The $1200 stipend associated with this fellowship will be awarded to support sophomores, juniors and seniors working with faculty members on research related to Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk (ComSHER) topics. Up to two fellowships may be awarded per fiscal year.
Nayelie Valenzuela is currently a senior at Iowa State studying public relations. The Sioux City native is a McNair Scholar and an ISCORE/NSCORE Scholar and spends much of her time doing undergraduate research as part of those programs.
Margaret Curry, senior in journalism and mass communication, has been a key player in University Museums’ massive effort to collect biographies of the Cyclones who have left a mark on the world. You can also be a part of the project by volunteering to author one of the remaining 100 biographies.
First-year McNair Scholars Nayelie Valenzuela, a senior in public relations, and Julian Neely, a junior in journalism and mass communication, presented their undergraduate research at the Iowa State University McNair Scholars Student Research Symposium April 17.