UIW McNair Scholars Program
The UIW McNair Scholars Program is named for laser physicist and Challenger astronaut, Dr. Ronald E. McNair. Dr. McNair was a Ph.D. graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and one of the first African Americans to travel into space. He died in the NASA Challenger disaster in 1986. The UIW McNair Scholars Program is funded by the US Department of Education. The purpose of the program is to prepare talented low-income, first generation college students and students from underrepresented groups in higher education for acceptance in doctoral programs. The program emphasizes careers in research and college level teaching.
During the summer portion of the program:
During the academic year:
To be eligible for the McNair Scholars Program a student must:
To participate in the Summer Research Experience a scholar must:
Applications are available online www.uiw.edu/mcnair/ or in the UIW McNair Scholars Program Office (Admin. Bldg., Rm.120, 829-2791).
For more information contact the Program Director, Dr. Roberta Leichnitz at 829-3929 or the Dean of Graduate Studies & Research and Principal Investigator, Dr. Kevin B. Vichcales at 829-3555.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education