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College of Architecture + The Arts student Santasha Hart, under the guidance of advisor Dr. Winifred E. Newman, Associate Professor, was recently recognized as the eleventh cohort of the FIU Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program. 27 students were awarded the McNair Fellowship this year.
To enter, Hart, a student in the Department of Architecture, had to meet a minimum GPA requirement, fulfill a credit requirement, and submit a resume. She also had to provide a personal sketch and written abstract for her topic of research, “Engineer and Architect Collaboration: How Education can Better Prepare the Two Professions for Efficient Collaboration.”
The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program provides resources for minorities and first-generation college students to accomplish post-baccalaureate education. In the summer, Hart, along with all other McNair Fellows, will carry out her research with funding from the Program. “I am…pleased that I get the opportunity to take part in such an esteemed program…” said Hart.