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UW-Eau Claire McNair Scholars
To Present Research Findings

 MAILED:  Nov. 24, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — Nine seniors in the McNair Scholars Program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will present their research to their fellow scholars and mentors, interested faculty, staff, department heads, deans and community members on three successive Thursday evenings in December. The 30-minute presentations of research and findings will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 2, 9 and 16, in Room 227 of the Nursing Building. The schedule of presentations is as follows:

Dec. 2:

Dec. 9:

Dec. 16:

Named to honor Ronald McNair, the African-American astronaut who perished in the Challenger explosion, the McNair Scholars program is a federal TRIO program that assists eligible low-income, first-generation students to prepare for and enter graduate programs leading to a doctoral degree. 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 graduate school. Participants include academically talented low-income, first-generation students and students from groups traditionally underrepresented in doctoral programs. McNair Scholars are chosen via faculty nomination.

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Updated: November 24, 2004