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McNair scholar picks up research conference win

Submitted by Liz Fox on August 27, 2012 – 1:17 pmNo Comment

UALR student James Houston II, a senior and McNair Scholar, won second place at a research conference held in Atlanta this summer.

Along with 24 other McNair Scholars, he attended the 18th annual Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel McNair/Student Support Services Research Conference from June 21-24.

Houston’s project, which demonstrated how jet engines can heat deicing fluid, was one of nine chosen to be presented in the Oral and Poster Presentation.

The McNair Scholars program, which is also known as the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, began at UALR in1991 after being selected by the U.S. Department of Education.  As one of the Federal TRIO programs, it is 100% federally funded, and its objective is to prepare low-income and first-generation college students for graduate school and doctoral-level research.

More information about the program can be found at

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