John Furcean is an outreach specialist in the Office of Research and Innovation at Michigan State University. Furcean is an experience software engineer skilled in requirements gathering, system analysis, software development, database design, systems administration, and IT management.
Furcean was instrumental in starting the summer computer programming fellowship at MSU St. Andrews and has been the lead preceptor for it since 2017. During this time, the program has grown from 10 students to over 30 students. Student projects cover various topics including system development, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, and cybersecurity.
Furcean has been with MSU for more than ten years. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Michigan State University. John played a key role in planning and outfitting the technology being used at MSU St. Andrews including the network infrastructure, personal computing devices, video conference equipment, and more.