The University of Missouri McNair Scholars Program invites you to the Virtual Annual McNair Day Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 8 from 2-4:00 p.m. The McNair Scholars Program is an undergraduate research internship and graduate school preparation program funded by the Department of Education. The program serves first-generation and underrepresented students, providing them with funding for research and other professional developmental opportunities, in an effort to prepare them for graduate school.
McNair Day celebrates the life and legacy of Ronald E. McNair, the program namesake. It also provides a platform for McNair alumni to give insight into how the McNair Program contributed to their path to graduate school. Alumni also share their experiences of resiliency while doing research and academics.
The event’s keynote address will be given by Dr. Iris Wagstaff, STEM Program Director in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion department of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Wagstaff will talk about how to attract and ask for mentorship in a meaningful way. She will also deliver a powerful message on self-advocacy.