LSU's Ronald E. McNair Research Scholars program promotes a new cohort of scholars that more accurately reflects the emergent diversity in life experiences, cultures and perspectives represented in academia by preparing students who are first-generation, low-income, and ethnically underrepresented in graduate education for doctoral studies.  We connect undergraduate students with faculty-directed research experiences, provide individualized advisement, and foster knowledge of the graduate school application process.  Funded by a federal grant from the US Department of Education TRIO programs, McNair Research Scholars conduct research under the mentorship of some of the most distinguished faculty in the country and communicate the results of their work through publications and workshops.

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    BATON ROUGE – Heather Buzbee, a junior in LSU’s Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College and English major focusing on writing and culture and classical studies, took that mantra to heart when she traveled to Ireland last fall to study Celtic literature and learn more about the topics of rhetoric and persuasion in writing.


    BATON ROUGE – Todd Moulder is someone who strives for intelligence, whether it is in the university classroom or laboratory or in the field as part of the U.S. Armed Forces.

    With the assistance of the Ronald E. McNair Research Scholarsprogram, operated through LSU’s University College, the junior from Alexandria, La., has been able to continue his pursuit of knowledge in the challenging world of quantum physics.

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    BATON ROUGE - LSU Women’s Center, McNair Research Scholars Presentation to Address Role of Mothers in Hip-Hop, R&B Music Genres