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The EKU McNair Research Symposium - Spring 2020

Research Symposium Participants

Each spring semester, EKU McNair scholars scheduled to conduct on-campus faculty-supervised undergraduate research in the McNair Summer Research Opportunity Program (MSROP) Internship engage a 2-credit hour spring semester course titled the McNair Research symposium.  The accompanying photo shows McNair scholars enrolled in the spring 2020 course along with the instructor.

In the back row (from left to right) are the instructor, Dr. Jonathan Gore, and McNair scholars Thomas Morris, Dyamond Harrison, and Megan Cooper. In the front row are McNair scholars Ashley Morrow, Catherine Taylor, and Cara Copeland.

The course instructor, Dr. Jonathan Gore, (EKU Psychology Department), is also the director of the EKU Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors and is a key facilitator of undergraduate research in Kentucky, serving as editor of the Kentucky Undergraduate Research Journal and sitting on the board of the competitive statewide undergraduate poster presentation event called Posters a the Capitol.

In the spring McNair Research Symposium, Dr. Gore instructs, guides and facilitates McNair scholars’ preparation for upcoming summer research.  Dr. Gore assists scholars in learning how to ask good research questions, understanding major research methods, understanding the ethical issues of research, producing a literature review, understanding the publishing process, and grasping the “lived-life” realities of graduate school and the “secrets” to success in graduate school.

The EKU McNair Scholars Program and our scholars are fortunate and grateful for the excellent service provided by EKU faculty members who serve as McNair primary mentors, McNair research mentors, and McNair special instructors. 

Published on February 18, 2020

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