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mcnair scholars

Responsibilities and Benefits

  • Conduct research project with chosen faculty mentor
    • Submit at least 10-page research paper, PowerPoint presentation, and poster presentation
    • Present research at MO-KAN-NE McNair Heartland Research Conference
  • Attend weekly McNair Moment Meetings and GRE Prep each semester
  • Attend both the Winter & Summer Research Institutes
  • Each Scholar will receive a stipend
  • Traveling opportunites to conference and graduate school visits at no cost to the Scholar
  • Each Scholar will receive two (2) 50% off GRE fee waivers

Resources

Computer Lab with Free Printing

The TRIO Computer Lab is located in the University Center in room 206. The lab is open from 8a.m. to 5p.m. during the academic year and from 8a.m. to 4p.m. during the summer. Printing is free to all TRIO/McNair Scholars.

Graduate School Prep Lounge

The lounge is located in the University Center in room 206. The lounge is open from 8a.m. to 5p.m. during the academic year and from 8a.m. to 4p.m. during the summer. Scholars can utilize the lounge to prepare their applications for graduate school and utilize the prep resources, such as the GRE, LSAT, and MCAT books and flashcards, research design material, prospective graduate student guidance material, and much more.

Scholar Forms

Summer Weekly Research Report
Scholar Evaluation of Mentor
Summer Research Internship

Current Scholars

Delaney Adams: WIll complete research in 2021; Mentor: Dr. Monica Kearney

Amari Bell: Will complete research in 2021;Mentor: Dr. Tamara Zellars Buck

Lainey Edwards: Will complete research in 2021; Mentor: Dr. Sandra Cox

Leah King: Will complete research in 2021;Mentor: Dr. Sarah Kuborn

Jayanti Klingensmith: Will complete research in 2021;Mentor: Dr. Dana Branson

Eliana Martinez: Will complete research in 2021; Mentor: Dr. Christine Ladwig

Camille Shoals: Will complete research in 2021; Mentor: Dr. Jeremy Walling

Indya Smith: Will complete research in 2021; Mentor: Dr. Shawn Forrest Guiling

Neosha Smith: Will complete research in 2021; Mentor: Dr. Laura Hatcher

Victoria Smith: Will complete research in 2021; Mentor: Dr. Quantella Noto

Mya Weakly: Will complete research in 2021; Mentor: Dr. Sarah Kuborn

Bob Bailey: Sensitive Topics in the Classroom: A Qualitative Examination of How They Are Managed Among College Educators; Mentor: Dr. Monica Bixby-Radu

Yamilet Campos: Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Romantic Relationship Competence; Mentor: Dr. Tony Faber

Raven Cole: How Does Being A Part of the LGBTQ Community Affect Students in College?; Mentor: Dr. Debbie Lee-DiStefano

Daliyah Gardner: Friendship Quality of Young Adults with Chronic Diseases; Mentor: Dr. Alison Whiteford-Damerall

Marshell Jones: Does the Number of Persons in a Student's Immediate Parental Support-System Have an Impact on the Student's Formative Perceptions and Attitudes About Education?; Mentor: Dr. Willie Redmond

Taylor King: Chemical Characterization of Fat Burner Supplements; Mentor: Dr. Sarah Shaner

Ma'isah McMillan: The Use of Medication in Competitive Sports to Treat Injuries and Improve Athletic Performance; Mentor: Dr. Timothy Judd

Tyler Richardson: How Instrumentation Evokes Emotion; Mentor: Dr. Gabrielle Baffoni

Krissona Smith: Post Traumatic Effects on the African American Community Today; Mentor: Dr. John Kraemer

Naisha Tobias: Ebonics: Collegiate or Benighted, Who Decides? Mentor: Dr. Sarah Dietrich

Olivia Westbrook: Adults and Trauma: What Works in Women Struggling with Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders?; Mentor: Dr. Dana Branson

Wendell Stapleton: Exploring the Legitimacy and Interpretations of Francisco Goya's Black Painting; Mentor: Dr. Joni Hand

Contact

573-651-2512
mcnair@semo.edu
University Center 206

McNair Scholars Program
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