The McNair Scholars Program is a federally funded program (one of the TRIO Programs funded by the Department of Education) mandated by Congress. The goal of the program is to increase the number of students in doctoral degree programs who are low-income and first-generation undergraduates, or students who come from groups underrepresented in graduate education. All McNair Scholars obtain a faculty mentor, work on an independent research projects and receive free, intensive GRE prep. Program participants must be committed to enrolling in graduate programs with an end goal of successfully completing a PhD.
Biology Research Intern
June 2019 - August 2019
“I loved being in the lab everyday and learning how to use basic laboratory equipment.”
May 2018 - August 2018
“I loved the research I was able to do because it was very relevant to my field of study and allowed me to get unprecedented first hand experience. Additionally, I am able to present my research at conferences around Texas and the United States. Finally, I loved learning about other students' and professors' research. ”