Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
Since 2001, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls McNair Program has provided an enriching educational experience for eligible students interested in pursuing a research-based advanced degree, typically a Ph.D.
The McNair Program was established in memory of Ronald E. McNair, a Black American laser physicist and astronaut killed in the Challenger explosion in January 1986. The program is designed to prepare eligible undergraduates in their pursuit of doctoral studies. McNair Scholars participate in courses, seminars, and workshops on topics related to graduate school preparation, conduct a funded research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor, and students present their research at local, regional, and national conferences.
Undergraduates who are eligible are first-generation college student from low-income background, or members historically underrepresented group (self-identify as Black American or Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American or Alaska Native; or a Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander). The UW-River Falls McNair Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education TRIO Program.
216 David Rodli Hall
M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m.