McNair Scholar Graduates 2010

Bryan Bodrog

McNair Bryan BodrosMajor: Psychology

Minor: Biology

Faculty Mentor and Research Supervisor: Dr. Travis Tubre', University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Research Topic: A comparison of the attitudes, education, experiences, and engagement of military veterans and nonveteran college students. Research conducted at UW-River Falls

Graduation Date: May 2010

Bryan Bodrog received the 2010 Chancellor's Award. Bryan is enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the MA/PhD in Counseling Psychology.

Denise Burce

McNair Denise Burce

Major: Agricultural Education and Speech Communication

Faculty Mentor and Research Supervisor: Dr. Timothy Buttles, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Research Topic: Recruiting a quality teacher in every classroom: A content analysis of messages in agricultural education magazine.

Graduation Date: Fall 2009


Kristina Gorshe

Kristina Gorshe-08eMajor: Biology (Biomedical Sciences)

Minor: Chemistry

Faculty Mentor and Research Supervisor: Dr. Joseph Gathman, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Research Topic: Using an index of biotic integrity to measure the effects of a tributary (Parker Creek) on the biotic integrity of the Kinnickinnic River.

Graduation Date: May 2010


Sanaa Jaman

Sanaa Jaman-07Major: Mathematics

Minor: Chemistry

Faculty Mentor and Research Supervisor: Dr. Kevin McLaughlin, UW-River Falls, Department of Chemistry

Research Topic: Analysis of the relationship between the Hosoya Index and Alkaline Boiling Points.

Graduation Date: May 2010

Sanaa Jaman is in enrolled graduate school at the University of Florida in their Environmental Engineering PhD program. She received the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship. This fellowship will provide Sanaa with a stipend, tuition, and fees annually for 5 years.

Jazlynn Paige

Jazlynn PaigeUniversity of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Major: Child Psychology

Minor: African-American Studies

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Melanie Ayres, UW-River Falls

Research Supervisor: Dr. Ann Masten, University of MN-Twin Cities

Research Topic: Parental incarceration and risk for externalizing problems in homeless/highly mobile children.

Graduation Date: May 2010

Jazlynn Paige is enrolled in the School Psychology program at Indiana State University.

Crystal Rakestraw

McNair Crystal RakestrawMajor: Food Science

Minor: Chemistry

Faculty Mentor and Research Supervisor: Dr. Bonnie Walters and Dr. Purnendu Vasavada, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Research Topic: Escherichia Coli (E Coli) 0157:H7 Transfer to a centrifugal dryer during dewatering of lettuce.

Graduation Date: May 2010

Abby Riddick

Abby RiddickMajor: Physics

Minor: Mathematics

Faculty Mentor and Research Supervisor: Dr. James Madsen-University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Physics Department

Research Topic: Simulations of photon transport in South Pole Ice using a Graphics Processor Unit

Graduation Date: May 2010

Abby Riddick is enrolled at Louisiana State University for a PhD in Physics. She received a Teaching Assistantship with a yearly stipend and full tuition fee waiver.

Adam Roberts

Adam RobertsMajor: History

Minor: Political Science

Faculty Mentor and Research Supervisor: Dr. Kurt Leichtle, UW-River Falls

Research Topic: Assessing Imperial Paradigms in Afghanistan, 1838-1989

Graduation Date: May 2010

Adam Roberts is enrolled in the Masters of Public Policy program at the University of Minnesota-Humphrey Institute.

Isaac Russell

McNair IsaacRussel Major: Political Science

Minor: History

Faculty Mentor: Davida Alperin

Research Supervisor: Dr. Daniel Linwick, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Research Topic: Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Self-Control and Spatial Learning in the Rat

Graduation Date: May 2009

Dan Scott

Daniel ScottMajors: Sociology and Psychology

Minor: Criminal Justice

Mentor: Dr. Rich Wallace

Research Supervisor: Dr. Beth Huebner, University of Missouri - St. Louis

Research Topic: Firearm Involvement Influences on the Recidivism of Gang Members

Graduation Date: May 2010

Dan Scott is attending the University of California-Irvine PhD program in Criminology, Law and Society. Dan has received a fully funded offer which includes full tuition payment, stipend payment each year, and summer research grants.

Melissa Voigt

Melissa Voigt-9eMajor: Animal Science

Mentor: Dr. Brenda Boetel
 
Research Supervisor: Dr. Jill Stowe, University of Kentucky - Lexington

Research Topic:
Estimating the Value of Equine Competitions

Graduation Date:
May 2010

Melissa Voigt is enrolled at Purdue University in the MS/PhD program in the Department of Agricultural Education. Melissa has received a full-time Research Assistantship including a full tuition, stipend, and health insurance.