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What it is? How did it come to UW-L? Who was Ronald E. McNair Is there a need for such a program at UW-L? Which students will McNair serve? How will the program be designed? How can we work together? What are the objectives?
Who was Ronald E. McNair? Dr. Ronald E. McNair was one of the astronauts killed in the 1986 Challenger accident. BS in Physics from North Carolina A&T State University (1971) Ph.D. in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1976) Performed some of the earliest research on chemical HF/DF and high-pressure CO lasers
Diamonds in the Rough: students that have hidden, exceptional talents and/or potential, but currently lack the resources to truly stand out in their fields Ken McElroy John Awowale
Expanding Opportunities at UW-L Table 1. Profile of UWL Students (2005-06). Eligibility Criterion% of UndergraduatesNo. of Students Low Income 13.1%1,065 First-generation 40.2%3,273 Underrepresented (total) 3.0%257 African American 0.8%72 Hispanic 1.5%125 American Indian 0.7%60 Source: UW-L Office of Institutional Research
1.100% of McNair participants will engage in research and scholarly activities that will directly impact their educational progression each McNair Program academic year. 2.100% of new participants served in each McNair Program academic year will attain a baccalaureate degree within three (3) years. 3.70% of bachelor's degree recipients will enroll in a post-baccalaureate program by the fall term of the academic year immediately following completion of that degree. 4.10% of McNair Program participants will attain a doctoral degree within ten (10) years of the attainment of the bachelor's degree.
Which students will McNair serve? * The McNair program will serve 26 UW-L students each academic year, including this year!
13 Junior Scholars Summer Research Experience Summer Research Experience 13 Senior Scholars Admission to a Post- Baccalaureate Program (Grad School) Admission to a Post- Baccalaureate Program (Grad School) Sophomore Recruitment Sophomore Recruitment McNair Night: September & April Presentations by McNair seniors Introduction to the program Start the application process Orientation for selected students Create Academic Achievement Plan Linking scholars with faculty mentors Pre-research seminars Complete annotated bibliography Receive research/scholarship training Prepare research proposal Conduct research investigation Summarize/analyze data or complete scholarly activity Practice presenting research or scholarly activity on-campus Power Point presentation for McNair scholars and mentors McNair Night poster session Present research at research conferences Local/state research conference Regional/national disciplinary conference
Develop a university center for post-baccalaureate studies Broaden/enhance existing undergraduate research experiences across campus Develop partnerships to increase the retention of our juniors and seniors – a major theme of Inclusive Excellence Broaden the ranks of the professorate