Converse College Campus

  Slumped onto a table while still seated in her chair at Converse College’s Sneakers Cafe, Kristina Blanchard looked eerily like a real murder victim – motionless, ghostly white complexion, large contusion under her eye and dried blood on her face. Blanchard, a 2008 Converse graduate, was acting, but the 18 high school students investigating…
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Converse College Student

Anusa Thapa loved research and studying the sciences. That’s why she was proud to be a chemistry major, and sought a minor in biology and math. The small classes, the availability of her professors, and tutoring sessions were integral to Thapa’s academic success at Converse. “Professors in the chemistry department are very passionate about giving…
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Biology and Chemistry student Kimberly Shorter

Kimberly Shorter ’09 always knew that a white coat was in her future. Since childhood, Shorter had dreamt of becoming a medical doctor. But after conducting a research project with Dr. Neval Erturk in her senior year, she discovered a passion for scientific research and began to envision her life in the lab. While at…
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Converse is answering the call to generate more American citizens in science and math fields through a new scholarship program with an innovative learning twist. Teaming with the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation in 2006, Converse created the Petrie Math and Science Scholars program to model successful females in these fields to Spartanburg area high…
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by Kathryn Brackett ’03 Imagine discovering a long mysterious road built by an ancient culture. Would you wonder about the significance? Why it was built? This is exactly what Dr. Elena Mendez, Associate Professor of Physics, is studying. For the past three years, she has been conducting research at Guayabo, an archeological site in Costa…
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