Eleven University of Wisconsin Oshkosh McNair Scholars shared their summer research findings from a variety of humanities, nursing, science and social science disciplines at a showcase Sept. 17.
The 2021 scholars, their faculty mentors and projects included:
- Lux Beibhinn, a women’s and gender studies senior from Fond du Lac, with Kathleen Corely, “Early Intervention and Prevention: High Suicide Risk for Transgender, Nonbinary and Queer Identified High School Students.”
- Matt Frisch, an engineering and physics major from Rio, with Nenad Stojilovic, “Discovering the Origin of Crystalline Phase in Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Using X-Ray Diffraction.”
- Anissa Garcia, a women’s and gender studies senior from Waukesha, with Caryn Murphy, “What Bratz and Barbie Dolls Informed Us About Race.”
- Em Garvey, a physics senior from Appleton, with Mark Lattery, “The PANDA Detector at the Facility for Antiproton and Ion.”
- Kaycey Henning, a nursing senior from Hurley, with Sarah O’ Connell, “Effects of Isolation on Long-Term Care Residents During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
- Kirandeep Kaur, a biomedical science junior from Franklin, with John Chan, “Schistosomiasis GPCR’s as Drug Targets.”
- Nick Morrissey, a philosophy senior from Oshkosh, with Evan Kreider, “On the Context and Implications of Mike Winkelmann.”
- Jayda Newman, a psychology senior from Wausau, with Robert Wagoner, “Misunderstanding the Mind: The History and Prospects of Treating Mental Illness.”
- Hector Ortega, a political science and philosophy junior from Fitchburg, with Michael Baltutis, “Tibet, China and Dharma.”
- Joshua Roberts, a music performance senior from Waukesha, with Drew Whiting, “Reed Between the Lines: History, Accessibility and Curriculum in Multiple Woodwind Performance.”
- Mia Vanhooreweghe, a kinesiology senior from Appleton, with John Chan, “Schistosome nAchRs as Novel Anti-Parasitic Drug Targets.”
The McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program empowers first-generation college students to realize their potential by preparing them for graduate school.