January News

Scholar Presentation:

On Tuesday January 13, Amy Núñez  presented her research experiment The Clark Doll Experiment: How Race/Ethnicity and Gender Influence the Perceptions of Pursuing College in Washington State. This study gathered data over two years from elementary schools around Washington State to emulate the Kenneth Clark Doll Experiment. Amy Núñez, McNair Scholar, used focus groups of parents, surveys of teachers, and interviews of Latino elementary students to assess perceptions of higher education, cultural competence, and self-efficacy to determine how race, ethnicity, and gender influence the pursuing of college in Washington State.  Amy gave an insightful and informative presentation to a packed room of EWU’s students, faculty and staff.


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National Conference on Undergraduate Research News:

18 of our McNair Scholars had their abstracts accepted to present at the NCUR, which will be held on Eastern Washington University’s Cheney campus. Congratulations to:

congratulations scholars!

  • Devon Asmus
  • Ayanna Jacobs Kalyan
  • Mikaila Leyva
  • Jereny Mendoza
  • Yuri Reyes
  • Le’Naecha Roberts
  • Kelsey Rosales
  • Laura Zamudio
  • Da’ Mony Anderson
  • Jennifer Graham
  • Kimberly Cook
  • Amy Nuñez
  • Moses Ssemakula
  • Jessica Ochoa
  • Virginia Morales
  • Erik Jimenez
  • Mariana García
  • Lisa Coyle


We are also excited to announce that Carl S. McNair, CEO and President of McNair Achievement Programs (MAP), author, education consultant, and inspirational speaker, will be attending the EWU National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2015.

We want to extend a special invitation to our Current McNair Scholars and McNair Scholar Alumni, please join us for a reception with Carl S. McNair on Friday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. Please spread the word and save the date for April 17, 2015.

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Click here to look at the tentative NCUR schedule.


Don’t forget to follow NCUR on Facebook to stay updated on the happenings.

Click here for NCUR 2015’s Facebook Page.

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