McNair Scholars Program
Preparing Students for Graduate School
University at Buffalo (NY) McNair Undergraduate Research Conference
The University at Buffalo (UB) McNair Undergraduate Research Conference took place July 11-13, 2013, in Buffalo, NY. During the event, undergraduate students participated in oral presentation sessions and various professional development experiences in preparation of graduate school attendance. Students attended tours of prospective graduate programs on the UB campus and later met with representatives from over 40 institutions during the graduate school opportunities fair. Mr. Carl McNair, brother of Dr. Ronald McNair, and Dr. Julianne Malveaux served as keynote speakers during the welcome and closing ceremonies, respectively. Conference attendees also participated in local excursions at Niagara Falls, including the Cave of the Winds and Maid of the Mist Boat tours.
FSU McNair Scholars at the Maid of the Mist Boat Tour (left to right: Marcus Smith, Linda Thomas, Francena Turner, Branden Elmore, Kyndreshia Stroman, Kenya Iloka, Michelle Vann Horton)
McNair Scholar (Michelle Vann Horton) at the UB McNair Graduate School Opportunities Fair
McNair Scholar (Kenya Iloka) at the UB McNair Graduate School Opportunities Fair
McNair Scholars (Linda Thomas) at the UB McNair Graduate School Opportunities Fair
McNair Scholar (Branden Elmore) at the UB McNair Graduate School Opportunities Fair
McNair Scholar (Francena Turner, above left) with Dr. Julianne Malveaux
McNair Scholars and Staff at Niagara Falls
State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS)
The first SNCURCS was held November 9, 2005 in Raleigh. SNCURCS is a fee-free research conference for all North Carolina undergraduate students that have conducted research and have chosen to present their research. The presentations demonstrate the dedication and intelligence of both the students and mentors, which is a signigicant addition to the vast fields of study represented.
The FSU McNair Scholars Program attended SNCURCS events held on November 20, 2010 in Raleigh hosted by Meredith College, on November 19, 2011 in Greenville hosted by East Carolina University, and on November 17, 2012 in Durham hosted by Duke University.
McNair Scholar (Eric McLean) is presenting a poster presentation at SNCURCS 2010
McNair Scholars at the SNCURCS 2011
McNair Scholar (Amber Birden) with her poster presentation at the SNCURCS 2011
McNair Scholar (Kurkessa Springs) with her poster presentation at the SNCURCS 2011
McNair Scholar (Jonela Rogers) with her poster presentation at the SNCURCS 2011
ABRCMS is a professional conference for biomedical sciences, behavioral sciences, and mathematics for students. ABRCMS encourages underrepresented minority students to pursue further education in biomedical sciences, behavioral sciences, and mathematics; as well as provide faculty with tools and resources to assist in facilitating the success of their students. During the four-day conference, students present their research in twelve disciplines in the biomedical sciences, behavioral sciences, and mathematics. The Fayetteville State University McNair Scholars Program attended the ABRCMS on November 10 – 13, 2010 hosted in Charlotte, North Carolina.
McNair Scholar (Yaleaka Currie) with her poster presentation at ABRCMS
LSAMP and RISE are programs that aim to increase the number the minority students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, as well as, biomedical and behavioral sciences. The LSAMP/RISE Joint Research Symposium provides workshops and an opportunity for North Carolina students to present their research. The Fayetteville State University McNair Scholars Program attended the LSAMP/RISE Joint Research Symposium on April 15, 2011 hosted by Fayetteville State University.
McNair Scholar (Shannon Gunn) presents her poster presentation at LSAMP/RISE Joint Research Symposium
McNair Scholar (Christopher Darden) presents his research at the closing ceremony of the Ronald E. McNair
Program summer research internship
Three McNair Scholars (left to right: Yaleaka Currie, Christopher Williams, Reginald Felton, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown) discuss the benefits of being in a TRiO Program (federally-funded programs which motivate disadvantaged students in their pursuits of a college degree) at Fayetteville State University on TRiO Day 2011.