Congratulations to new McNair Scholar Irie Browning! Irie was selected by the McNair Scholars’ selection committee on the basis of her passion for research, commitment to attaining a PhD, and overall potential for success in graduate school.
The federally-funded TRIO Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program at EWU selects motivated and talented juniors and seniors who are first-generation and low-income college students, and/or from groups underrepresented at the doctoral level to introduce them to academic research and provide them with effective strategies for getting into and graduating from PhD programs.
Irie Browning is an undergraduate at Eastern Washington University pursuing a major in Philosophy and a minor in English Literature. She is interested in nearly every aspect of Philosophy, particularly in the integration of the branches. Philosophy of Education and Philosophy of Religion are also areas of special interest. Irie is currently President of the EWU Philosophy Club and works as an Academic Coach with the Program Leading to University Success. For Irie’s McNair Summer Research internship, she will be working with mentor Dr. Christopher Kirby on John Dewey’s Theory of Inquiry and how it can be applied to inspire a greater passion for learning in college freshman.
We look forward to accompanying Irie as her research unfolds!