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Students Present Research at Twelfth Annual National McNair Research Conference

McNair Scholars Brittany Allman, Alisia Drew, and Rebecca Santi presented their research at twelfth annual National McNair Research Conference and Graduate School Fair, sponsored by the University of Maryland—College Park, March 17–20, 2011.

Allman, an Exercise Science major, presented her research project, “The Effects of a Program of Aerobic Exercise versus Yoga on Physiological Parameters and Quality of Life Indicators for Breast Cancer Survivors,” a research proposal guided by Dr. Madeleine Paternoster-Bayles.

Drew’s research project, “Love Can Be Colorblind, but Can You? College Students’ Attitudes toward Interracial Dating,” was guided by faculty mentor Dr. Melanie Hildebrandt. Drew is a Child and Family Studies major.

Lastly, Santi, a Psychology major, presented her work, “He Can; Why Can’t I?: The Sexual Double Standard and Gender Roles of College Students,” a research project completed under the direction of Dr. Maureen McHugh.

The scholars where accompanied by Hilary Staples, assistant director, McNair Scholars Program. Both Allman and Drew’s travel expenses were supplemented by travel grants they secured through the undergraduate research travel fund administered through the School of Graduate Studies and Research. Congratulations, McNair Scholars, on a job well done!

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