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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    2/1/2014 9:33 AM 
    BATON ROUGE - LSU Women’s Center, McNair Research Scholars Presentation to Address Role of Mothers in Hip-Hop, R&B Music Genres

    01/31/2013 09:00AM
    BATON ROUGE - It has been more than 25 years since tragedy struck the United States space program when seven crew members were killed in the space shuttle Challenger explosion January 28, 1986. One of those aboard the Challenger was physicist Ronald Erwin McNair, America's second African-American astronaut.

    09/25/2012 09:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded LSU a $1.35 million, five-year grant through the Ronald E. McNair Research Scholars Program, a program that promotes doctoral studies for first-generation college students, students who are from a background of financial need, and students from ethnic groups underrepresented in graduate education.