Computing Student, Faculty Member Recognized at McNair Scholars Event

Trent Betters ’24 BS in Computer Science

Trent Betters ’24 BS in Computer Science, and Assistant Professor Briana Bettin, Computer Science and Cognitive and Learning Sciences, were among those recognized at the inaugural McNair Scholars Graduation recognition dinner on April 19, 2024, hosted the McNair Scholars program and the the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

This first cohort of Michigan Tech’s McNair Scholars were recognized for their commitment to research, along with their dedication to scholarly activities and achievements.

“Working with McNair Scholars has been one of the highlights of my career,” said Kathleen Burke, McNair Scholars office manager. “I’m continually humbled by the brilliance and passion I see in these students. I have no doubt they’ll change the world.”

Read more on the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Newsblog.

The Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement (McNair Scholars) Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education at 206 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico. It is a federal TRIO program designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential.