In the latest episode of the We Are All Marquette Podcast, Dr. Donte McFadden sits down with Ricardo Vega, Eng ’18, to discuss the McNair Scholars Program—the impact it has had on both of them personally, as well as hundreds of others over the course of three decades.
A part of the Educational Opportunity Program at Marquette, the McNair Scholars Program is a federally funded initiative that helps low-income and minority students pursue post-graduate pathways in the sciences through research, support from faculty mentors and engaging in professional development opportunities.
The program was named after Ronald McNair, an African American astronaut and physicist and one of the seven crew members killed in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger explosion
Listen to the full episode on SoundCloud and read more about the program in the new Marquette Magazine.
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