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McNair Scholars Program Annual Research Sympoisum at UNI- August 2017

Mayor Quentin Hart and Niria White

Mayor of Waterloo, IA Quentin Hart and Niria White after her brief presentation regarding the labor history contributions of African Americans in Waterloo, IA

Aarika Forney

Aarika Forney presenting her research which is a content analyais on Surveying Refugee, Immigrant and Other hard-to-Reach Populations.

Lyn Tacket

Lyn Tacket presenting her research over Tracing Ancient Healing Practices Through the Hibiscus.

Jason Fly

Jason Fly presenting his research over Chronic Stress and the Association With DNA Damage. 

UNI McNair Scholars and Staff Attend the 23rd Annual McNair Research Conference at University of Buffalo in Niagara Falls, NY- July 2017

Aarika Forney, Niria White, Nievita Bueno Watts, Lyn Tackett, Juana Hollingsworth

(L to R) Aarika Forney, Dr. Nievita Bueno Watts (Program Director), Niria White, Lyn Tackett, and Juana Hollingsworth(Program Academic Advisor) stand together outside of the Niagara Falls Conference Center. 

Aarika Forney, Dr. Nievita Bueno Watts (Program Director), Niria White, Lyn Tackett, and Juana Hollingsworth(Program Academic Advisor)

Juana Hollingsworth(Program Academic Advisor), Niria White,,Aarika Forney, Lyn Tackett, and  Dr. Nievita Bueno Watts (Program Director) visit the famous maid of the mist boat tour. 

Juana Hollingsworth(Program Academic Advisor), Niria White,,Aarika Forney, Lyn Tackett,

Juana Hollingsworth(Program Academic Advisor), Niria White,  Lyn Tackett, and Aarika Forney visit the University of Buffalo, NY. 

UNI African American Community Engagement Event in Waterloo, IA with President Dr. Mark Nook- June 2017

Niria White, Juana Hollingsworth, Mark Nook, Aarika Forney

(L to R) Niria White, Juana Hollingsworth(Program Academic Advisor), President Dr. Mark Nook, Aarika Forney stand together following the conclusion of the event. 

Campus Visit March 2017 -- Northwestern University and The University of Chicago

Taylor Olson at Northwestern University

Taylor Olson gets the scoop on graduate studies at Northwestern University during campus visit March 2017

Sarah Hofmeyer Dr Watts Taylor Olson

(l to r) Sarah Hofmeyer, Dr. Watts and Taylor Olson in Computer Technology Building at Northwestern University

Andrew Heppeard Sarah Hofmeyer Taylor Olson Maribel Guevara-Meyers

(l to r) Andrew Heppeard, Sarah Hofmeyer, Taylor Olson and Maribel Guevara-Meyers on the shore of Lake Michigan during campus visit to Northwestern University

Maribel Guevara-Meyers

Maribel Guevara-Meyers contemplates graduate school on the shores of Lake Michigan. Chicago in the background

Andrew Heppeard at Field Museum

Andrew Heppeard during cultural visit to Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois

McNair Scholars with Chicago skyline

(l to r) Taylor Olson, Maribel Guevara-Meyers, Andrew Heppeard, Sarah Hofmeyer in front of Chicago skyline during cultural portion of campus visit to Chicago area universities

McNair Scholars at The University of Chicago

(l to r from top) Dr. Nievita Bueno Watts, Andrew Heppeard, Sarah Hofmeyer, Taylor Olson, Maribel Guevara-Meyers at The University of Chicago

Undergraduate Research

Jason Fly at Iowa state capitol

Jason Fly presents his research at Iowa State Capitol March 28, 2017

SRI Participants       Brittnie Dotson presented at Research Symposium

2014's SRI group, left to right: Vanessa Espinoza & Brittnie Dotson. Next picture, Brittnie Dotson with her research poster at UNI's Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Virginia Mccall on Capitol Hill     Virginia Mccall with Meagan Pollock

April 2014, Virginia Mccall attended the NAPE Professional Development Institute in Washington, D.C.

    Norma Garcia presenting her research poster.   Capitol Building in Des Moines

April 2014, Research in the Capitol, Des Moines, IA

    Coe College 1   Coe College Picture 2   

November 2013 - 23rd Annual Tri-State (COE) Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Cedar Rapids, IA

Stanford Picture 1   Stanford Campus   Stanford Presenting Photo 2   Stanford Group Photo

August 2013 - UC Berkley McNair Symposium, Stanford, CA