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McNair Scholars: Jada Anderson, Alice Cooper, Kayla Fowler, Melissa James, Nicole Ramos, and Kelsie Thorne, accompanied by Dr. Jenice Sabb, Driector of SEBS EOF and Dr. Jacqueline Moore, Manager of SEBS EOF, were afforded the opportunity to attend the 4th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference 2016 in Atlanta, GA. The scholars expressed their appreciation for the experiences and knowledge gained by attending valuable workshops and hearing prominent scholarly lectures, specifically Dr. Patricia Hill Collins on the topic of forming intersectional coalitions as forms of activism, as well as Dr. Joy DeGruy, who discussed her life’s most significant work... Continued
Joshua Tedesco, current McNair Scholar (Cohort 2015) & LSAMP Scholar, shares his experience at Materials Science and Technology Conference 2016 - “Thanks to financial assistance provided by the McNair program, I was able to attend Materials Science and Technology Conference 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is one of the biggest conferences in the world, for a materials engineer like myself, and I made a ton of amazing connections. After winning the local contest (at Rutgers University- New Brunswick), I was able to compete in the Material Advantage National Student Contest against America’s top Materials Science Engineering schools. After winning the... Continued
Rutgers University McNair Scholars, Andres Villegas and Alexis Clavijo attendend, The University of California at Berkeley 24th Annual California McNair Scholars Symposium in California from August 4 to August 7, 2016. It was a phenomenal opportunity for these scholars to present their research projects in an academic venue over a course of four days before an audience of academics and graduate program representatives. Read the scholars' experiences below. Andres Villegas, Rutgers University McNair Scholar, Cohort 2016 states: "My trip to the University of California, Berkeley served not only as the location for my presentation but affirmed the mission I have set... Continued
Now is the chance to share your research with the GS-LSAMP community! You can be eligible for prizes as part of your participation! Submit your abstract online today by clicking HERE. All Rutgers University-New Brunswick LSAMP students are encouraged to submit their research for the poster presentation competition. All selected Rutgers University-New Brunswick presenters may be eligible for an additional prize!  Participants must be available to attend the conference on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 9:00AM to 2:00PM. Poster presentation submissions are due by Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Posters... Continued
Louis Stokes
Louis Stokes, who as the first African-American congressman from Ohio helped focus federal attention on the nation’s poor and led a special House investigation into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., died on Tuesday at his home in a Cleveland suburb. He was 90. The cause was lung and brain cancer, said his daughter Lori Stokes, who is a news anchor on WABC in New York. Mr. Stokes, a Democrat, served in the House for 30 years starting in 1969, representing Ohio’s 21st Congressional District. Encompassing the east side of Cleveland and several suburbs and comprising a predominantly African-American population, the district was created in... Continued

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