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TAMUCC McNair Join Us

  1. 1. What do you plan to do after you finish your degree at the Island University?
  2. 2. Interested in Graduate School? Would you like to earn a PhD?
  3. 3. Need help getting there???
  4. 4. The McNair Scholars Program at TAMUCC…
  5. 5. Named after Challenger Astronaut Ronald E. McNair…
  6. 6. <ul><li>… is looking for *sophomore or junior level students *majoring in Liberal Arts or Sci & Tech who want to go to graduate school (excluding med school law school). </li></ul>
  7. 7. To qualify for the program students must be in at least one of the following categories…
  8. 8. <ul><li>Low income (usually defined as Pell Grant eligible) and first-generation in college (neither parent has a 4 year degree) </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Member of a minority group underrepresented in graduate education. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The McNair Scholars Program provides students with….
  11. 11. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE!! The opportunity to work with a McNair Research Faculty Member during the summer on a research project.
  12. 12. A stipend of up to $2800 for completing the summer Research Experience!!!
  13. 13. Opportunities to travel and present your research at McNair Scholars Program conferences!!!
  14. 14. <ul><li>Penn State University, State College PA </li></ul><ul><li>University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio TX </li></ul>Our Scholars have already attended conferences at
  15. 15. <ul><li>University of California Berkeley, Oakland CA </li></ul><ul><li>Heartland Conference, Kansas City MO </li></ul><ul><li>Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK </li></ul>
  16. 16. Research and Writing skills class to strengthen your skills as a researcher and prepare you for the research experience and graduate school!!!
  17. 17. The course is paid for by the university, and you earn 3 hours of upper level course credit.
  18. 18. Assistance identifying and applying to graduate programs!!! <ul><li>Financial Aid Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate School Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate School Fairs – Representing Graduate School programs from all across America </li></ul>
  19. 19. Assistance finding on-campus employment!!! <ul><li>Career Services </li></ul><ul><li>Employment Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Research assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Grader </li></ul>X
  20. 20. Assistance finding affordable/flexible child-care!!!
  21. 21. Mentoring from McNair Mentors.!!!
  22. 22. GRE tutoring and preparation!!!
  23. 23. Seminars/workshops related to obtaining a Ph.D.!!!
  24. 24. McNair Scholars are sought after by the top graduate programs in the country!
  25. 25. <ul><li>Most schools will waive application fees, and many have special scholarships just for McNair Students. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Our Scholars have been accepted to outstanding programs across the nation, receiving excellent packages to fund their grad school experiences.
  27. 27. … such as <ul><li>Penn State Sociology PhD Program </li></ul><ul><li>UT Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Energy and Earth Resources </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Rice University Biochemistry and Cell Biology PhD Program </li></ul><ul><li>UT Communication Masters Program </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>Application Deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Fall - October 16, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Spring - March 5, 2010 </li></ul>
  31. 31. For more information…. <ul><li>Come by CCH 126 </li></ul>
  32. 33. <ul><li>Visit our website at McNair.tamucc.edu </li></ul>
  33. 34. <ul><li>Talk to a McNair Mentor… </li></ul>
  34. 35. McNair Mentors <ul><li>Isabel Araiza, Sociology </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Hartlaub, Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Jozwiak, Political Science </li></ul><ul><li>Elisabeth Mermann Jozwiak, English </li></ul><ul><li>Laura Munoz, History </li></ul>
  35. 36. <ul><li>Michael Ramirez, Sociology </li></ul><ul><li>Philip Rhoades, Criminal Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Sandrine Sanos, History </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Seidel, Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Javier Villarreal, Spanish </li></ul>
  36. 37. <ul><li>Eugene Billiot, Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Drolet, Anthropology </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Montagna, Coastal Ecology </li></ul><ul><li>Marion Nipper, Marine Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Frank Pezold, Marine Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Greg Stunz, Marine Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Lillian Waldbeser, Biomedical Science </li></ul>
  37. 38. <ul><li>Whether or not you reach your goals in life depends entirely on how well you prepare for them and how badly you want them. You’re eagles! Stretch your wings and fly to the sky. </li></ul><ul><li>Ronald E. McNair </li></ul>