McNair Program Summer Research

The Rutgers University–New Brunswick Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement program aims to prepare students from low-income, first-generation and underrepresented backgrounds for doctoral studies. The ultimate goal of the McNair program is to increase doctoral degree attainment among underrepresented student populations. The program helps to demystify the process of graduate school, and offers individualized assistance to students to help them achieve their academic goals.

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement program features an academic year and summer institute component. The McNair Summer Research Institute is an intensive full summer research experience that is fully funded. During the summer, students work closely with tenured and tenure-track faculty to define, develop, and conduct a research project.

A culmination of each student's work is presented at the annual McNair Summer Research Symposium via completed scholarly research paper, oral presentation, and poster presentation.

Through the McNair program's nearly 25-year collaboration with the Rutgers University Libraries, library faculty members have continued to help train and guide McNair scholars in their research and path to a doctoral education. This poster collection features the McNair program's student's first body of scholarly work, and showcases undergraduate research. It also provides a snapshot of the Libraries' commitment to increasing the number of first-generation and underrepresented students in the academy.

For more information about the Rutgers–New Brunswick McNair Program, please visit or call 848-445-3100.

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