The 2016 University of Minnesota TRIO Ronald E. McNair Scholars presented their summer research in August at the annual poster research symposium. The poster session highlighted the research efforts of 20 McNair scholars, including six CEHD undergraduates, six CEHD faculty and a graduate student. The McNair Scholars program is one of three U.S. Department of Education funded TRIO programs housed in CEHD. The program seeks to increase the doctoral program application, matriculation, and degree attainment by underrepresented and first-generation college students.
The cohort included students from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Metropolitan State University. A complete list of the 2016 scholars research projects is here. CEHD undergraduate 2016 McNair scholars and mentors are: Danielle Cotton and Tabitha Grier-Reed, Family Social Science; Ana Lozano, Family Social Science and Rose Vukovic, Educational Psychology; Fadumo Awil Mohamed and faculty mentor Lori Helman, Curriculum and Instruction; Dorothy O’Berry and faculty mentor Rashne Jehangir, Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development; Vilma Quito Fernandez, Business & Marketing Education and faculty mentor Virginia Zuiker, Family Social Science; Ricky Vang and faculty mentor Cathy Solheim and graduate student Veronica Deenanath, Family Social Science.