A Note from the Collaborative Director
Undergraduate Research: Adjusting to Life at a Liberal Arts College
2012-2013 McNair Scholars
Fall-Summer Collaborative Grants
- Kaela Gedda
- Jens Paasen
- Gretchen Panzer
- Hannah Schmitt
- Luanne Spence
- Sarah Titus
Collaborative Research Stories
May 4, 2012 Student Academic Travel Grant and Attendee Grant applications due
McNair Scholars 2012-2013
Who are they?
Paige Brown '15, Biology Major & Collaborative Research Fellow
Broadening the field of collaborative student-faculty research, St.
Norbert College is proud to be a part of the McNair Scholars Program, a special
organization that gives students from disadvantaged backgrounds, who have shown
outstanding academic potential the opportunity to participate in research with
a professor in preparation for graduate schooling.
In this program, students collaboratively embark on research work with
professors who share similar academic interests. The students and professors
then compose a project, and later present the findings at the McNair Symposium
and other conferences. Along with collaborative research, the McNair Scholars
receive guidance when looking into graduate school, including preparatory
classes and visits to schools in the student’s realm of academic interest.
In order to be eligible for this program, the student must be a full-time
student of at least sophomore standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA at Ripon College,
Lawrence University, or St. Norbert College.
The student must also be a legal U.S. resident and meet certain federal
income guidelines and have parents who have not attained undergraduate degrees,
or be of an underrepresented ethnicity, usually African American, Hispanic, or
Native American. Finally, the student must intend to enter a graduate program
to attain a Ph.D. after earning a bachelor’s degree.
Norbert College currently enrolls seven students in the McNair Scholars
Program: Louis Ayensu-Mensah, Samantha Finnigan, Rachel Gintner, Tara Lovdahl,
Maira Rodriquez, Crystal Skenandore. To learn more about each of these students, please follow the link connected with his or her name.
The college also has three returning McNair Scholars:
- Amanda Garcia, Political Science
- Steven Garza, Political Science
- Devan Scherer, Psychology