CWUNewsNews of our Scholars went to Cuba this summer!, 21 Feb 2018 11:49:02<p>Check out<a href="/mcnair-scholars/sites/">&nbsp;this </a>interview we had with Professor Cavazos regarding his recent&nbsp;trip to Cuba with&nbsp;CWU&nbsp;McNair Scholar Connor Simmons as they researched cuban poetry and translated famous works!</p><p>&nbsp;</p>Challenger astronaut serves as inspiration for CWU students, 18 Oct 2017 10:43:06<p><img alt="" src="" style="width: 200px; height: 178px; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;">More than 31 years after the space shuttle Challenger disaster, the influence of an astronaut aboard that ill-fated mission is still being felt today.</p><p>His life is the inspiration for a scholarship program that helps students across the country, including Central Washington University students.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>Read more of this story at <a href="">KNDO-TV</a>.</p></br>McNair Funding Renewed, 11 Oct 2017 07:55:10<p>We are pleased to announce that as a federally funded program we have been renewed for the next five year period. For more information click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>Apply Now!, 15 May 2017 14:30:48<p>The McNair Scholars program is actively recruiting qualified applicants!&nbsp; Please complete your application now to be considered for this amazing opportunity.</p>SOURCE 2017, 15 May 2017 13:48:07<p><a href="/mcnair-scholars/sites/ Poster.jpg"><img alt="" src="/mcnair-scholars/sites/" style="width: 388px; height: 600px;"></a>SOURCE 2017 happens this week, Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18. There will be a number of McNair Scholars presenting their work and research during both days, so be sure to check the program and catch some presentations at the SURC!</p>Graduating Senior and McNair Scholar Tarra Hall-Ward's Solo Art Exhibit, Entwined: Art and Chemisty, 15 May 2017 13:36:01<p><a href="/mcnair-scholars/sites/ Hall.jpg"><img alt="" src="/mcnair-scholars/sites/" style="width: 600px; height: 387px;"></a></p><p>(<em>From CWU Central Today News homepage</em>)</p><p>Graduating senior Tarra Hall-Ward showed her artwork in a solo exhibition entitled, <em>Entwined: Art and Chemistry</em>, &nbsp;through Friday, May 12, in Gallery 231 in Randall Hall at Central Washington University.</p><p>Hall-Ward is a double major in fine art and chemistry, and uses oil paint and mixed media drawing to explore visual interpretations of chemical concepts and theories.</p><p>The left-- and right-brained artist uses her passion for art and curiosity for chemistry to create vibrant works of art.</p><p>“Most of the concepts for these pieces I would not have had the ideas for had I not taken these (chemistry) classes,” Hall-Ward said. “To capture the beauty in the fundamental, to take formalized concepts and abstract them with the artistic lens, to connect two fields I find absolutely captivating, is what drives my passion.”</p><p>Her abstract series <em>Entwined</em> is a body of paintings and drawings responding to theoretical concepts she studied in chemistry. This exhibition focused primarily on pigments and general chemical theories through the abstraction of molecular structures, nature, textures, and colors.</p><p>Hall-Ward first attended Big Bend Community College, where she obtained her Associate's degree in Art and Science. She will graduate this spring from Central Washington University with both a Bachelor of Fine Art in drawing and painting and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry.</p><p><em>Entwined</em> is her second solo exhibition.</p><p>Hall-Ward was selected by faculty nomination for the Ronald E. McNair Scholars program and received funding from McNair for the research and development of her first solo exhibit,<em>Convergence,&nbsp;</em>providing the foundation for her artwork today.</p><p>She is also a part of the TRiO Student Support Service program and an alumna of the Phi Theta Kappa &nbsp;honor society.</p><p>Hall-Ward is currently applying to graduate schools, searching for programs that will allow her to continue her education in both art and chemistry. While she hopes to become a professor, she is also exploring a future in art conservation.</p><p>“The real middle ground in art and chemistry is maintaining paintings and drawings,” Hall-Ward said.</p><p>And just like a scientist, Hall-Ward said that she still has a lot more research to do before she determines her next steps.</p><p><a href="">Watch Video</a></p><p>Media contact: Dawn Alford, public affairs coordinator, 509-963-1484,</p>Watch Videos of SOURCE 2015 Presentations Including those by McNair Scholars, 01 Sep 2015 13:25:48<p>More than 16 McNair scholars presented their research at the 2015 SOURCE, and you can watch video from several of the presentations through the link at You will need to log into Canvas with your campus ID to view the videos.</p><p>Watch for the following McNair scholars:</p><p>Camille (Mo) Colgan - Sociology Sessions: <em>Racism and Sport: Occupational Segregation in International Men’s’ and Women’s Soccer</em></p><p>Edgar Zamora -&nbsp; Political Science Session: <em>A Prosperous Hispanic Population Equates To a Robust America</em></p><p>Laura Gutierrez (co-presenting with Dorothy Moore) - Psychology Session: <em>College Students' Perception of Rape</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p>The McNair Affair Newsletter Is Here!, 05 May 2015 12:32:20<h3>Read the latest <em>McNair Affair</em> newsletter!</h3><p>Learn about what scholars have been up to during the past year among other things.</p><p><a href="">Click Here to view or download a PDF copy of "<em>The McNair Affair</em>"</a></p>