CenterPoint Newsletter | January 2016 | by Irma DeSantiago & Lorraine Louise K. Francisco, McNair Scholars
The Dr. Ronald E. McNair Scholars Institute at UNLV is a program designed to prepare high achieving students from underrepresented groups to pursue doctoral studies. As McNair Scholars, we can attest that this program has prepared us for future studies by affording us the opportunity to be mentored by University faculty on undergraduate research.
Following the conclusion of the McNair Summer Research Institute, we created posters highlighting our research and presented them at both the UNLV McNair Scholars Poster Presentation and at the 24th Annual National Ronald E. McNair Research Conference & Graduate School Fair. The annual conference is hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Educational Opportunity Association, and held at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin. There, we had the opportunity to not only present our research, but also attend to the McNair graduate school fair and network with other scholars and graduate school representatives. Our Individual thoughts and experiences are reflected below.
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