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Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

"Whether or not you reach your goals in life depends entirely on how well you prepare for them and how badly you want them.

You're Eagles!

Stretch your wings and fly to the sky."

Ronald E. McNair, Ph.D.

Named to honor the African-American astronaut who perished with the Challenger mission, this TRIO program assists eligible students to prepare for and enter graduate programs leading to the Ph.D. Each year at UW-Eau Claire ten to twelve new undergraduate McNair Scholars embark upon two years of intensive mentoring, specialized curricular and co-curricular offerings, collaborative research, and paid internships, all of which groom these candidates for.

For more information on our program, please download and view our brochure.

2016 TRiO Mentor Award recipients

Dr. Jennifer Dahl

Dr. Jennifer Dahl, chemistry

Dr. Dahl first became a McNair Mentor in the Fall of 2013 when she nominated Tayo Sanders for consideration as a McNair Scholar.
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Dr. Kevin Klatt

Dr. Kevin Klatt, psychology

As the Director of the Campus Autism Program, Dr. Klatt's research and the CAP have provided the opportunity for no fewer than five McNair Scholars to conduct research into the development and learning styles of children diagnosed with Autism.  > read more.

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