Preparing for Research
After scholars have selected a faculty mentor, it is time to start preparing for their upcoming summer research project, which takes place between one’s junior and senior year.
During the winter semester of their junior year, scholars meet regularly with their faculty mentor, prepare their research proposal and immerse themselves in literature related to their research topic.
This is a busy semester for scholars, as they are expected to still attend all necessary McNair seminars and workshops in addition to preparing for their research project. During this time, scholars will also be receiving information about summer housing, their research timeline and paper submission deadlines, tuition waivers and college credit application processes.