HAMMOND | Thirteen Purdue University Calumet students are engaging in research relating to the sciences, engineering, management and liberal arts as summer research interns in the university’s Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program.
The student researchers are Hillary Anthony and Christopher Radjenovich of Dyer; Douglas Flournoy, Ryan Ordonez-Haggard, Morgan Walker and Erica Williams of Gary; Evan Hixon of Griffith; LaJenne Alcantar, Daniel McGee and Jonathan Wilson of Merrillville; Keith Whyte of Munster; Amanda Thorpe of Valparaiso; and Clameirdre Prince of Broadview, Ill.
Also known as the McNair Scholars Program, this U.S. Department of Education initiative seeks to help prepare students from underrepresented segments of society to attain a doctoral degree.
The McNair Summer Research Internship Program is a collaborative effort between students and faculty mentors. The collaboration introduces students to the nature of graduate study and scholarly activities within the participant’s chosen discipline, as well as nurture a professor-student relationship crucial for success within graduate school and, ultimately, doctoral study.
While engaging in research similar to what they will encounter in graduate school, each scholar has received a $2,800 stipend for participating in the program.
Additional information is available by visiting purduecal.edu/mcnair.