Tech Scholars to Present Research at 8th Annual Texas Mcnair Scholars Research Conference

Written by Michael Castellon

Date: Feb. 8, 2006
CONTACT: Michael Castellon,

LUBBOCK – The Texas Tech University McNair Scholars Program has announced that four of its participants will be presenting research at the 8th Annual Texas McNair Scholars’ Research Conference in Denton Feb. 17-19.

• Sandra Franco will present her research, Parenting Style and Discipline: Culture Difference Between Hispanic and Caucasian College Students.

• James Johnston will present his research, Revolution in the Gentleman's Magazine: the Rhetoric Surrounding the Stamp Act.

• Uriyah Robinson will present his research, Alternative Design of the Polymerase Chain Reaction Machine Using a Microelectromechanical System.

• Valerie Martinez will be present her research, Mexican Americans and World War II.

McNair Scholars have the opportunity to work closely with a graduate and faculty mentors, conduct research, and write and present research findings at professional and academic conferences. The focus of the McNair Scholars Program is to address students' financial, academic, and cultural needs to promote readiness for post-baccalaureate education.

The McNair Scholars Program is jointly funded through the United States Department of Education, Division of Student Services and Texas Tech University. The program is named after Dr. Ronald E. McNair, a victim of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy.
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CONTACT: Laura Mullen, associate director, TTU McNair Scholars Program, (806) 742-1095, or