UNCG has welcomed its second cohort of McNair Scholars. Nineteen students were inducted into the UNCG Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Program, a federal TRiO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The new cohort includes representation from every school at UNCG and 17 departments.
Several current McNair scholars presented their research at national conferences during the fall, and more than half of the scholars are applying to graduate programs.
“I continue to be impressed by the students in the McNair Scholars program,” said Dr. Kara Baldwin, director of the Office of Federal TRiO Programs. “Last year, I watched the first cohort of scholars develop their research interests and add their voices to conversations around critical topics. This new cohort seems as invested in making an impact in their research fields as well. What really sticks out to me is that our McNair Scholars are engaged in critical conversations and they want to make an impact on their community through the research they complete here at UNCG.”
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By Susan Kirby-Smith