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McNair Scholars at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

WHAT: Presentations on University Research
WHEN:  Friday, June 27, from 1:30-4:15 p.m. (Best time for media is 1:45-2:45 p.m.)
WHERE: Boys & Girls Club of Corpus Christi, 3902 Greenwood Drive

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – McNair Scholars from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will speak to children about attending college and their research project involvement Friday, June 27, from 1:30-4:15 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Corpus Christi, 3902 Greenwood Drive.

The 10 scholars will give presentations to youth ages 6 to 12 on the research they are conducting with their faculty mentors which includes “Sharing Water,” “Does TV Tell Us What to Think?”, “How to Act in a Science Lab” and “How Does Pollution Affect Animals in the Ocean?”

The McNair Scholars program is a federally-funded program that provides first-generation, low-income, minority college students with paid internships and mentoring to prepare for enrollment in graduate programs and eventually to obtain a Ph.D. One of the goals of the University’s McNair Scholars Program is to reach out to students in the community in hopes that they may one day become future McNair Scholars.