McNair Scholars Program

McNair Scholars Program

The UNL McNair Scholars Program is part of the national McNair Scholars Program through the U.S.  Department of Education. The program aims to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs by facilitating opportunities for selected undergraduate students to define goals, engage in research, and develop the skills and relationships necessary to prepare them for success at the doctoral level while receiving a stipend. As a part of the program, Scholars select a faculty mentor who provides them with guidance throughout their undergraduate research experience.

The SBSRC provides evaluation support for this program in conjunction with the Bureau of Sociological Research (BOSR).  The evaluation includes the collection of faculty mentor surveys, as well as the collection of pretests, posttests, and follow-up surveys from both the McNair Scholars and a comparison group of UNL undergraduates in order to both track change over time and assess change between the two groups.


Mindy Anderson-Knott Director of Evaluation and Development

I am the Director of Evaluation and Development, a role in which I connect social and behavioral science researchers with each other and with available resources to enhance their research. I also direct evaluation projects on a wide variety of topics, including health, STEM education, training grants, and many other topics.

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