McNair scholars attend the 20th National Conference for McNair Scholars and Undergraduate Research at the University of Maryland
Ten EKU McNair scholars attended the 20th National Conference for McNair Scholars and Undergraduate Research at the University of Maryland over spring break, March 13 - March 17, 2019. The theme of this year's conference was "Creating a Global Impact: Scholarship, Leadership, and Excellence in the 21st Century." For over two decades McNair scholars conferences at the University of Maryland have provided undergraduate scholars from across the nation an opportunity to present undergraduate research, engage graduate school fairs, vist major universities in the Washington, D.C. area, gain valuable information about preparing for graduate admissions, visit historical sites in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore Harbor, and interact and network with talented and engaging peers. This year three EKU McNair scholars presented undergraduate research. Jessica Baker presented research titled: Exploring Appalachians' Self-Esteem and the Coping Methods Used When Presented with Discrimination (EKU faclty mentor: Dr. Jonathan Gore.) TaJana Graves presented: The Effects of Multicultural Education on Awareness of Privilege and Oppression (EKU faculty mentor: Dr. Micheal McClellan). And Meranda Quijas presented: Does Body Size Variation in Apex Predators Mediate Prey Diversity? (EKU Mentor: Dr. Cy L. Mott). This traveling group of EKU McNair scholars were exemplar representatives of the EKU McNair Scholars Program and the University. And as the photo depicts, they managed to have a great time as well!
Published on April 18, 2019