Kay Modin, director of the McNair Scholars Program, and Anna Sheppard, project coordinator of the McNair Scholars Program, invite the campus community to the annual McNair Scholars Research Forum scheduled for Friday, Dec. 10, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Klefstad Room at the NDSU Alumni Center. The event is open to the public.
Friday, Dec. 10
1 - 1:30 p.m. - Camille Wienhold, “Effects of Maternal Supplementation on the RNA, DNA and Protein Content of Fetal Sheep Livers”
1:30 - 2 p.m. - Amber McGuire, “Analysis of Communication Journals”
Each scholar is supported by a faculty and library mentor. The following NDSU faculty serve as mentors for the McNair scholars presenting at the Winter Research Forum: Kimberly Vonnahme, assistant professor of animal and range sciences; Lawrence Reynolds, distinguished professor of animal and range sciences; and Amber Raile, assistant professor of communication. Kathie Richardson and Fran Fischer serve as library mentors.
McNair Scholars are selected from NDSU undergraduates who meet the program criteria and show an interest in research. To be eligible for the program, McNair Scholars need to be income eligible, first generation college students or from groups traditionally underrepresented at the graduate level for doctoral study. The scholars are actively encouraged to pursue careers in college teaching and research upon completion of the doctorate.
The McNair Scholars Program is named for Ronald E. McNair, one of the members of the Challenger space shuttle crew. The Office of TRIO Programs in the Division of Student Affairs has administered the program since 1989, when the university was selected as one of the 14 original institutions to implement the program.