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06/16/2017

McNair Scholars Present Research at Summer Symposium

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 Projects touch on areas in business administration, history, music education, psychology and much more, with faculty members serving as mentors for the students.
 The Winthrop McNair Scholars Program prepares first generation, low-income and underrepresented undergraduates to be successful in Ph.D. programs by providing research and other opportunities as well as financial support throughout the graduate admissions process.

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The 2017 McNair Scholars
ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — Combating child obesity, studying mill village life in South Carolina and examining mathematical models for tumor growth—Winthrop University’s McNair Scholars have spent the first part of their summer exploring these and other exciting topics.

Students will share their progress with the campus community on Monday, June 19, at the McNair Scholars Summer Symposium. Oral presentations begin at 1 p.m. in Macfeat House, followed by a poster session and reception at 3:30 p.m. A full list of topics can be found online.

Projects touch on areas in business administration, history, music education, psychology and much more, with faculty members serving as mentors for the students. The symposium provides the scholars an opportunity to show off their work before they present at a national McNair conference in Atlanta, noted Cheryl Fortner-Wood, director of Winthrop’s McNair Scholars program.

The 2017 McNair Scholars are:

*LaRaven Temoney, Sumter, South Carolina
*Naseem Adkinson-Jobe, Walterboro, South Carolina
*Eva Owusu, Columbia, South Carolina
*Brittany McCarver, Rock Hill, South Carolina
*Ximena Perez-Velazco, Cheraw, South Carolina
*Ana Barkley, Rock Hill, South Carolina
*Jessica Stevens, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
*Maryssa Shanteau-Jackson, Charlotte, North Carolina
*Quviah Streater, Charlotte, North Carolina
*Jalen Smith, Columbia, South Carolina
*Marissa McNeace, Union, South Carolina
*Gabby Lee, Walhalla, South Carolina
*Kellie Cooper, North Augusta, South Carolina

The Winthrop McNair Scholars Program prepares first generation, low-income and underrepresented undergraduates to be successful in Ph.D. programs by providing research and other opportunities as well as financial support throughout the graduate admissions process. Winthrop's program includes, but is not limited to, a summer research experience, workshops, GRE and graduate school application preparation and travel to present research and explore graduate programs.

For more information, contact Fortner-Wood at 803/323-2641 or fortnerc@winthrop.edu.

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