Where Are They Now?
Kathleen graduated from UW-Oshkosh in December 2013 with a degree in Biology. As a Scholar, her research mentor was Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Department of Biology. Kathleen researched changes in Black-capped Chickadees acclimatized to Wisconsin in respect to energy. She has since pursued her career interests.
Rabar graduated from UW-Oshkosh in May 2014 with a Bachelors of Science - Healthcare emphasis with a minor in Chemistry. His McNair research mentor was Dr. Teri Shors, Department of Biology. His research focused on biology, antiviral, and antibacterial properties of dates. As of Fall 2016, he is enrolled at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee for a Masters in Healthcare Informatics.
Jessica graduated from UW-Oshkosh in the May of 2014 with a Bachelor's in Communication emphasis in Rhetoric and Public Advocacy, as well as a minor in Social Justice with an emphasis in Prejudice and Discrimination. As a McNair Scholar, she conducted research with Dr. Geneva Murray, Department of Women's Studies. She recently graduated in June 2016 with her M.A. in Multicultural Teaching and Learning from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. She is very interested in pursuing her PhD. as well within the next 5 years.
Adrian was a McNair Scholar for two consecutive years: 2012-2014. He graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a degree in Chemistry in December 2014. As a Scholar, he conducted research with Dr. John Snyder in the Department of Chemistry where he looked at "Synthetic Utilization and Exploration of Gallium." In his second year, his research was titled, "To Bind or Not to Bind; Heat Shock Protein 70 is the Question." He is currently a second year PhD student at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in Chemical Biology. Adrian is studying the bioinorganic properties of heavy-metal binding to 3-stranded coiled coils and alpha helical assemblies of peptides.
Stevan graduated from UW-Oshkosh in May 2016 with a degree in Political Science. As a McNair Scholar, his area of research interest was Limitations of participatory Democracy. His research mentor was Dr. Michael Jasinski. Stevan will be applying for medical school in June 2017.
Tiffany graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a degree in Nursing in December 2013. As a McNair Scholar, her mentor was Dr. Suzanne Marnocha. Tiffany's research was titled, "Cyber-Professionalism: The Posting of Unprofessional Content Online by Nursing Students." She has been published in the "Nurse Educator Journal." After earning her Bachelor's degree, she decided to pursue a career in her field.
Marissa Theys graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a degree in Political Science in May 2014. As a McNair Scholar, her mentor was Dr. James Krueger and her research was titled,"Identity Fusion: An Examination of Unions and Political Behaviors." She is currently in her 3rd year as a PhD student at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, where she is pursuing Political Science, more specifically, American Politics, political psychology, and political networks. Marissa is interested in how people discuss politics and how the structures around them affect that discussion.
Darin pursued a major in Religious Studies. As a McNair Scholar, his research mentor was Dr. Michael Baltutis, Department of Religious Studies. Darin's research focused on St. Paul and James and what justifies a sinner, faith or works. During his undergraduate program, he decided to leave UW Oshkosh to pursue other career interests.
Lupearly graduated from UW-Oshkosh in December 2015 with a degree in Religious Studies. Her research mentor was Dr. Michael Baltutis, Department of Religious Studies. Lupearly's research focused on examination of community in online Wiccan communities. Currently, she does not have plans to continue to graduate school and is pursuing a career.
Rilee graduated from UW-Oshkosh in May 2014 with a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry. His McNair research was conducted with Dr. Waters, Department of Chemistry. His research was titled, "Characterizing MntP: A Manganese Export Protein." Rilee is currently in his third year of his PhD program at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst where he is studying Molecular and Cellular Biology, and also works as a Teaching and Research Assistant.