Recent efforts by the UW–Madison Graduate School’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Funding have bolstered outreach and connections to prospective students who have been historically underserved in graduate education, highlighting UW–Madison as a path they can take to further their education and careers.
Seven graduating UW–Madison McNair Scholars and one recent McNair graduate shared their research and celebrated their achievements at a reception May 1. The McNair Program creates a bridge between undergraduate and graduate education by helping students pursue research and learn the skills necessary for success in a PhD program.
When Liliana Lule started college, she didn’t know she wanted to conduct her own research. Now, the UW–Madison senior is preparing to present on her latest project during Research in the Rotunda at the Wisconsin State Capitol before continuing her research as a graduate student.
Lule, who is a scholar in the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, will be among the UW System students presenting on Wednesday, April 11 at Research in the Rotunda, the annual showcase of outstanding undergraduate researchers.