So much has been going on this spring that we’ve been a bit neglectful of our blog. To get back into the swing of news, we wanted to highlight our recent trip to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research hosted by the University of North Carolina – Asheville. The weather was chilly, but the beautiful campus and the surrounding area made up for that in spades! Our presenters did a fantastic job and learned a bit more of what this academic life is like. While there, we also had the opportunity to explore the historic Biltmore estate. All around, it was a wonderful opportunity for all of us! Don’t forget to click on the pictures to see them larger.
A group of 8 scholars and I traveled to Albuquerque, NM, for the 2015 UNM McNair Scholars Research Conference. We had a great time on the University of New Mexico campus, and our scholars did a fantastic job with their research presentations. We enjoyed good food, great scholarship, and an early morning trip to the International Balloon Fiesta. It was a super trip! Be sure to click on one of the thumbnails to scroll through the larger images.
The month of June was busy for the research interns. While still meeting Monday through Thursday in the library for some collective work time, we also had weekly Town Hall meetings to discuss what it means to be a professional in the academy. In addition, the scholars had the opportunity to experience a mock interview, with the help of ACU’s Career Center, and (just in case all of this wasn’t enough) we also took three afternoons to hear each scholar’s first run-through of their research presentations. Whew! All of the scholars did a great job handling everything we threw at them this month. Now all they have left to do is finish up their projects! (To see the pictures in full size, be sure to click on one and scroll through the gallery.)
This year, we had six wonderful scholars graduate in May. We are so proud of each of them and will miss their energy and the leadership they provided for the other scholars. May God richly bless your future endeavors as richly as we have been blessed by each of you!
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