While most undergrads have scattered for the summer, four UConn McNair Scholars have settled in for an intensive nine-week research program. As part of the McNair Research Summer, June 3-Aug. 2, these students are conducting original research on the Storrs campus under the guidance of faculty mentors. They are also attending classes to help build the skills needed for admission to, and success in, graduate school.
The McNair Scholars Program, new to UConn this year, supports promising undergraduates in pursuit of doctoral study, mainly in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). The program is open to low-income, first-generation students and those from populations under-represented at the graduate level.