McNair Scholars

McNair Scholars

September 17, 2013

Teri FordJustice Systems Senior Kate Angulski presented “Meth’s Not My Cup of Tea” Perceptions of Methamphetamine among African-American Women” at the 21st Annual McNair Research Presentations on September 9, 2013.  Kate’s presentation is a follow-up of her external summer research. She is one of only four students selected nationwide to participate in the criminal justice track of Using the Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics to Study Crime. This 8 week Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham is supported by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. As part of the REU, Kate received room, board, travel to Birmingham, and a $3,600  stipend.

Justice Systems Senior Teri Ford (pictured above) recieved the Dr. Emmanuel Nnadozie McNair Scholarship. Teri  became a McNair Scholar in January 2013. She plans to become a professor following the attainment of her PhD.

The purpose of the McNair Program is to increase the attainment of Ph.D. degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society.  The mission of Truman’s program is to ensure that participants attain their undergraduate degrees on time, encourage them to enroll in graduate programs and then track their progress through to the successful completion of the Ph.D. For more information on the McNair Program visit



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