The McNair Research Journal SJSU features the work of SJSU McNair Program student scholars, who are recruited from underrepresented groups for graduate study level preparation.

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program was established by Congress in 1986 after the tragic explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger that killed seven crew members, including Dr. McNair. Since the McNair Scholars Program’s inception at SJSU in 1996, McNair has successfully recruited 300 low-income and first generation students and individuals who are underrepresented at the doctoral level.

Current Volume: Volume 14 (2018) Spring 2018

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Front Matter
Maria Cruz, Taylor-Dawn Francis, and Marissa Smith


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Dr. Maria Elena Cruz
Taylor-Dawn Francis
Dr. Marissa J. Smith