McNair Scholars Program - Expectations

Participants are also expected to be dedicated, serious, and committed, which includes attending all workshops, seminars, and other activities. Participants are also encouraged to be active in professional associations and academic honor societies.

All scholars are required to participate in a research program which includes summer classes (Summer Research Institute). As participant in the research program, the student is mentored by a faculty researcher and graduate assistant. The research program results in a completed scholarly research paper and formal academic presentation at the annual USM McNair symposium.

Opportunities to present research to national conferences may also be available.