The mcnair scholars program
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 13

The McNair Scholars Program PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 99 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

The McNair Scholars Program. Whether or not you reach your goals in life depends entirely on how well you prepare for them and how badly you want them…. Before you can make a dream come true, you must first have one. ~ Dr. Ronald E. McNair. Pamela Nevar , PhD, Interim Faculty Coordinator

Download Presentation

The McNair Scholars Program

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


The mcnair scholars program

The McNair Scholars Program

Whether or not you reach your goals in life depends entirely on how well you prepare for them and how badly you want them…. Before you can make a dream come true, you must first have one.

~ Dr. Ronald E. McNair

Pamela Nevar, PhD, Interim Faculty Coordinator

Kristina Owens, Program Coordinator


Star trek dr ronald mcnair the birth of a dream

Star Trek & Dr. Ronald McNair: “The birth of a dream”

1966 TV show Star Trek represented “science possibility” to McNair

Screen capture from StoryCorps: Eyes on the Stars http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okF5UGpivR8


The mcnair scholars program exemplifies hips

The McNair Scholars Program Exemplifies HIPs

High Impact Practices offer substantial educational benefits

Particularly enhance student success

Intentional design of curricular activities & student support services combined w/enhanced cooperation among academic & student success units can ensure that more students have access to, and success in, these essential components of an engaging college experience

From CWU web site http://www.cwu.edu/high-impact/what-are-high-impact-practices


The mcnair scholars program goal

The McNair Scholars Program Goal

Prepare scholars for:

Graduate school; to obtain doctoral degree

Conduct research

The GRE (Graduate Research Exam)


The mcnair scholars program1

The McNair Scholars Program

Benefits for scholars

Up to 12 academic elective credits

One-on-one meetings w/ a faculty mentor

Paid nine-week, full-time summer research fellowship

Training in how to write &present scholarly research paper

Opportunity to present research at conferences

Guidance through graduate school application process

Grad school application fee waivers for many programs

Free and discounted Cultural Events

Leadership Transcript designation


The mcnair scholars program2

The McNair Scholars Program

Benefits for faculty mentors

Opportunity to directly contribute to student’s academic advancement

Serve as positive academic role model

Some funds available for mentors to accompany scholars who will present their research at professional conferences.

Recognized as a service for faculty portfolio


The mcnair scholars program3

The McNair Scholars Program

Collaboration w/ SHRP

Science Honors Research Program

Science Honors/McNair Scholars Dual Track


M cnair program research track

McNair Program Research Track

  • First Year – Fall Qtr

  • MCNA 301, Intro to the McNair Prog 1 cr.

    • Find a faculty mentor

    • Identify research topics

    • Discuss topics w/faculty mentor to narrow down to one topic


M cnair program research track1

McNair Program Research Track

First Year – Winter Qtr

  • MCNA 395, UG Research Methods 2 cr.

    • Write proposal

      • Incl. budget & timeline


M cnair program research track2

McNair Program Research Track

First Year – Spring Qtr

  • MCNA 302, Finding a Grad School 1cr

    • Finalize research proposal

    • Contact Graduate Schools for visit

    • ID potential conference(s)

  • We assist w/ funding to

  • attend conferences & visit grad schools


  • M cnair program research track3

    McNair Program Research Track

    First Year - Summer

    • Conduct research w/mentor

    • Scholars are paid a Stipend for their

      • Research fellowship

      • Research associate

  • Complete research paper


  • M cnair program research track4

    McNair Program Research Track

    Second Year

    • Prep research for presentation at conferences & SOURCE

    • Complete grad school applications

    • Schedule GRE exam

      • Obtain waiver from program on a first-come-first-served basis

    • Presenting at SOURCE is Required!


    The mcnair program

    The McNair Program

    Thanks!

    See our brochure for contact information

    Screen capture from StoryCorps: Eyes on the Stars

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okF5UGpivR8


  • Login