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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.

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