Program Abstract

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares low-income and first- generation or underrepresented students who are enrolled full-time in the Newark College of Engineering, the College of Science and Liberal Arts and the Albert Dorman Honors College for doctoral study.

McNair Scholars are engaged in research and other scholarly activities with Faculty Mentors from their academic departments. Results of their research projects are presented at professional meetings and conferences and published in peer review and other professional journals. McNair Scholars have the opportunity to participate in a wide array of workshops and activities to help prepare them for doctoral study. The primary goal of the McNair Program is to increase the diversity of individuals entering academia as faculty who have received doctoral degrees in engineering, science, and math.

McNair Scholars have the opportunity to participate in summer research (either at NJIT or elsewhere) in their junior year of study. Senior McNair Scholars will have the opportunity to apply to national undergraduate research programs. All Scholars will receive assistance to apply and enroll in graduate school after receiving their bachelors degrees from NJIT. McNair Fellows may pursue their postbaccalaureate study at any higher education institution in the United States. The McNair Achievement Program is responsible for tracking the academic and career accomplishments of all Fellows after they graduate from NJIT.