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Updates for the McNair Program


Q&A session on motivation led by Graduate Scholar Alex Munger

Many thanks to our recently graduated McNair scholar Alex Munger. Alex led a two-hour Q&A on July 7th, 2016 with current McNair scholars on graduate school application process, stress management, time and anxiety management, GRE preparation, financial aid, and answered general questions on how to manage the graduate school application process successfully. Alex Munger was perfectly positioned to lead this session as a recent graduate, a successful graduate school applicant, and also as a compassionate person who is always willing to help peers. Alex will start Graduate School in the Fall of 2016 and will be attending the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign to study music.

Photos from Q&A session- 7/7/16
McNair Scholars
McNair Scholars
Alex Munger
McNair Program 2016 Summer Research Institute for Cohort Seventeen

The McNair Program is excited to inform the campus community about the 2016 Summer Research Institute which started on June 13th and will continue until July 22 nd. The Institute involves lots of activities with McNair scholars. These include GRE preparation courses, workshops on graduate school application, developing lists of graduate schools to apply to, graduate school site visits, workshops on financial aid, fellowships and scholarships, money management, academic writing, writing for academic publications, personal statement, and CV writing. The McNair program is also connecting McNair scholars with various tutoring and counseling resources on a need basis.

Most importantly, the McNair program is delighted that all of its McNair scholars along with their wonderful mentors are involved in significant collaborative research projects this summer. Below is the list of project titles.

McNair scholars will be presenting the results of their research at the National McNair Conference in October, and at the McNair Program Symposium at UWEC, scheduled for December 12 th, 13 th, and 14th of 2016 (each day from 3:30 P.M.-5:30P.M.) at the Davies Center. Invitations will be sent out to the entire campus closer to the date. We hope that you will have the opportunity to participate and learn all about the terrific research projects pursued by the McNair scholars.  Read more.

News from recently graduated McNair Scholars of Cohort Sixteen

The McNair program is delighted to share with the campus community, the list of McNair Scholars of Cohort Sixteen who graduated in May 2016 and the graduate school they will be entering in the Fall of 2016.  Read more.

University Recognition

Check out these stories that were recently posted on the University's website about our new director, Dr. Sanjukta Chaudhuri.

University of Minnesota Site Visit

The one-day trip which was on June 21st 2016 consisted of fifteen McNair scholars and Dr. Chaudhuri traveling to the University of Minnesota campus, visiting various departments, exploring the campus, and finding out all about graduate school application process, financial aid, and other opportunities!