The McNair Institute of Research and Service aims to cultivate connections between academic research and the local community. McNair Research Fellow, Dr. Ivan Dungan, and his student researchers have been an exceptional example of this in their work with AI and machine learning to better help industries predict customer needs and behaviors. During the summer […]
The McNair Institute of Research and Service is pleased to welcome Dr. Caroliniana Padgett and Professor Lisa Pike as the 2023-2024 McNair Research Fellows. Dr. Padgett is an Associate Professor of Economics as well as the Area Coordinator of Economics. Professor Pike is an Associate Professor of Biology. The collaborative fellowship will further the mission […]
McNair Scholars Perspectives: Taking Opportunities & Adapting to Obstacles while Studying Abroad in Jena, Germany
Written by Luis Sanchez Chavez (McNair Scholar) Hello, my name is Luis Sanchez Chavez and I am a McNair Scholar at Francis Marion University. I am studying Mechanical Engineering and I plan to graduate with a Bachelors of Science in the Spring of 2024. To me being a McNair Scholar means being able to […]
Written by Ronisha Genwright (McNair Scholar) Hallo(hello) everyone! I have been studying at Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences in Schmalkalden, Germany for 2 months, and I have loved my experience working here! I am a Computer Science student at Francis Marion University, and as a student at Schmalkalden University I have been able to participate […]
Each year, The Robert E. McNair Scholarship is awarded to exceptional students from South Carolina. All McNair Scholars are given the opportunity to study abroad and participate in public service projects. They are also enrolled in the FMU Honors program, and complete an honors thesis as a part of their graduation requirements. This May, the McNair […]
Francis Marion University held its annual faculty awards night on Thursday at the FMU Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence. During the event, members of FMU’s faculty were presented with awards for the 2022-2023 academic year.
The McNair Institute of Research and Service is proud to announce the establishment of the McNair Research Fellowship program and welcomes Dr. Ivan Dungan as the Institute’s first Fellow.
Housed within FMU’s McNair Institute for Research and Service, The Belle Baruch Institute for South Carolina Studies (BISCS) was established in 2017 by a unique partnership between Francis Marion University, Coastal Carolina University, and the Belle W. Baruch Foundation at Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown, SC. Dr. Lynn Hanson, Professor Emeritus of English at FMU, was […]
The McNair Institute for Research and Service and International Programs collaborate on bringing the world to FMU and FMU to the world! All of our McNair Scholars will have the opportunity to travel abroad as a part of their academic scholarship. Scholars can also become International Student Liaisons and serve as a point of contact […]