McNair Program Info Session, 10/16, 6-7pm

McNair Program Informational Session
Monday, October 16 6pm-7pm in Usdan 108

The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program is designed to assist students from underrepresented groups, including students who are first-generation to attend college and low-income, to prepare for and successfully enroll in post-graduate programs, especially PhD programs. Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents and currently a 2nd or 3rd year student. Wesleyan’s program focuses on students majoring in STEM fields. McNair Fellows are eligible for summer research stipends to conduct research for 10 weeks with a Wesleyan faculty member, to receive a stipend during the academic year to continue their research as well as funding to attend professional conferences to present their research, GRE preparation, graduate school visits, and graduate school application assistance.

Learn more about McNair and meet with current McNair students at an informational session on Monday, October 16, from 6pm-7pm in Usdan 108.

Complete a Free Course This Summer on Responsible Conduct of Research

As an incoming Wesleyan student, you should consider completing an online training session on responsible conduct of research at some point this summer.  Completion of this course is required of every student who participates in any kind of research on campus. Students who think they may participate in research should complete the free online training session now so that you won’t need to worry about it once you’ve started classes. The course will likely take between 45 – 90 minutes to complete.  Completion of this course satisfies the requirement for your four years at Wesleyan, and the course is free. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Sacks at

Here are the instructions to complete the course on Responsible Conduct of Research:

  1. Go to:
  2. Create your own account and select Wesleyan University as the member institution.
  3. Check the box for: Yes, I need/want to take the course on Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).
  4. Select the subject matter that is closest to the kind research you are most likely to participate in (biomedical, social and behavioral, or physical science).