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McNair Highlights​

​Student Research Showcase
Sept. 28, 2018
Alger Hall 110
12-2 p.m.

​Please join 15 McNair Scholars from eight different disciplines as they present their Summer 2018 McNair Research Proposals. Each scholar worked with an individual faculty mentor to help navigate and guide their research.

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RIC Wins $1.16-M Grant to Increase Ph.D.s among Underrepresented Students

Rhode Island College has been awarded a U.S. Department of Education grant totaling $1.16 million to be distributed in increments of $232,265 a year over the next five years.

Titled the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement grant, funding is provided to select institutions of higher education for programs that prepare disadvantaged students to earn doctoral degrees through involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities.

“This is an extremely competitive award,” stated U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, “and great recognition for Rhode Island College.” He added, “Our state stands to benefit for years to come from this federal investment.”

According to federal guidelines, two-thirds of RIC McNair scholars must be first-generation, low-income students while the remaining participants must be a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education.

“Thanks to this federal funding,” Reed said, “talented RIC students from diverse backgrounds with strong academic potential will have an opportunity to advance their education and open new doors and opportunities.”

Leading the division in which the grant will be administered is RIC Vice President of Student Success Jason Meriwether.

He noted that “Rhode Island College has a proven history of successfully serving a diverse population of first-generation and low-income students, which directly aligns the college with the mission and scope of the McNair grant. This grant will further the college’s initiatives to increase degree completion and prepare underrepresented students to pursue research agendas that will shape the future of discourse in the sciences.”

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Press Release from U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse​ - 10/5/17​

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