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1 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?

2 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

3 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

4 Expanding Opportunities at UW-L Table 1. Profile of UWL Students ( ). 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

5 1.100% of McNair participants will engage in research and scholarly activities that will directly impact their educational progression each McNair Program academic year % 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.

6 Which students will McNair serve? * The McNair program will serve 26 UW-L students each academic year, including this year!

7 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

8 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

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