Dr. Ia Xiong (Psychology), 2019 Bush Fellow and EWU McNair Scholars’ Program alum, shares her story.

“My parents are Hmong refugees, and I am the first person in my family to be born in the United States…As the first generation to grow up in the U.S., I saw firsthand the struggles of my community adjusting to such jarring circumstances. I felt a strong sense of need to be able to bring … Read more

Michelle Abunaja, EWU McNair Scholar (class of 2018), awarded American Public Transportation Foundation Richard J Bouchard AECOM Scholarship

Congratulations to Michelle Abunaja, EWU McNair Scholars’ Program alum, for receiving the prestigious American Public Transportation Foundation Richard J Bouchard AECOM Scholarship at the APTA conference in NYC! Michelle is pursuing her master’s degree University of Washington in the department of Urban Design and Planning. She was nominated for the award by Susan Meyer, the … Read more

McNair Scholar, Rosa Espinosa Zuniga, presents at Baylor University in Texas

Rosa Espinosa Zuniga presented her McNair research at the Baylor McNair Conference and Graduate School Fair on September 26 and 27 in Waco, TX. In addition to facilitating an engaging academic dialogue following her oral presentation, she met with potential graduate faculty in psychology as well as had the opportunity to network with McNair alumni … Read more

Scholar Cafe October 10th – Histories of Immigration and Languages in Oaxaca, Mexico with Dr. Nydia Martinez

Are you interested in studying abroad? Join Dr. Nydia Martinez of the EWU History Department at the McNair Scholars’ office to learn more about the partnership between EWU and the University of Oaxaca. This is an ideal program for majors in Spanish, Teaching English as a Second Language, History, and others! Classes in Oaxaca are … Read more

Scholar Cafe October 3rd – Distinguished Latino-Heritage Mathematics and Biological Sciences Professor, Dr. Carlos Castillo-Chavez

Join the EWU McNair Scholars’ Program for our first Scholar Cafe of the fall 2019 Quarter! We are honored to welcome Regents Professor & Executive Director of the Simon A. Levin Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center, Dr. Carlos Castillo-Chavez. (Institutions on his resume: UW-Madison, Cornell University, Arizona State University, Brown University, and Yachay University … Read more

McNair Scholar Madelyn Brown – Recipient of New Relationship Trust Scholarship and Gingolx Village Scholarships!

Madelyn Brown, 2018 McNair Scholar, is the recipient of two large scholarships from the New Relationship Trust Foundation and the Gingolx Village Government in British Columbia, Canada. Madelyn is a first-generation student majoring in History with a minor in Native Studies. She has just completed a summer research internship with the EWU McNair Scholars’ Program … Read more