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    Connections Newsletter
    Issue 3                                                                                                                                         Spring Semester 2012


    A Note from the Collaborative Director

    Undergraduate Research: Adjusting to Life at a Liberal Arts College

    2012-2013 McNair Scholars

    Fall-Summer Collaborative Grants

    Convention Spotlight



    • Kaela Gedda
    • Jens Paasen
    • Gretchen Panzer
    • Hannah Schmitt
    • Luanne Spence
    • Sarah Titus

    Collaborative Research Stories


    Important Dates

    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.

    St. Norbert College currently enrolls seven students in the McNair Scholars Program: Louis Ayensu-MensahSamantha 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






    St. Norbert Collaborative

    Phone: (920) 403-3147
    Fax: (920) 403-4086

    St. Norbert College • 100 Grant Street • De Pere, WI 54115-2099 • 920-337-3181