Undergrads to present summer research Aug. 8

UNL undergraduate summer researchers will present their research at a poster session, 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 8 in the Nebraska Union Ballroom. Researchers will include students in the Nebraska Undergraduate Summer Research Program, McNair Scholars Program and other individual researchers on campus. Refreshments will be available.

The Nebraska Summer Research Program is a consortium of NSF funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates and other summer research opportunities programs under the direction of the Office of Graduate Studies. This intensive summer research experience provides mentoring and research experiences while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life. Students with a strong interest in graduate programs are particularly encouraged to participate, as are those from populations traditionally underrepresented in graduate education.

The McNair Scholars Program is administered through the Office of Graduate Studies and supported by a U.S. Department of Education grant. This program aims to increase numbers of underrepresented students in doctoral programs by providing opportunities for scholars to define goals, engage in research, and develop the skills and student/faculty mentor relationships critical to success at the doctoral level. The McNair Scholars Program was established in 1986 by the U.S. Department of Education and named for astronaut and Challenger space shuttle crew member Ronald McNair.