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The McNair Scholars Research Symposium Fall 2019

The annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium will take place Dec. 2 and 3 from 4-6 p.m. in Centennial Hall 2304 on the UW-Eau Claire campus. The community is invited to hear the research presentations of eight McNair Scholars in fields across disciplines.

Monday, Dec. 2 
4 p.m.: Stephanus Badenhorst 
            Research Project: Exploratory Look at Microaggressions  
            Mentor: Dr. April Blesk-Rechek 
            Moderator(s): Cailen Andrews & Keng Chang 
4:30 p.m.: Kelsey Cramer 
            Research Project: Journal Tracking for Vocal Hygiene Compliance 
            Mentor: Dr. Abby Hemmerich 
            Moderator(s): Ximona Pederson & Sara Al-Ibrahim 
5 p.m.: Miko Scott 
            Research Project: Fibonacci Sequence Modulo 10 
            Mentor: Dr. aBa Mbirika 
            Moderator(s): Alejandra Serna & Jordan Munos 
5:30 p.m.: Vincent Segovia 
            Research Project: A Poetry Collection 
            Mentor(s): Dr. Bob Nowlan & Dr. Joel Pace 
            Moderator: Ashely Gillett 
Tuesday, Dec. 3 
4 p.m.: Maria Villa-Rivera 
            Research Project: Power of a Name: Understanding Cultural Dissonance through the Anglicization of POC Names  
            Mentor: Dr. Theresa Kemp 
            Moderator(s): Tyler Gonzales & Madilyn Vetter 
4:30 p.m.: Edward James Sobottka 
            Research Project: Exploring Prosociality in Osage Culture 
            Mentor: Dr. Heather Ann Moody 
            Moderator(s): Hailee Sparks & Tiana Dorosz 
5 p.m.: David Edwardson 
            Research Project: Using Datamining Approach to Examine the Impact of Computer Redistricting on Ethic/Racial Groups 
            Mentor: Dr. Jack Tan 
            Moderator(s): Erika Nguyen & Hailee Sparks 
5:30 p.m.: Victoria Vu 
            Research Project: The Lived Experiences of Hmong Individuals with Disabilities and their Family Members 
            Mentor: Dr. Kao Nou Moua 
            Moderator(s): Kendra Longoria-Myadze & Delaney Collins  

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is a graduate school preparatory program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and sponsored by UW-Eau Claire. Named after astronaut Dr. Ronald McNair, the McNair program aims to level the playing field in graduate education and diversify the American research community.