From robotics to energy, tissue engineering, behavioral health and mosquito research, FIU’s McNair Scholars represent some of FIU’s top undergraduate researchers and most successful students.

Named after Ronald Erwin McNair, the renowned American NASA astronaut and physicist, the McNair Scholars Program is a Federal TRiO program designed to prepare students from low income, first-generation, and traditionally underrepresented groups for doctoral studies.

Since its inception in 2003, the program at FIU has served more than 375 students and has produced 166 graduates. Seventy McNair alumni are currently enrolled in graduate programs—and, this fall, several of the last cohort’s alumni will be starting Ph.D. programs at Stony Brooke, Georgia Tech, MIT, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and other prestigious universities around the country. Read more on FIU NEWS.