During the McNair Summer Symposium at Beloit College on July 15, nine McNair Scholars presented their summer research.
The presentations put on by the students were the culmination of meticulous work spent with faculty advisers. The research was conducted on topics that affected the Beloit College campus and community as well as the city of Beloit. The various topics ranged from the effect that the school-to-prison pipeline has on black and Latino males and the support systems and experiences of first-generation and low-income students at liberal arts colleges to the black demands of 1969 and whiteness in transnational Asia.
Each of the nine students who presented are juniors who will continue their research during the 2016-17 academic year and next summer at different schools. This is a part of the McNair program that is unique to Beloit College.
This marks the 20th year that the McNair program has been part of the university. It will feature prominently in the Beloit College Magazine’s fall edition.