As Spring Break began for our scholars, Hailey went to the University of Oklahoma to present her summer research project on young adults’ use of texting shorthand on Facebook at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Midwinter Conference. Hailey was one of two undergraduates accepted to present at the conference. She and her mentor, Dr. Jessica Smith, are hoping to get the paper accepted into the main AEJMC conference that happens in August.
Congratulations, Hailey! Your department and all of us in McNair are proud of you!
A brave group of McNair and Alpha Scholars gathered on three consecutive Saturdays to learn more about the Graduate Records Examination (GRE). Since the GRE is the standardized entrance exam that most programs require for admission to graduate school, it is a major part of the McNair experience. We are super proud of these scholars for taking the initiative to come and learn more about this complicated exam!
Taking a pre-test before the instruction begins
More pre-test fun!
And now we get down to business — math first thing in the morning.
This past Saturday was Research Orientation day! We met with our 14 new scholars and 3 second-year researchers to go over program and research internship expectations. Everyone was cheerful and engaging, despite the fact that we were meeting on a Saturday to go over material that can be a bit tedious. The Program staff are looking forward to our summer with this group!