Dallas Shuman ’25 conducts neuroscience research.
Our nationally recognized program, supported by the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Office of Integrated Research in the Sciences, and academic departments and offices throughout campus, offered students the same breadth and depth of research topics as previous years. Furman’s undergraduate research program is known for its high success rate in capturing competitive federal grants, national awards for both students and faculty and student-faculty co-authored publications in prominent, peer-reviewed journals. In Summer 2022, students and faculty mentors returned to predominantly in-person experiences after disruption by the pandemic in recent years.
The number of students and faculty who do summer research together has steadily increased since the program began in 1966. And although the numbers decreased slightly from 2021, there were 242 research fellows working with 87 faculty members in Summer 2022.
Connecting students with study away programs that suit their goals, the Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education helps students develop deep cultural insights, better intercultural communication skills, curiosity and the self-confidence to live in a global society after graduation.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, 437 students took advantage of study away opportunities. During fall and spring semesters, 173 students studied away on a semester-long program – primarily in major Western European cities that included Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, Madrid, Paris and Vienna, but also in Washington, D.C. – with a study abroad organization that met Furman’s safety and risk management standards.
Andrew Chinn ’25 participates in Beginner Medical Spanish, a May Experience class.
This past May, 251 students took part in the 16 faculty-led programs, including visits to western Europe as well as Ghana, Israel, Turkey and several locations in the United States. While participation for MayX decreased by 30%, the program continued, thanks to measures designed to minimize coronavirus risks. Thirteen students participated in the faculty-led summer internship study away program in Washington, D.C., during which students undertake a 30-hour-per-week internship along with two classes.