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Updates for the McNair Program

Last updated 9/22/16.

September Alumni Panel with Dr. Carolyn Otto

On September 14th, 2016, McNair Alumna Dr. Carolyn Otto inspired the incoming class of McNair scholars by hosting an Alumni Panel. We are very thankful for her wisdom and are lucky to have her as an on-campus resource. Click here to watch the video.

McNair Luncheon
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Photos from McNair Luncheon 5/5/16


Click here to utilize our newest scholar resource, The Graduate School Fellowship Finder, courtesy of The University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign.

Announcing...The McNair Scholars' Journal 2016

This is the first McNair journal under the advisement of Dr. Sanjukta Chaudhuri, the new director of the McNair Program at UW-Eau Claire. Click here to read the page-turning research completed by some of our graduated scholars.


Starting this Fall, The McNair will release a semester newsletter to the faculty through Blugold FYI. The newsletter contains updates and changes from the previous semester, as well as announcements for the upcoming semester. Check it out here.

University Recognition

Check out these stories that were recently posted on the University's website about our new director and our scholars.

Travel funds received by scholars in 2016

The McNair program is pleased to provide full or partial funding for McNair scholars' individual travel for research and other scholarly activities. So far in 2016, the following scholars have received travel assistance from the McNair program. Read more

Q&A session on motivation led by Graduate Scholar Alex Munger
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Photos from Q&A with 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.

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. 

Click here  to read the rest of the story.

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.