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NMSU McNair scholars present research at national convention

Eleven New Mexico State University McNair scholars recently presented their summer research findings at the eighth annual Ronald E. McNair Summer Research Conference at Pennsylvania State University.


McNair scholars participate in a paid internship and work with NMSU faculty members on research projects in preparation for graduate school. The national conference gave the students the opportunity to network with professors and students in their areas of study and meet with graduate school representatives.

McNair scholars who participated in the conference are: Paula Barraza, Christina Delgado, David Lichliter and Gloria Valdez, all of Las Cruces; Hector Carbajal, Jose Herrerea and Carlye Mascorro of El Paso; Rochelle Garnanez of Shiprock, N.M.; Carmen George of Beclabito, N.M.; Kimberly Hinrichs of High Rolls, N.M.; and Rebecca Newton of Santa Fe.

The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program was established by Congress in 1986 in memory of Ronald E. McNair, a physicist who died aboard the space shuttle Challenger. The program is designed to prepare first-generation and underrepresented students for doctoral studies. NMSU is one of 156 colleges and universities that host McNair programs.

For more information on the NMSU McNair program, call Margaret Mendoza at (505) 646-7799.

Chris J. Minnick
Oct. 6, 2000