If you are interested in undergraduate research and preparing to attend graduate school, this program is for you!
The McNair Scholars Program is a federal program that promotes academic research for undergradues by connecting students with faculty mentors to explore the research process and then carrying out a research project.
Students must be:
Margaret Shull, J.D. - Director
660-543-8815 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Kari Azevedo, Ph.D. - Academic Coordinator
660-543-4135 / email@example.com
Barbara Kyle - Office Professional
660-543-8830 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The McNair Scholars Program was named after Dr. Ronald E. McNair, the second African American to fly in space, and a victim of the 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster.
Dr. McNair was nationally recognized for his work in the field of laser physics and was selected by NASA from a pool of ten thousand applicants for the space shuttle program. He was the recipient of three honorary doctorates and many commendations and awards.
As a tribute to Dr. McNair, the United States Congress established funding for a new TRIO program - The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. Its purpose is to prepare first-generation, low-income college students and students from groups underrepresented in graduate education for doctoral study and to help these students fulfill their educational dreams.