GeoGator Undergrad Ms. Sarah VanSchoick recently became a McNair Scholar. The University of Florida McNair Scholars Program, named in honor of Dr. Ronald E. McNair, supports undergraduate college students from low-income, first-generation and underrepresented backgrounds who intend to pursue graduate studies. During the summer, students participate in an intensive research program and attend weekly workshops on the nature of academic life, standardized test preparation, writing and researching skills, and the graduate school application process. During the academic year fall and spring semesters, they continue working on research, participate in cultural and educational activities, and meet regularly with a graduate student mentor. Students must complete 30 hours of research each week during the summer semester. Sarah has chosen Dr. Matyas to be her faculty research mentor. On April 15, they both attended a banquet to honor past and present McNair Scholars participants.