Department of Mathematics
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California
Increasing the Number of Underrepresented Students in STEAM Disciplines
at the Graduate Level
The McNair Scholars Program at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is one of more than 150 so-named programs federally-funded by the U.S. Department of Education and has the overarching goal of increasing the number of graduate degrees awarded to students from underrepresented segments of society. In this paper, we will give an overview of the various components of the program at LMU and will address the rewards and challenges of the program at multiple levels.