McNair Scholars to present research
Released: July 24 , 2006
Undergraduate students participating in the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program this summer will present their research at the 16th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium this week. Poster presentations will be made Wednesday, July 26, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union, and oral presentations will be made Thursday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Cudahy Hall.
The 21 participants in this summer’s eight-week research program will present research across many disciplines, including the spiritual politics of Malcom X, the effects of cannabinoid drugs to treat anxiety-like behavior in mice as a way of developing alternative treatments for anxiety in humans and an evaluation of the post 2000 census Hispanic marketing efforts of the three largest automobile manufacturers: General Motors, Ford and Toyota Corporations. Other research includes biomedical sciences, engineering, psychology, English, political science and communication. Throughout the summer, the students have worked one-on-one with a faculty mentor and have had the opportunity to network with other undergraduates from across the nation. Additionally, each student received a $2,800 stipend to supplement his or her research.
Following the oral presentation on Thursday, a luncheon will be held in the AMU featuring Dr. Stefanie Chambers, assistant professor of political science at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. Chambers is an alumna of Marquette’s McNair Program and is currently on tour following the publication of her recent book, Mayors and Schools: Minority Voices and Democratic Tensions in Urban Education (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006).
The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program is open to eligible first-generation college students or students who are African-American, Hispanic or Native American. The program prepares participants for graduate school. During the academic year, students attend monthly seminars, meet visiting scholars, and participate in student and professional conferences. The McNair Scholar Program is a division of the Marquette University Educational Opportunity Program, a federally funded TRIO Program.
Media interested in attending the research presentations or who would like to speak to any of the McNair scholars should contact Anne Broeker in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-0286.
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