UCF McNair Scholars Program

UCF McNair Scholars Program News

We are very proud of our scholars! They continue to impress us daily with their intelligence and success. On this page you will find highlights of the many accomplishments achieved by the UCF McNair scholars.

Stacey Mont was accepted into the Research in Science and Engineering (RISE) Summer Program, as well as the IGERT Summer Undergraduate Research Frontiers (ISURF) Program at Rutgers.

Shalanda Faulk was accepted to participate in Ohio State University Summer Research Program. Participants receive a stipend of $3000, travel expenses, plus $1000 toward their living expenses.

Holly A. Pinheiro, Jr. was named as one of the 2007-2008 members of the President's Leadership Council. "The council members of PLC serve UCF as official student ambassadors at all times and at special events such as the New Student Convocation, Commencements, Board of Trustees' meetings, and Gubernatorial visits." Holly was also accepted to participate in the Summer Research Opportunities Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Courtney Douglass (Alumni ’07) was selected as a Florida Gubernatorial Fellow. She was one of two University of Central Florida students to receive that honor for the 2006-2007 class. The program gives the students an opportunity to work in several public agencies before they graduate. Courtney worked with the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development during her fellowship. To read more, please visit UCF News and Information.

Reuvani Kamtaprasad was accepted into the UCF College of Optics & Photonics Summer Research Experience Program for Undergraduates (REU) sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Indiana de la Cruz (Alumni ’07) was awarded 2nd Place in the Art & Humanities category at the Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence for her project, "Making a Place for Latino/a Writers." Her mentor is Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés (English).

Angelica M. Barrero-Tobon received an honorable mention in the Life & Health Sciences Category at the Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence for her project, "Characterizing the Unusual Protein Trafficking Pathways of Plasmodium falciparum." Her mentors are Dr. Debopam Chakrabarti and Lawrence Ayong (Molecular Biology and Microbiology). She has also been accepted into the Summer Training Academy for Research in the Science (STARS) program at University of California at San Diego (La Jolla, CA).

Claudia Nunez was awarded 1st place in the the Social Sciences II Category at the Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence for her project, "Project: Communication Disorders Professionals’ Perceptions about Death and Dying." Her mentor is Dr. Kenyatta O. Rivers (Communication Sciences and Disorders).

Roberta J. Murphy was awarded 2nd place in the Social Sciences II Category at the Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence for her Project, "Headstone Iconography: Documentation and Interpretation of Fraternal Emblems at Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando." Her mentor is Dr. John J. Schultz (Anthropology).

Enrique G. Ortiz has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship and a McKnight Graduate Fellowship. He was also awarded 2nd place in the Engineering, Computer Science, & Optics category at the Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence for his project, "Experimetal Comparison of Strategies for Detecting Outliers in Categorical Data." His mentor is Dr. Georgiopoulos (Electrical and Computer Engineering ).