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Winthrop University McNair Scholar Wins GEM Fellowship

Winthrop University McNair Scholar Wins GEM Fellowship

Winthrop University McNair Scholar, Brittany Walker (a May 2013 Wofford College Chemistry graduate), was awarded the GEM Fellowship for graduate studies by The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM). GEM prepares technical leaders in industry, academia, and government agency careers, by identifying highly qualified scholars with the ability to complete […]

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UW Madison McNair Scholar Exploring the Universe as UC Berkeley Doctoral Student

UW Madison McNair Scholar Exploring the Universe as UC Berkeley Doctoral Student

Jessie Otradovec showed promise in post-high school jobs at Papa John’s and Cost Cutters in Green Bay. But she wanted to play with the universe. She eventually left behind the pizza and barber shears and, at age 27, will graduate from UW-Madison this weekend with a bachelor’s degree in physics and astrophysics. “I’m just tremendously […]

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McNair Scholar explores science, gender & feminism

McNair Scholar explores science, gender & feminism

McNair Scholar explores science, gender & feminism For centuries, feminism has been the subject of polarizing debates regarding science and social construct. Spencer Briggs of Gillett, a double major in biology and interdisciplinary studies, recently toed the dividing line between biology and culture at a research symposium hosted by the UALR McNair Scholars Program on Sept. 2. Briggs said her […]

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