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Ten students have been selected as scholars in the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program for 2012. The program encourages the pursuit of doctoral study by involving students in multiple research-intensive experiences and providing extensive advising by faculty mentors. In addition, students named McNair Scholars receive grant-funded stipends for their research work, along with opportunities to visit graduate schools and attend professional conferences.
Jose Alejandro '14

Major: Computer Science

Project Title: "Smart Phone Application Development - Laurentian Magazine"

Faculty Mentor: Lisa Torrey
Shaneequa Castle '13

Majors: Performance and Communication Arts and Sociology

Project Title: "'Overstand': A Deeper Understanding of the Dancehall Culture"

Faculty Mentor: Margaret Kent-Bass
Terry Cox '14

Major: Geology

Project Title: "Dendrochronological Investigation of Lampson Falls, NY: Naturally Felled Trees -- Related to Geology and Weather?"

Faculty Mentor: Alexander Stewart
Tiara Davis '14

Majors: Performance and Communication Arts and Global Studies

Project Title: "Linguistic Terrorism: I Sound Like..."

Faculty Mentor: Traci Fordham
Star-Quana Jackson '14

Majors: Sociology and History

Project Title: "America -- Land of the Unfree? A Study of the Prison Industrial Complex"

Faculty Mentor: Elizabeth Regosin
Omaru Kabia '14

Major: Chemistry

Project Title: "Exploration of Nepetalactone as a Building Block to Create More Complex Structures Using Diels-Alder Cycloadditions"

Faculty Mentor: Larry French
Marilyn Limon '14

Majors: History and Sociology

Project Title: "The Correlation between Civil War and Human Trafficking"

Faculty Mentor: Martha Chew-Sanchez
Feiona Maxwell '13

Majors: Fine Arts and Sociology

Project Title: "Dark Lonely Island Strangers: A Comparative Analysis of West Indians in New York City and London"

Faculty Mentor: Eve Stoddard
Emmanuel Moreno '14

Major: Multi-Language

Project Title: "Study in Spanish Language and Culture"

Faculty Mentor: Marina Llorente
Fatima Sall '13

Majors: Environmental Studies and Sociology

Project Title: "A Historical and Sociological Review of Women's Rights in Islam: Three Time Periods"

Faculty Mentor: Patrice Leclerc

Posted: May 15, 2012


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