McNair Scholars Present Summer Research Projects at UW July 29

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Students will present their summer research projects during the University of Wyoming’s 23rd annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium Wednesday, July 29, in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

 The program prepares promising undergraduate students from groups traditionally underrepresented in graduate education to enter and complete doctoral degree programs. The program schedule can be found on the McNair home page at

Dolores Cardona, UW associate dean of students, opens the program at 9 a.m.

370px-University_of_Wyoming_logo.svgMcNair Scholars presenting research this year, listed by hometowns, titles of their projects and UW mentors, are:

– 9:20 a.m.: Norma Lira, Jackson, “La Batalla Invisible: Mexican Immigrant Women and Domestic Work in the Equality State,” with Lilia Soto, American Studies Program assistant professor, and Robert Perea.

– 9:40 a.m.: Ana Garcia-Ceballos, Laramie, “Calculating Minimum and Maximum horizontal stress from anisotropic properties in the Rock Springs Uplift, Wyoming, USA,” with Subhashis Mallick, Department of Geology and Geophysics professor, and Hema Sharma.

– 10 a.m.: Rex Yeigh, Buffalo, “Planet photometry using a robotized telescope,” with Department of Physics and Astronomy Assistant Professor Hannah Jang-Condell and David Kasper.

– 10:40 a.m.: Alexander Hampton, Gillette, “Signage in the West: Creating Museum Verbiage for the Hell Gap Site,” with Mary Lou Larson, Department of Anthropology professor, and Elizabeth Lynch.

– 11 a.m.: Jazlynn Hall, Laramie, “Finding bioclimatic spaces to extend the utility of modern pollen analogues,” with Department of Geography Associate Professor Thomas Minckley and Shannon Mazzei.

– 11:20 a.m.: Dylan McCurdy, Casper, “The Environmental Sociology of American Buddhists,” with Matthew Painter, Department of Sociology assistant professor, and Chloe Skaggs.

– 12:40 p.m.: Elizabeth Grindle, Pavillion, “An overview of stable isotope analysis methodologies for use in archaeological human remains,” with James Ahern, Department of Anthropology professor, and Les Brown.

– 1 p.m.: Brittney Arevalo, Rawlins, “Applying the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to Parkinson’s disease,” with Division of Communication Disorders Assistant Professor Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker and Allison Long.

– 1:20 p.m.: Kathie Beasley, Laramie, “Let’s Talk about Shrimp! A Survey about Shrimp Consumption in Wyoming,” with Dannele Peck, associate professor, and Chian Jones Ritten, assistant professor, both in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics; and Jenny Beiermann.

– 1:40 p.m.: Rachel Surratt, Quitman, Texas, “Navigating the Everyday: Street-Involved Women and Provision of Services,” with Gender and Women’s Studies Program Associate Professor Susan Dewey, Rhett Epler and Joshua Kronberg-Rasner.

The McNair Scholars Program is a graduate school preparation program for students interested in earning a Ph.D. Services include a paid research internship, mentoring from UW faculty members, GRE (Graduate Record Exam) preparation classes, academic support and tutoring, and assistance with the graduate school application process.

To read the original article posted on July 27y the University of Wyoming, please click here.