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 2019 McNair Summer Research Institute!

Scholar: Amie Fuentes, Philosophy student
Faulty Mentor: Dr. Sean Stidd, Philosophy Department
Paper Title: The experience and navigation of philosophical alienation as a woman
Scholar: Ashley Garcia, Psychology student
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Erika Bocknek, Theoretical & Behavior Foundations, College of Education
Paper Titile: Heterogeneity in regard to the impact of acculturation on Latinx youth menthal health outcomes
Scholar: Michelle Gardner, Anthropology and Global Studies student
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephen Chrisomalis, Anthropology
Paper Title: Black English: It's presence in America's k-12 education system and its impact on college admission
Scholar: Noribeth Mariscal, Civil and Environmental Engineering student
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carol Miller, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
Paper Title: Diesel Emissions - Can green infrastructure (GI) improve the air quality in the most toxic zip code in Michigan?
Scholar: Lloyd Simpson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Goldberg, African American Studies
Paper Titile: Black Socialism: Understanding the continuity of anti-capitalist ideals in the Black Radical Tradition

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
  • Recieved a research stipend for completing the research 
  • Presented their research at the UCLA National McNair Conference, Thursday July 30 – Saturday August 3, 2019