McNair Scholars Program at the University at Buffalo

McNair Scholars Program at the University at Buffalo The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at UB is a federally funded TRIO program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

Welcome to McNair Scholars The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at UB is a federally funded TRIO program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. It is named in honor of Dr. Ronald E. McNair, a pioneer African American astronaut who died in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger explosion. The McNair program is designed to provide encouragement and services to low-income and first generation college students, and increase participation from underrepresented groups in pursuing doctoral study. U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status is required. If you join the McNair program you will hone your research and analytical skills during the academic year through attendance at weekly seminars and participation in conferences. The program will also offer support for you to get ready for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and visit graduate schools and fairs. If you would like to learn more, please visit us in 255 Capen Hall (North Campus) or call 716-645-5478. _____________________ Welcome to the official page for the members of the UB McNair Scholars Program. UB COMMENTS GUIDELINES UB loves hearing from you and we welcome and encourage open, thoughtful discussion and sharing of content/imagery. We apply UB Comment Guidelines to help our readers share their thoughts in safe and engaging digital spaces. You can find those guidelines here: http://buffalo.edu/commentguidelines.html By submitting or sharing content or commenting on this page, you consent to these rules. You are solely responsible for your submissions. UB expects anyone who submits content or engages in discussion on UB online sites/pages to: • Be courteous and respectful • Refrain from threatening, defaming or verbally abusing others • Be on-topic • Debate, but don’t attack UB respects the policies of Facebook, as well as UB’s operational policies, and we expect our Facebook fans, followers and users to do the same. Submitted and posted comments and content do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of the University at Buffalo. UB reserves the right, but is not obligated, to remove any content for any reason at any time, and will do so if, in the opinion of account administrators, such content violates UB’s guidelines. UB prohibits posting, publishing or sharing any content that: • violates local/state laws or university rules or policies • is intentionally misleading, factually erroneous, or libelous • is obscene • is discriminatory, harassing or threatening • is geared toward directly selling, soliciting, or advertising products/services that are not UB affiliated • is pornographic • infringes on the confidentiality or privacy of any party Posts, comments, submissions and other content that violate these standards may be: • Removed from the site or page by content or page owner • Rejected from publication Users, fans or followers who violate these standards: • May be blocked from future access • May lose UB privileges or may be reported to university and municipal law enforcement or supervisory authorities

Mission: McNair is one of eight TRIO programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Its purpose is to prepare eligible participants for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. Participants are from disadvantaged backgrounds and have demonstrated strong academic potential. Institutions work closely with participants as they complete their undergraduate requirements. Institutions encourage participants to enroll in graduate programs and then track their progress through to the successful completion of advanced degrees. The goal is to increase the attainment of Ph.D. degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society. Ronald E. McNair, Ph.D. Dr. Ronald Erwin McNair, Physicist and Astronaut, dared to dream. In 1971, he graduated magna cm laude from North Carolina A&T State University with a B.S. in physics. In 1976, at the age of 26, he earned his Ph.D. in laser physics from M.I.T. Dr. McNair soon became a recognized expert in laser physics while working as a staff physicist with Hughes Research Laboratory. He was selected by NASA for the space shuttle program in 1978 and was a mission specialist aboard the 1986 flight of the shuttle Challenger. After his death in the Challenger explosion in January 1986, members of Congress provided funding for the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program to encourage college students with backgrounds similar to Dr. McNair's to enroll in graduate studies. This program is dedicated to the high standards of achievement inspired by Dr. McNair's life.

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Updates from our President.
03/13/2020
COVID-19 Update

Updates from our President.

The University at Buffalo is monitoring the COVID-19 (the disease caused by the novel coronavirus) situation carefully and is taking proactive and prudent measures to ensure the health and safety of the UB community in accordance with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prev...

At the completion of the MCNAIR practices institute conference for staff, we take time to honor Ron MCNAIR at his Kenned...
02/01/2020

At the completion of the MCNAIR practices institute conference for staff, we take time to honor Ron MCNAIR at his Kennedy Space Center Memorial

Hello Scholars! It is that wonderful time of the year again when we ask that all of the alumni scholars please complete ...
12/11/2019

Hello Scholars! It is that wonderful time of the year again when we ask that all of the alumni scholars please complete the Alumni Survey. Remember that your answers make it possible for our program to continue existing at UB! Thank you in advance and best wishes!

The survey is embedded on our new UB McNair page!

http://www.buffalo.edu/cpmc/mcnair/contact/alumni.html

Hello Scholars! It is that wonderful time of the year again when we ask that all of the alumni scholars please complete ...
11/20/2019
McNair Alumni

Hello Scholars! It is that wonderful time of the year again when we ask that all of the alumni scholars please complete the Alumni Survey. Remember that your answers make it possible for our program to continue existing at UB! Thank you in advance and best wishes!

