Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program


The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is designed to achieve four goals:

  1. to introduce undergraduate students from targeted groups to high quality research settings as well as educational and professional role models;
  2. to create an environment where graduate study is an expectation;
  3. to provide academic support and preparation; and
  4. to provide financial support for pre-doctoral study.

The program enrolls twenty-eight students each year, one-half juniors and one-half seniors. Students are expected to participate in the program for up to two years.

Students participating in the McNair Program will work in a mentoring relationship with a faculty member; participate in seminars addressing graduate school preparation, expectations and opportunities; demonstrate their research ability in independent research projects; and present their research at regional and national conferences.