Summer Research Institute

Summer Research Institute

The 2020 Summer Research Institute will be held on the campus of Wayne State University Monday, June 15 - Friday, August 7, 2020.

We wish to congratulate the participants of the 2020 McNair Summer Research Institute!

Scholar:  Lucy Arias, Psychology major
Faculty Mentor: Alisa Moldavanova, PhD, Department of Political Science
Paper title:  The Reslient Sector: How nonprofit Organizations Use Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
                            During COVID-19 Pandemic
Scholar: Arnell Kinney, Dance major
Faculty Mentor: Michael Courtney, PhD, Department of Theater and Dance
Paper Title: Social Dance and the Black Aesthetic
Scholar: Rouan Salim, Psychology major
Faculty Mentor: Andrew Speer, PhD, Department of Psychology
Paper Titile: Applicant Faking: Examining Response Distortion Literature and Conducting Analyses of Employee Referral 
                            Responses Using a Covariance Index
Scholar: Katherine Sanchez, Spanish and Global Studies major 
Faculty Mentor: Barry Lyons, PhD, Department of Anthropology
Paper Title: Physical and Emotional Demands on Latino/a Construction Workers: Understanding Immigrant Workers 
                             in the Industry
Scholar: Chelsea Willis, Psychology major
Faculty Mentor: Julie Wargo-Aikins, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, School of Medicine
Paper Title: The Role of Resources in Moderating the Association Between Maternal Mental Health and Child Mental Health
                             in Military Families

Scholars received the following benefits during participation:

  • Conducted supervised research and write a final research report 
  • Investigated graduate programs of interest
  • Prepared to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Attended various seminars aimed toward preparing for the graduate school application process and enhancing writing/communication skills
  • Received a research stipend for completing the research 
  • Presented their research at the UCLA National McNair Conference, Wednesday, July 29  Friday, July 31, 2020.