The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at Eastern Washington University works with motivated and talented juniors and seniors who are first-generation, low-income, and/or members of under-represented groups by introducing them to academic research and to effective strategies for getting into and graduating from PhD programs.

The program is a comprehensive program structured to prepare undergraduates for successful careers as graduate students, professors, and professional researchers. This preparation is offered in the form of classes, seminars, advising, tutoring, faculty mentoring, and the completion of a summer research internship.

Please see the program's website for more information.

The 2020 McNair Scholar Collection features the work the scholars completed in their 2020 summer research internships.


Submissions from 2020


Latinx First-Generation Students’ Academic Experience: The Role of Institutional Supports during a Pandemic, Lizeth Banuelos


Size Scaling in the Skull of North American Felids as Adaptations for Prey Acquisition, Ashley Destin and Judd A. Case


Molecular Docking Study of ITPA protein substrate complex, Aulane F. Mpouli


Traumatic Experiences and Mental Health in College Students, Samantha Sanchez