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1 Envision a Future in Research The McNair Program might make the difference for you!

2 McNair Scholars Are-- Fired up by research Persons who want to pursue grad school for a research doctorate (typically the Ph. D.) Good students Either 1 st generation students from low-income families OR students from groups underrepresented in doctoral programs American citizens or resident aliens

3 Aren’t McNair Scholars All Science Majors? Humanities – incl. English, Music, History, Art, Philosophy, Religious Studies, American Indian Studies Communication – incl. C&J, German, Spanish, Linguistics, Computer Science, Math, Computational Science Social Sciences – incl. Geography, Political Science, Psychology Natural Sciences - incl. Biology, BMB, Chemistry, Materials Science, Geology, Environmental Fields, Physics No Way!

4 McNair Is Not a Scholarship. It’s A Two-Year Adventure.

5 An Overview of The Journey 1 st Seminar: Research Design 2 nd Seminar: Research Legacy Summer Research Institute: Full throttle Research 3 rd Seminar: Presentation & Application 4 th Seminar: Culture of the Academy

6 McNair Is A Curriculum-Based Learning Community  Four Credit-Bearing McNair Seminars  The McNair Summer Research Institute  Graduate School Site Visits  The National McNair Research Conference  The McNair Colloquia  Astra: The UWEC McNair Scholars’ Journal Dr. Jeff Miller, our 1 st Ph.D. (Psychometrics), successfully defended his dissertation on Thursday, 18 January, 2007. University of Florida-Gainesville. Followed shortly thereafter by Dr. Teresa Jentszch (Chemistry) at the U of MN. Then Dr. Kevin Bartig (Musicology) from UNC- Chapel Hill. Then Dr. Anthony Ratkovitch at the U of MN (Chemistry).

7 Benefits To Participants Specialized curriculum prepares Scholars for graduate school admission, transition, and competition for assistantships, fellowships and grants Scholars enjoy direct financial benefits during SRI Scholars enjoy free GRE TestPrep training, GRE fee vouchers, and application for admission fee accommodations McNair Scholars eligible for special McNair Fellowships at over 40 graduate institutions Dr. Jess O’Konek is our 3 rd Ph.D. (Pharmacology) from the U of Michigan.

8 UW-Eau Claire McNair Scholars attend or graduated from the following graduate schools-- in 21 states and 3 countries besides the U.S. Check it out! Laura Isaacson is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

9 U.S. Institutions Rhode Island School of Design Cornell University Cornell U Medical School University of Rochester New York University American University Virginia Tech UNC-Chapel Hill Duke University Wake Forest University UNC-Charlotte University of Northern Florida University of Florida-Gainesville The Ohio State University Bowling Green State University Purdue University Indiana University Indiana State University Fort Wayne University Chicago College of Professional Psychology Northwestern University Southern Illinois University at Carbondale University of Michigan Michigan State University Marquette University UW-Madison UW-Eau Claire Lakeland College University of Minnesota-Twin Cities St. Cloud State University Mayo Clinic Bethel University St. Thomas University Minneapolis School of Design Iowa State University University of Iowa Palmer College of Chiropractic Kirkville College of Osteopathic Medicine University of Kansas-Lawrence University of Nebraska Appalachian State University Oklahoma State University-Stillman Rice University Texas A&M University Arizona State University University of Colorado-Ft. Collins University of Colorado-Boulder University of Missouri-Columbia University of Nevada-Reno University of California-Davis Cal State-Fresno University of Washington-Seattle Washington State University Institutions Outside the United States Cambridge University University of Kent (UK) Universitaet Leipzig (Germany) McMaster University (Canada) University of Edinburgh

10 Their research has carried them abroad Dr. Jimmy Gosse received the Ph. D. (Microbiology) from the U of MN in Summer 2008. Canada Mexico Costa Rica England Scotland Ireland France Germany Netherlands Spain Italy Austria Czech Rep. Croatia Russia The Ukraine Argentina Brazil Chile Uruguay Australia New Zealand Kenya South Africa Turkmenistan PRC Viet Nam Laos Korea Guam

11 They have acquired national distinctions Prestigious Fellowships Mellon Fellow Fulbright Fellow Newberry Fellow McNair Fellows Boren Scholar Truman Fellow Arnold Mitchem Fellow Ford Pre-Doctoral Fellow National Inst. of Drug Abuse Fellow Woodrow Wilson Fellow Research Internships at— National Institutes of Health Los Alamos National Laboratory National Center for Drug Control The Mayo Clinic National Park Service Dept. of Health & Social Services Woodrow Wilson Center National Inst. for Drug Abuse NSF Inter-American Observatory NY State Council on Humanities

12 How One Becomes a McNair Scholar Faculty Nomination & Student Application Jeral Dennis holds a Doctor of Chiropractic (Palmer College of Chiropractic)

13 When to Apply Early April When to Inquire Sept to March

14 Who To Contact McNair Program Office Old Library 2134 836-4912 Megan Kuehl picked up a doctorate of juriprudence (Marquette University)

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