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Alumni Panelist for the White House Science Fair

Alumni Panelist for the White House Science Fair

In case you missed it, here is a YouTube recording of UF McNair Scholar Kiona Elliott participating in the White House Science Fair alumni panel on April 13th. She even gave a shout out to McNair. Way to go Kiona! We're so proud! ‪#‎mcnairbeware‬ ‪#‎gogators‬ ‪#‎womeninSTEM‬ ‪#‎whitehouse‬
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Most Outstanding Senior, Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Student Award

Most Outstanding Senior, Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Student Award

Congratulations to Jocelyn Macho who is recognized as UF's Most Outstanding Senior, Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Student for 2015-2016. Way to go Jocelyn! #mcnairbeware
Visit the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry

New Faces of 2016 for DiscoverE's College Edition Award

New Faces of 2016 for DiscoverE's College Edition Award

Congratulations to Sarah McIntyre on being named one of the New Faces of 2016 for DiscoverE's College Edition Award! The New Faces of Engineering - College Edition program recognizes students whose academic successes and experiences in the engineering field have positioned them to become tomorrow's leaders. This is a pretty BIG deal!
See Sarah's profile on DiscoverE

Council on Undergraduate Research Publication

Council on Undergraduate Research Publication

Congratulations to UF McNair Scholar Carmen Gil whose publication is now featured on the national Council on Undergraduate Research website in the Physics/Astronomy Undergraduate Research Highlights! CUR supports and promotes high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship. Way to go, Carmen! ‪#‎mcnairbeware‬
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Congratulations to UF McNair's latest PhD!

Congratulations to UF McNair's latest PhD!

Congratulations to UF McNair's latest PhD, Dr. Anesia Auguste, who successfully defended her dissertation yesterday at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to earn her doctorate in Polymer Science & Engineering! Another one for the books. We're so proud of you, Anesia!‪‪‬‬#‎trioworks
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Today we celebrate the legacy and memory of Dr. Ronald E. McNair...

Today we celebrate the legacy and memory of Dr. Ronald E. McNair...

and the six other crew members who lost their lives in the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion 30 years ago on January 28, 1986. Today there are 151 McNair Scholars Programs named in his honor. We try to install the values, perseverance, work ethic, and spirit of excellence that Dr. McNair demonstrated in his life. McNair Scholars are the future leaders who will change the world through their research, just like he did. McNair lives! ‪#‎mcnairbeware‬ ‪#‎teammcnair‬ ‪#‎hislegacycontinues‬
Thirty years later...

Florida Opportunity Scholars Academy of Leadership

Florida Opportunity Scholars Academy of Leadership

Adrian Paneto, Andrea Hernandez and Dekendrick Murray were honored for graduating from the Florida Opportunity Scholars Academy of Leadership (FOSAL).

Honorable Mention at the American Society of Microbiology

Honorable Mention at the American Society of Microbiology

Silvia Matzdorf was chosen to give an oral talk at the American Society of Microbiology's Southeastern Branch meeting in November 2013. This meeting housed a number of graduate students, post-docs, professors and undergraduates giving both oral and poster presentations. Her talk on "Understanding nitric oxide synthase gene regulation in Staphyloccocus aureus"was awarded honorable mention.

Scholar receives American Academy of Periodontology's Clinical Impact Award

Scholar receives American Academy of Periodontology's Clinical Impact Award

Sherin Merchant was selected to present her research at The American Academy of Periodontology 2013 Annual Meeting in September 2013. Sherin was the only undergraduate presenter and her research received the prestigious Clinical Impact Award out of presentations given by graduate students and faculty. Click here to read more about Sherin's accomplishment.
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Scholar presents poster at Hispanic Linguistics Symposium

Scholar presents poster at Hispanic Linguistics Symposium

Andrea Hernandez's abstract for her research entitled, "The effect of code switching in the variation of copulative predicates ser and estar” has been accepted for a poster presentation at the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 2013 at the University of Ottawa, Canada. The conference only accepted 16% of its applicant pool to present on poster presentations.

2013 SAEOPP/McNair Conference Winners!

2013 SAEOPP/McNair Conference Winners!

Lyndsey Denis and Brad Ganoe took home 1st place and 3rd place at the 2013 SAEOPP/McNair Conference in Atlanta, Georgia for Oral Presentations.