The McNair Student Achievement ProgramThe University of Hawaii at Manoa

Program Participants

McNair scholars spend eight weeks during the summer working on research projects in their respective areas of academic interest under the guidance of individual faculty mentors. At the conclusion of the internships, the students make presentations of their research projects at the annual McNair Summer Showcase, a campus event, named "Big Research, Little Island."

» View a sampling of cohort research details

The McNair Scholar Pledge

The McNair Scholar Pledge

As an honorable McNair Scholar of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, I pledge to exemplify dignity, responsibility and integrity in all of my endeavors, seek guidance from my mentors and peers, maintain an optimistic attitude as I strive to reach my full potential, and perpetuate the legacy of Ronald E. McNair through education, research, and service.

by UHM McNair cohort, Spring, 2010

McNair Scholars and their Faculty Mentors

 
McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Leina'ala Bright

Major: Hawaiian Studies

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Clyde Tamaru

Department: Molecular Biosciences & Biosystems Engineering

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Paul Cabasag

Major: Civil Engineering

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Ian Robertson

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Xi Hang Cao

Major: Electrical Engineering

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Victor Lubecke

Department: Electrical Engineering

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Edmar Castillo

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Angela Sy

Department: Public Health Sciences

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Mikhail Coloma

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Marcelo Kobayashi

Department: Mechanical Engineering

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Laura Corley

Major: Geology & Geophysics

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Chip Fletcher

Department: School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Tyler Daguay

Major: Entomology

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Alberto Bressan

Department: Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Ann Dang

Major: Chemistry

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. William Chain

Department: Chemistry

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Nong Dang

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Tung Hoang

Department: Microbiology

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Aliah Irvine

Major: Nat.Resources/Enviro

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Andy Kaufman

Department: Tropical Plant & Soil Science

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Samantha Jacob

Major: Geology & Geophysics

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. David Kring

Department: Lunar & Planetary Institute

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Raymond Lee

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Maarit Tiirikainen

Department: Cancer Research Center of Hawaii

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Ellen Leung

Major: Microbiology

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Diane Taylor

Department: Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Jiacheng Liang

Major: Electrical Engineering

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Aaron Ohta

Department: Electrical Engineering

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Matthew Lim

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Jun Panee

Department: Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Colleen Macduff

Major: Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. David A. Christopher

Department: Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Aileen Maldonado

Major: Marine Biology

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Robert Richmond

Department: Zoology

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Tristan Martinez

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Dilmurat Azimov

Department: Mechanical Engineering

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Dioreme Navasca

Major: Women's Studies

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Andy Kaufman

Department: Tropical Plant & Soil Science

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Lindsay Oxiles

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Alberto Bressan

Department: Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Jennalynn Paragoso

Major: Civil Engineering

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Ian Robertson

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Adam Park

Major: Plant and Environmental Biotechnology

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Clyde Tamaru

Department: Molecular Biosciences & Biosystems Engineering

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Andy Pham

Major: Electrical Engineering

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Aaron Ohta

Department: Electrical Engineering

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Laurel Pikcunas

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Andy Kaufman

Department: Tropical Plant & Soil Sciences

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Justin Ragasa

Major: Linguistics

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Stefan Keller

Department: Social & Behavioral Sciences

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Samson Souza

Major: Chemistry

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Ho Leung Ng

Department: Chemistry

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Kapiolani Street

Major: Environmental Engineering

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Terry Hunt

Department: Anthropology

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Robert Thach

Major: Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Maarit Tiirikainen

Department: Cancer Research Center of Hawaii

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): Thomas Trinh

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Kristen Scholly

Department: University Health Services Manoa

McNair ScholarFaculty Mentor

McNair Scholar (left): My Huong Vong

Major: Food Science & Human Nutrition

Faculty Mentor (right): Dr. Maria Stewart

Department: Human Nutrition, Food & Animal Sciences