The CSU TRIO McNair Scholars Program prepares talented and eligible undergraduates for doctoral studies through involvement in research, seminars, advising, preparation for the Graduate Record Examination, and other intensive scholarly activities. Students who participate in the program come from disadvantaged backgrounds, show strong academic potential in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) disciplines, and are committed to pursuing the Ph.D. degree. The program is named after the late Dr. Ronald E. McNair an African American physicist and NASA astronaut who died in the Challenger explosion in 1986. This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.
Research from 2015
Mitochondrial DNA Structure of Pyganodon grandis (Bivalvia: Unionidae) from the Lake Erie Watershed and Selected Locations in its Northern Distribution, Robert A. Krebs, Brian D. Allen, Na'Tasha M. Evans, and David T. Zanatta
Research from 2014
Bioassay Guided Identification of Small Chaperone Proteins α-crystallin and Hsp27 Inhibitors from Copaiba Oil, Rati Lama, Bo Zhong, Daniel G. Kulman, and Bin Su Ph.D.
Homing by Path Integration When a Locomotion Trajectory Crosses Itself, Naohide Yamamoto, Jayleen A. Meléndez, and Derek T. Menzies
Lead Optimization of Dual Tubulin and Hsp27 Inhibitors, Bo Zhong, Rati Lama, Daniel G. Kulman, Bibo Li Ph.D., and Bin Su Ph.D.
Research from 2013
Differences in Population Structure Estimated Within Maternally- and Paternally-inherited Forms of Mitochondria in Lampsilis Siliquoidea (Bivalvia: Unionidae), Robert A. Krebs, W. Calvin Borden, Na'tasha M. Evans, and F. Paul Doerder
Occupational Therapy Students' Development of Therapeutic Communication Skills During a Service-Learning Experience, S. Margaret Maloney and Kristen Griffith
Research from 2012
Normalizing for Noise Removal from Electrocardiogram Signals, Dominique Diamond Brooks and Daniel J. Simon
Characteristics Indicative of the Likelihood of Leaving Open-Ended Comments on an Organizational Survey, Astrid Jennifer Hernandez and Michael Horvath
Mite DNA in Mantle Clips, Robert A. Krebs, Brian D. Allen, and Na'Tasha M. Evans
BON-BONs: Cyclic Molecules with a Boron-Oxygen-Nitrogen Backbone. Computational Studies of Their Thermodynamic Properties, Aloysus K. Lawong and David W. Ball
Introducing NOB-NOBs: nitrogen-oxygen-boron cycles with potential high-energy properties, Aloysus K. Lawong and David W. Ball
The Effects of Path Crossover on Spatial Orientation, Jayleen A. Meléndez and Naohide Yamamoto
Defining and Analyzing a Food Desert, Monique N. Russell and Brian Mikelbank
Spillover Effects of Metro Academic R&D on Non-metro Labor Market Conditions, Pedro J. Sarsama and Subhra Baran Saha
Sex Selection and Technology In the United States: Is It Playing GOD?, Roberta M. Steinbacher and Audrianna V. Rodriguez
Research from 2011
Transition to College for Students With Disabilities: Lessons from a Pilot Program, Glenn Goodman, Robert Radford, Lorenzo Smith, Lindsay Marie, Kerrie Shisila, Jason Valley, Ian Grissett, and Dustin Davison
Research from 2009
Highly Nitrated Cyclopropanes as New High Energy Materials: DFT Calculations on the Properties of C3H6−n(NO2)n (n=3–6), Aloysus K. Lawong and David W. Ball