02 Sep McNair Scholars Summer Research 2012 — College of Charleston
Highlights from three presentations:
1. Sylricka Foster “How would climate change affect the salt marshes along the Southeastern coast of the United States?”
2. Andrea DeLeon “Do stereotypes presented in sex education have an effect on attitudes of students exposed to the program?”
3. Tomika Caldwell “What are the effects of induced mycobacterium marinum in zebrafish?”
About the McNair Scholars Program: The College of Charleston received funding to implement TRiO’s Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program on its campus. Housed on the fourth floor of the Stern Student Center, this is a four-year, renewable TRiO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Each year, $220,000 in federal funding is provided to help 25 first-generation college students, low-income and/or under-represented undergraduates prepare for and succeed in doctoral programs. The College also administers TRiO’s Upward Bound Program on campus, and has for over 30 years. The McNair Scholars Program includes a summer research experience, service learning, coursework, workshop series and advising that prepares its participants for successful completion of graduate degrees.