Symposium to showcase McNair Scholars research, presentations
The second McNair Scholars Program Summer Research Symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, in O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium. The new scholars will present their undergraduate research in a professional environment while many of our constituents will have the opportunity to witness the incredible intellectual development of this diverse group of future scholars.
The purpose of the symposium is to provide: (1) exciting learning opportunities where McNair students can share their summer research experiences and preliminary research projects with a public audience; (2) opportunities for students in the advanced research and writing seminar to discuss and present compelling presentations about ongoing and future challenges facing higher education; and (3) feedback to McNair Scholars on their research from peers, faculty and staff.
The symposium begins with opening remarks and is followed by two sections:
9-11:30 a.m. – Part 1: (Re) Framing “Borderlands” in U.S. Higher Education
These simulated academic panel discussions will be led by two teams of undergraduate scholars who will assess, interrogate and propose solutions on a range of issues including affirmative action, race and gender, student-faculty mentoring, and curriculum challenges faced in the “ivory tower.” There will be an opportunity for the audience to interact in a question-and-answer session after the presentations.
1-5 p.m. – Part II: McNair Scholars Research Presentations
Each scholar will have up to 10 minutes followed by a five-minute question-and-answer session. Sixteen scholars will present on the tentative topics listed below. McNair Scholars are listed alphabetically by last name; however, this does not reflect the order of the presentations, which will be determined the day of the symposium. The university community and interested observers are invited to attend as schedules allow.
Melvina Ketter Pauleen Le Demar Lewis Erin McDonald Lauren Miller William Montes Sean Navin Isaac Palma-Zamora Bereket Worku
Sophia Benick Sahr Brima
Jennifer Dada-Samuel Nkayo Drepaul Ariel Gittens Nina Haider Mohamed Hussein