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McNair Scholars Present Research


July 21, 2011 — Students will present their research during the 19th Annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium, Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the Wyoming Union Family Room.

The McNair Scholars project 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.

The program prepares promising undergraduate students from groups traditionally underrepresented in graduate education to enter and complete a doctoral degree program.

The first 20-minute presentation begins at 9:10 a.m. and the final one will begin at 2:40 p.m. A complete schedule can be found here.

McNair Scholars presenting research this year, listed by hometown and title of their research project, are:

Big Piney -- Laurie Petric, "Views of the Effects of Methamphetamine on Health, Treatment Efficacy and Criminality."

Casper -- Kevin Schilling, "The Study of Cysteine Molecule Coated Magnetic Fe304 Nanoparticles via Sonochemical Method for Bio-Applications."

Cheyenne -- John Bergquist, "Do Therapists Underestimate Patient Preferences for Empirical Support in Psychological Treatment?"

Cody -- Nathan Fletcher, "Membrane-less Filtration: Microfluidic Sample Processing for Microgravity."

Gillette -- Scott Cheney, "A Medieval Perspective: A Digital and Iconographic Exploration into Bulgarian Medieval Fresco Paintings of the Sveta Bogoroditsa Monastery Chapel."

Green River -- Cameron Finley, "Myxobacteria as Biocontrol Agents of Agricultural Plant Pathogens."

Riverton -- Kimberli Ogg, "Oral Pressure Requirements for Common Blow Toys."

Riverton/Casper -- Melvin Arthur, "Complacency and Lack of Discourse on the Wind River Indian Reservation."

Saratoga -- Brett Brady, "The Carbon Project: The Lost City of Carbon and its Cultural Influences on the Development of Wyoming."

Westminster, Colo. -- Mark Givens, "Objections to Current Models of Justification Logic from an Epistemological Perspective."

Windsor, Colo. -- Joshua Heyer, "An Investigation of Climatic Controls During Low Stream-Flow Years in the Upper Laramie River Watershed."

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