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Ten Students Named McNair
Scholars at UW-Eau Claire

 MAILED:  Nov. 14, 2003

EAU CLAIRE — Ten students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire have been selected for the prestigious Ronald E. McNair Post baccalaureate Achievement Program.

Each year faculty nominate talented undergraduate students, recognized for their academic achievement, and select up to 10 to participate in the program. McNair Scholars plan to go on to graduate school and pursue a doctoral degree. They spend two years doing collaborative research with faculty, and eventually publish and present their research to the academic community.

UW-Eau Claire is one of 140 institutions nationwide to be awarded a Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education. The program’s namesake, Ronald Erwin McNair, received a doctorate in physics from M.I.T. in 1976 and was an expert on lasers. He joined NASA in 1978 and died aboard the space shuttle Challenger when it exploded in January 1986.

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Updated: January 29, 2004