The survey is embedded on our new UB McNair page!

http://www.buffalo.edu/cpmc/mcnair/contact/alumni.html

McNair Scholar Alumni are encouraged to keep in touch and share their success stories with current students.

06/20/2019

Are there any McNair alums, or friends of UB McNair who would like to volunteer for the conference this summer? July 19-20

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McNair Scholars Program at the University at Buffalo

Thank you to all of the Alumni Scholars who helped out this survey. If you haven't yet had a chance to make your voice h...
02/27/2018
McNair Scholars Program at the University at Buffalo

Thank you to all of the Alumni Scholars who helped out this survey. If you haven't yet had a chance to make your voice heard, the survey is still open!

To All alumni UB McNair Scholars. Please Help UB McNair continue to exist!

Completion of our annual is survey is essential to our program. Thank you for taking the time to review this!
Here is the link: http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/8727g5a601

If you can, please complete this survey by March 2nd, 2018!

Thank you, McNair!

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12/13/2017
2017-2018 McNair Alumni Questionnaire

Hello Alumni Scholars! It's that time of year again. As you know our program must compile the Alumni Questionaire from all graduates of our program every year. The link for this year's survey may be found at: http://bit.ly/2C0wpxG . Please complete this as soon as you can! Thank you!!!!

09/13/2017

We are happy to announce that the University at Buffalo McNair Scholars Program has funded for five more years!

Dear University at Buffalo TRIO Students, Faculty, Staff, Friends, Alumni: We have an urgent situation affecting TRIO fu...
09/07/2017
Find Your Representative - Zip Code Lookup

Dear University at Buffalo TRIO Students, Faculty, Staff, Friends, Alumni:

We have an urgent situation affecting TRIO funding NOW!

Representative Jason Lewis (R-MN-2), joined by Representatives Paul Mitchell (R-MI-10), Francis Rooney (R-FL-19), Drew Ferguson (R-GA-3), and Lloyd Smucker (R-PA-16) have filed an amendment that would eliminate a $60 million increase to TRIO and transfer the $60 million to career and technical education (CTE). This amendment could be voted on as early as Wednesday, September 6 when debate begins on the floor of the House of Representative.

Late yesterday evening, despite strong opposition by Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman and TRIO Champion Tom Cole (R), the House Rules Committee approved the “Lewis Amendment” that would take $60 million funding increase to TRIO and move it to CTE.

CTE programs are very popular in Congress; therefore it is CRITICAL that ALL TRIO supporters take the following steps:

It is urgent that you, your alumni, students, parents, and other supports CALL your House Representatives, particularly those who are Republican, and urge them to vote NO on the Jason Lewis CTE amendment. Doing so is simple.

1. Find your Representative’s number at https://ziplook.house.gov/htbin/findrep?ZIP or call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 225-3121 and give the operator your zip code. (14260)

2. Tell the staff member who answers the phone: “My name is _____ and I am a resident of ______ and I want Representative ____Brian Higgins_____________ to vote ‘NO!’ on the Jason Lewis CTE Amendment to H.R. 3354.”


3. Get feedback from the aid/staff/ member on their commitment to vote NO.

Yesterday the Trump administration announced that they plan to eliminate the McNair program. To prevent this, we need YO...
05/25/2017
TRIO's FY18 Budget War

Yesterday the Trump administration announced that they plan to eliminate the McNair program. To prevent this, we need YOU to fight that notion by contacting your Congress persons in the House and Senate to let them know that YOUR life and YOUR accomplishments are NOT insignificant or wasteful!!! Also, please reply to this survey so that our advocacy group, the Council for Educational Opportunity (COE) can correct the errors in their judgment! McNair students and alumni please complete the brief survey found at http://bit.ly/FY18EOCMCNAIR. We know that a critical component of fighting this battle successfully is identifying students and alumni and sharing their success. Please help us collect as much information as possible!

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the Trump Administration proposed to eliminate TRIO's Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) and McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement (McNair) programs because "[t]here is limited evidence of effectiveness for both of these programs." The TRIO community knows that these progr...

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McNair Scholars Program at the University at Buffalo

Alumni Scholars!!! Please complete the End Of Year UB McNair Alumni Survey. Remember that without responses from you, we...
12/06/2016

Alumni Scholars!!! Please complete the End Of Year UB McNair Alumni Survey. Remember that without responses from you, we will not be allowed to continue serving students. Your responses truly matter ... THANK YOU :http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/8727g59ca3

10/05/2016

Scholars current and alumni - please let me know if you can help. We have a current scholar looking to attend a conference in Manhattan at the end of October. Anyone have any accommodation ideas? Thanks for considering.

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McNair Scholars Program at the University at Buffalo

02/09/2016

We are now on twitter! Follow us @UB_McNair.

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