Our Events



McNair Info Session

December 8, 2022: 12pm – 1pm

Event Description:

Do you want to conduct undergraduate research and go to graduate school for your Ph.D.? Are you a first-generation college student, a member of a traditionally underrepresented racial/ethnic group, or qualify as low-income? The McNair Scholars program may be the perfect fit for you! Join us as current scholars lead our info session, showing how our program helps students thrive in college and grad school.

How to Finance Your Graduate School Education

November 10, 2022: 1pm – 2pm


Event Description:

Financial literacy and proactive budgeting are imperative when planning for success in Graduate School. Join us for Let’s Talk Grad School Session Two, and learn about leaving grad school without debt!

McNair Saturday Academy: Savage Motivation

November 5, 2022: 1pm – 2:30pm

Event Description:

Join us and leave motivated as we learn from Dr. Kendrick Savage, an award-nominated mathematics professor, a poetry slam champion (college), and a STEM advocate. He is a McNair Alum (University of Mississippi) from a first-generation, low-income background. He knows all too well what it is like to not come from an educationally rich family and will share practical steps to overcoming multiple levels of adversity.

McNair Study Hall

October 27, 2022: 11am – 2pm

Event Description:

Biweekly on Thursdays, we will have space for McNair Scholars to study and complete upcoming assignments as midterms are approaching. Enjoy snacks and the Math/Psychology building conference room while getting work done!

What’s Research Got to Do With It?

October 19, 2022: 1pm – 2pm

Event Description:

Join and take charge of your journey in academia as we explore the ins and outs of conducting research as a graduate student. Panelists will offer advice about becoming a better researcher, choosing what to center as the focus of your research, and more!

Panelists include:

Dr. Christy Chapin – Associate Professor, History

Dr. Susan Sterett – Professor, Public Policy

Dr. Kerrie Kephart – Associate Director for Pedagogical Innovation, Research, & Assessment