A few Latino students from the University of Nevada share their experiences in the University’s McNair Scholars Summer Research Colloquium. Money quote:
Added Benjamin Del Rosario, a mechanical engineering major, “I learned from this experience that getting your Ph.D. isn’t about having a genius-level IQ. It’s about how willing you are able to be trained … and your willingness to stick with it. … Thanks to this experience, at least we now know 10 other people who have been through the same thing.”
It’s really what it takes – others showing the way so others can walk through the open door.
More about the McNair Scholar Program here.