McNair Center Research

Oct
15

McNair Research Update: Students Use AI to Help Local Industries

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 […]

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Sep
01

McNair Research Update: New Fellows for 2023-2024

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 […]

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Jul
13

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 […]

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May
16

My Exchange Semester at FMU – by Andréa Bazin

Spring 2023 Exchange Students

(From Right to Left) – Andrea Bazin, Aissam Boudbagh, Chloe Marlow

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May
03

Congratulations to Graduating McNair Scholars

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 […]

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Apr
21

FMU Faculty Recognized During Annual Awards Ceremony

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.

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Mar
22

Congratulations Dr. Ivan Dungan : The First McNair Institute Fellow

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. 

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Jan
25

Belle Baruch Institute Celebrates Retirement; Welcomes New Co-Director

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 […]

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Nov
11

Hobcaw Barony Conservation Project Begins

Jerel Dawkins, a sophomore in mechanical engineering, has begun a project with FMU’s Belle Baruch Institute for South Carolina Studies (BISCS) at Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown, SC. He plans to use 3-D printing and reverse engineering to design and manufacture replicas of the late Belle Baruch’s equestrian medals. The project is super-vised by Dr. Rahul [...]
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Sep
23

McNair Institute for Research and Service presents Teaching and Learning Seminar

In early 2022, The McNair Institute commissioned a study on the consequences of COVID-19 on student engagement and learning in the Pee Dee. On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, Drs. Megan Haggard, Kiley Molinari, Jared Stewart-Ginsburg, and Stephanie Williams shared preliminary findings from their "Covid Consequences" project at the FMU Faculty Teaching and Learning Seminar. During [...]
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