The McNair Apprentice Program is a semester-long introductory program to STEM research. McNair Apprentices learn about STEM graduate program career avenues and undergraduate research opportunities.
The apprenticeship involves:
Shadowing experience within a relevant STEM discipline
Development of quantitative research, writing, and communication skills through a one-credit course
Community building and networking with professors and peers
In order to be eligible to become a McNair Apprentice students must:
- Be a sophomore or junior at UConn in good academic standing
- Be enrolled in a STEM major
- Identify as first-generation to college and from a household defined as low-income by the U.S. Department of Education and/or self-identify as an underrepresented racial or ethnic group in STEM graduate studies
Contact McNair Scholars Program Coordinator, Renee Gilberti, Ph.D.: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply to Become a McNair Apprentice!
Applications for the 2022-23 AY are open and are due February 16, 2022. Simply log in with your UConn netID and password and complete the application.
The application requires:
- Demographic Information
- Personal Essay
- Letter of Recommendation
- Unofficial Transcript