McNair Scholars Program

2018-2019 McNair Scholars

The 2018-2019 McNair Scholars represent a diverse field of interest and discpline. Please see our former scholars to see other fields the McNair Scholars have represented.

 

KeLa Allen
Human Development and Family Sciences

Graduation Date: Dec. 2019
Mentor: Antoinette Landor

Research Synopsis: The Influence of Skin Tone on African American and Latino College Students’ Psychological Well-Being
Rebecca "Cameron" Anderson
Psychology

Graduation Date:
Dec 2019
Mentor: Mansoo Yu
Research Synopsis:
Food Insecurity, Social Stigma, Mental Health and Externalizing Behaviors among Adolescents in Boone County, Missouri.
Amanda Bennett
Psychology and Spanish

Graduation Date: Dec 2019
Mentor: Kristen Hawley
Research Synopsis:
Childhood trauma on mental health

Tishaura Brown
Anthropology

Graduation Date: May 2020
Mentor: Lisa Sattenspiel
Research Synopsis: Travel on the Silk Road and the Pathogens that lay Siege

Sonia Clark
Health Sciences

Graduation Date: May 2019
Mentor: Carolynn Orbann

Research Synopsis: The Effects of the Missouri and Mississipi Rivers in the Epidemiological Spread of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic.
Denton "Cole" Diggins
Soil Sciences

Graduation Date:
May 2020
Mentor: Stephen Anderson

Research Synopsis:
Cover Crop and Biofuel Crop Effects on Soil Hydraulic Properties
Levi Doyle-Barker
Psychology

Graduation Date: May 2019
Mentor: Keith Hermann

Research Synopsis: A Confirmatory Analysis of The Early Identification System
Kiana King
Psychology

Graduation Date:
May 2020
Mentor: Nicole Campione-Barr

Research Synopsis:
Positivity in sibling relationships and its influences on mother-older child relations vs mother-younger child relations
Zahria Moore
Theatre and English

Graduation Date:
May 2019
Mentor: Claire Syler

Research Synopsis:
How Theatre and Performance Realize the Traumatic Experiences of African American Women at Mizzou Localized in Fall 2015
Mirnes Mustafic
Civil Engineering

Graduation Date:
May 2020
Mentor: Hani Salim

Research Synopsis:
Fatigue Life Enhancement for Steel Girders using Ultra-high Modulus Carbon Fiber reinforced Polymers

Summer 2018 Scholar
Tawnie Nelson
Psychology

Graduation Date:
Dec 2019
Mentor: Virginia Ramseyer Winter
Research Synopsis:
Long-Term Prognosis of Anorexia Nervosa: Patientsí Perspectives of Compulsory Inpatient Treatment
Farmola Shonekan
History

Graduation Date:
May 2020
Mentor: Jay Sexton

Research Synopsis:
The Windrush Experience in Great Britain
Jazmin Simms
Psychology

Graduation Date:
May 2019
Mentor: Chris Slaten

Research Synopsis:
Belonging of Sexual and Racial Minorities in Collegiate Settings
Jaquaylah Taylor
Sustainable Agriculture

Graduation Date:
May 2019
Mentor: Mary Hendrickson

Research Synopsis:
Capital Impacting the Distribution of Food Among African-Americans
Cosette Tomita
Chemistry

Graduation Date:
May 2019
Mentor: Susan Lever

Research Synopsis:
Preparation and Fluorination of Selective Sigma-2 receptor Ligand
Alexis Wilkinson
Psychology and English

Graduation Date:
May 2019
Mentor: Laura King

Research Synopsis:
Avenues & Obstacles Towards Authenticity Among African American Adults
Rebecca Wiknler
Biological Sciences

Graduation Date:
May 2020
Mentor: David Braun

Research Synopsis:
Characterization of the maize carbohydrate partitioning defective mutant P135-21B
Amanda Wood
Bioengineering and Mathematics

Graduation Date:
May 2020
Mentor: David Burke-Aguero

Research Synopsis:
Aptamer Recognition of Novel Protein-Protein Interactions on the Surfaces of Cancer Cells
Shawndrea Magee
Health Sciences

Graduation Date:
May 2019
Mentor: Aaron Thompson

Research Synopsis:
The Effects of Mental Health Awareness in Public Schools.
Naya Sutton
HDFS and Psychology

Graduation Date:
May 2019
Mentor: Antoinette Landor

Research Synopsis:
Group Discrimination and Intimate Relationships: Understanding Colorism in the Context of Relationship Satisfaction