McNair Achievement Program Forum Series – 4/22/14

McNair Scholars Forum Series

McNair Scholars Forum Series April 22, 2014 • 11:30AM – 1:00PM • Lawshe Hall, Room 305 There will be light refreshments served, but lunch is brown bag. LaJenné Alcantar -Poverty in a Forgotten City: The Views on Work and Opportunity of African-Americans in Camden, New Jersey Mentor: Dr. Alan J. Spector  

2014 Clement S Stacy Memorial Undergraduate Research Conference

We are proud to announce several McNair Scholars will be participating in this years Clement S. Stacy Memorial Undergraduate Research Conference. The Clement S. Stacy Memorial Undergraduate Research Conference is held each year to offer undergraduate students an opportunity to share their significant research in many areas of study. This conference brings students and mentors together […]

Student Research Day 2014 – Purdue University Calumet

Brought to you by the  Purdue Calumet Student Research Office, the following McNair Scholars will be presenting their research as part of the annual Student Research Day.  McNair Scholars Oral Presentations: Phillip Arteaga         2:00-2:30pm           SUL Room 301 Transcranial direct current stimulation(tDCS) and long-term memory   Doug Flournoy        1:00-1:20pm           SUL Room 317 Cybercrimes: How Cyber Security Framework […]

Ronald E. McNair, Ph.D. Achievement Program

Ronald E. McNair, Ph.D.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The goal of the Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from under-represented segments of society.

The Program is named in honor of Dr. Ronald Erwin McNair, the second African American to fly in space. Born October 12, 1950, in Lake City, South Carolina, he graduated as valedictorian of Lake City’s Carver High School in 1967, and in 1971 received his bachelor’s degree in physics magna cum laude from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. He earned a Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1976. Dr. McNair was nationally recognized for his work in the field of laser physics. Selected for the astronaut program in 1978, he was the recipient of many honorary degrees, fellowships and commendations. He also was a sixth-degree black belt in karate and an accomplished saxophonist. He was married to Cheryl Moore and had two children, Reginald Erwin and Joy Cheray.

On January 28, 1986, Dr. McNair and six other astronauts died when the space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after liftoff.