Welcome 2012-2013 USC McNair Scholars!
This year, the USC McNair Scholars Program received a record number of applications from a highly competitive pool of faculty-nominated USC undergraduates representing an astoundingly diverse cross-section of majors, graduate school plans, and research interests. Applications were reviewed by a committee comprised of faculty, deans, provosts, staff and students.
This year, we selected 27 outstanding students for the 2013 Cohort of the USC McNair Scholars Program. Students are noted below. Soon we will post on the program website the students' academic profiles along with their photos. Throughout the Spring Semester, the new McNair Scholars will begin preparing for graduate school, receive research training and instruction on developing research proposals, and acquire professional development.
The Spring program will prepare students for the upcoming intense 2013 Summer Institute, where students will implement their research projects under the guidance of faculty mentors, refine their writing and professional skills sets, and continue preparing for graduate school. Students will also receive competitive scholarships and grants. A select group will present their research at national-level conferences. The USC Office of Undergraduate Programs administers the program with funding from a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education.
To see a complete schedule of the In-Class and Out-of-Class programming, click the .pdf below: USC McNair Scholars Program, Office of Undergraduate Programs (Service Plan Spring 2013)
Please join us in congratulating and welcoming the 2013 McNair Scholars Cohort.
- Alberto Edeza, Biological Sciences
- Bashir Wyatt, Health and Humanity
- Belen Chairez, Neuroscience
- Betty Tran, American Studies and Ethnicity
- Christopher Sandino, Electrical Engineering
- Delphine Sims, African American Studies
- Elizabeth Soriano, Communication
- Jessica Farrell, Anthropology
- Kim Luong, Business Administration
- LaVasjah Williams, Communication
- Luis Torres, Biomedical Engineering
- Malika Moore, Political Science
- Marco Lopez, Human Biology
- Mariangela Ruiz-Hernandez, Psychology
- Martin Arredondo, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
- Megan Nathan, Biology
- Mellissa Linton, English Literature
- Michael Cox, Psychology
- Nicole Marcione, Gerontology LIfespan Health
- Odette Overton, Psychology
- Olivia Casados, Health and Humanity
- Osvaldo Rodriguez, Computer Science/ Business Administration
- Rachel Jones, Archaeology
- Rachel Rosales, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies
- Samantha Fousse, Biology
- Taylor Markey, Neuroscience
- Winona Leon, English (Creative Writing)
Dr. Richard Andalon, Associate Dean & Director
Dr. Aaron H. Walker, Assistant Director & Program Specialist