Research and Scholarly Opportunities
The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at Eastern Washington University works with motivated and talented undergraduates who want to pursue PhDs. It introduces juniors and seniors who are first-generation and low-income, and/or members of under-represented groups to academic research and to effective strategies for getting into and graduating from PhD programs. The program is a comprehensive program structured to prepare undergraduates for successful careers as graduate students, professors, and professional researchers. This preparation is offered in the form of classes, seminars, advising, tutoring, faculty mentoring, and the completion of a summer research internship.
Marixza Torres, McNair Scholar, has been accepted for the University of Notre Dame’s Graduate School Summer Research Opportunities Program!
Marixza Torres was accepted for University of Notre Dame’s Graduate School Summer Research Opportunities Program. This competitive and prestigious program offers participants GRE prep workshops, graduate school application support, and assistance with grant and fellowship applications to NSF, NIH, and more. This ten week program culminates in a symposium attended by 200 peer researchers, which […]
We all know that college students struggle. They struggle with classes, assignments and tests. One can remember the long hours in the library cramming over books in pools of soft light from the rows of lamps, students half asleep, mindlessly present in the real world, fully involved in the world rendered in their minds. That’s […]
Inspiring the Future and Changing Lives 24th Annual May Gathering Keynote Speaker: Cheryl Dykstra-Aiello, Ph.D. Eastern Washington University Class of 2012 Dr. Cheryl Dykstra-Aiello will speak at our 24th May Gathering! Register for our event by clicking here, or heading to our Spring Gathering tab. Dr. Cheryl Dykstra-Aiello is honored to be a McNair Scholar […]
Ricardo Ely, McNair Scholar Mentor: Dr. Judd A Case, Dept. of Biology at Eastern Washington University Abstract: A description with phylogenetic analyses is provided for Imperobator antarcticus, gen. et sp. nov., an early Maastrichtian, basal paravian (Theropoda; Maniraptora) from the Naze Peninsula, James Ross Island, Antarctica. In 2003, researchers uncovered the remains of a theropod later referred […]
On May 9th, we hold our second Scholar Cafe of spring! Providing insights and knowledge on undergraduate research, Dr. Majid K. Sharifi will discuss topics such as diplomacy and international development. Dr. Majid K. Sharifi is an Iranian-American who has lived and worked in the United States for over 30 years. Although a citizen of […]
On May 1st, we hold our first Scholar Cafe of spring! Providing insights and knowledge on undergraduate research, Dr. Javier Ochoa-Reparaz will discuss topics such as working in a lab and NSF funding. Dr. Javier Ochoa-Reparaz’s research interests are focused on host-microbial gut interactions and the mechanisms of immunomodulation induced by gut symbionts in the context […]
McNair Scholar Research
Our scholars participate in a paid summer research internship under the guidance of staff and a faculty mentor.
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