September 11, 2020

TRIO McNair Scholars to hold virtual research symposium

This event is open to public online viewing

The University of Wisconsin-Superior will hold its TRIO McNair Research Symposium virtually from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. This event is open to public online viewing.

Fourteen TRIO McNair Scholars Program members will present research via a live Zoom question-and-answer session on topics that range from “Tobacco Cessation Programs and Tobacco Related Comorbidities on the Red Cliff Reservation” to “The Well-Being of People During the COVID-19 outbreak.”

Among the participants is UW-Superior student Amanda Foster, who was recently selected as the recipient for the Wisconsin Women in Government Scholarship, funded by Wisconsin Women in Government. In addition, Foster was recently asked to serve on the Claims and Liability Committee for the City of Superior and continues to give back to the Superior community through government service. Foster will present on the topic “Justice Running on Fumes: Analysis of the Reduction of Public Legal Services Funding in Wisconsin from 2010 to 2020 and Resulting Impacts on Indigent and Low-Income Access to Civil Legal Services and Representation in Northern Wisconsin,” and was mentored by Nathan LaCoursiere, senior lecturer of legal studies and criminal justice at UW-Superior.

“Our scholars have completed substantial research studies this spring and summer, despite unprecedented barriers brought on by COVID-19,” said Monte Stewart, McNair Scholars director. “We are incredibly proud of the work our scholars have accomplished and are excited for the extended reach our new symposium format can have in pulling in attendees from across the country.”

Additional information about all research projects is available online. The site will also include a link to the symposium beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17.

 

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