse Chemistry at Converse

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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Sheri Strickland Grant

Dr. Strickland and Dr. Ken Shimizu (University of South Carolina) received a one-year $60,000 grant through EPSCoR GEAR-CRP (Established Program To Stimulate Competitive Research – Collaborative Research Program). They also received the National Science Foundation Supplemental Award. Dr. Strickland recently presented two talks at the University of Notre Dame, “Active Learning in Organic Chemistry: Development…
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Kaybriana Spalding with research poster

Kaybriana Spalding ’20 was invited to be part of a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Clemson University’s Department of Chemistry. She worked with Dr. Sourav Saha, a specialist in organic synthesis and materials chemistry to create a new molecule which could be implemented into a supramolecule. Kaybriana said, “These Supramolecules can be…
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Professor of chemistry Jennifer Hawk

Dr. Jennifer Hawk is the recipient of a Christian Scholars Foundation grant. The Christian Scholars Foundation encourages and supports Christian faculty. The foundation also strives to encourage faculty in their effort to integrate Christian faith and academic endeavor. Dr. Hawk plans to use the grant money to continue a scientific research project she has been…
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Natacha Karambizi

Natacha Karambizi ’15 was selected as a Global Health Fellow. The Global Health Corps is the U.S. Agency for International Development Global Health bureau’s premier Fellowship program. They recruit qualified applicants with diverse skill sets to work with high-impact organizations in year-long paid positions. Natacha was our 2018 Founder’s Day speaker. She shared her personal…
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Chemistry faculty and students

Chemistry students and faculty attended the South Carolina Academy of Science Annual Meeting and the South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium. At the South Carolina Academy of Science Annual Meeting (SCAS), Gillian Horn ’19 (Nisbet Honors) presented a talk titled, “1st Generation Amperometric Biosensing: An Adaptable Template for Laboratory Relevant Measurements of Galactose and Xanthine”.  She…
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