Thirteen UNC McNair scholars were among the 100 students from across the country who presented the results of their year-long research studies during the University at Buffalo's 18th annual McNair Research Conference held July 19-21 in Niagara Falls, New York.
UNC presenters and their research projects were:
"Exploring the Outcomes and Perceptions of Traditional and Post-Baccalaureate Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences Students"
Mentor: Julie Hanks, Audiology & Speech Language Sciences
"College Academic Success: Prior Motivations and Perceptions of Parents"
Mentor: Kevin Pugh, Psychology
"A Comparison of Postural Stability in Gymnasts, Volleyball Players, and Non-Athletes"
Mentor: Kathryn Bright, Audiology & Speech Language Sciences
"Flexibility and Postural Stability in Young Adults"
Mentor: Gary Heise, Sport & Exercise Science
"Using Social Media to Reinforce Binge Drinking Normative Behaviors: A Comparison of American and Australian College Students"
Mentor: Diane Schott, Sociology
"Self-Esteem and Relationship Perception"
Mentor: Elizabeth Pascoe, Psychology
"Using Self-Determination Theory to Examine the Motivation of Ethnic College Students"
Mentor: Teresa McDevitt, Psychology
"Defining Support: Families of Children with Special Needs and the Role of the Speech Language Pathologist"
Mentor: Kathy Fahey, Audiology & Speech Language Sciences
"Staff Perceptions and Experiences at a Residential Treatment Center"
Mentor: Jill Bezyak, Human Services
"Gender Difference in Preference and Prejudice for Female Body Shapes"
Mentor: Carl Granrud, Psychology
"College Experiences: First-Generation Female Undergraduates"
Mentor: Tamara Yakaboski, Higher Education & Student Affairs Leadership
"Where is the Black Barbie? An Analysis of the Media's Depiction of Single Black Women"
Patricia Jolly, Anthropology
"College Students and Hookup Behavior"
Mentor: Thom Dunn, Psychology
The UNC McNair Scholars Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and prepares eligible juniors and seniors for doctoral study. McNair Scholars spend an academic year learning to conduct research within their disciplines, complete a six-week research internship, present their research at academic conferences and prepare for graduate school admission.
For more information, visit the program's website.