McNair Scholars work collaboratively with their mentors on a paid
summer research project. In the past, McNair Scholars had the
opportunity to conduct their research at institutions across the
country including Harvard University, University of Miami, Florida
International University, Rhode Island College, Boston College,
University of Indiana-Bloomington, and Bell Labs.
National McNair and Professional
McNair Scholars have the opportunity to present their research at
National McNair and/or Professional Conferences across the
continental United States (including Colorado, Florida, Tennessee,
Wisconsin) and Puerto Rico. Attending conferences provide McNair
Scholars with the unique opportunity to network with professionals
within their field of discipline and with Deans of graduate
McNair Scholars have the opportunity to attend GRE seminars and
courses in preparation for the entrance exam to graduate school.
The seminars and courses provide the scholars with the strategies
needed to perform to the best of their abilities on the GRE.
Graduate School Expectations
Past McNair Scholars, enrolled in graduate programs discuss grad
school eperience, as well as what is expected of them as graduate
students. This workshop provides McNair Scholars some insight on
what they will soon encounter as graduate students.
Research Writing and Design
This workshop provides McNair Scholars some guidance in the process
of conducting research, including the formulation of a research
design, obtaining Institutional Review Board approval, and writing
their research papers (tailored to their field of
Dissertation Panel Discussion
A distinguished group of professors and graduate students provided
information regarding the process of developing and conducting
research for a dissertation. Included in this workshop was the
process of selecting a mentor, best practices in carrying out
research, and the process of defending one's dissertation.