Student To Present Research To Members Of Congress On Capitol Hill

Tonya Hutto, 2011 McNair Scholar and December 2011 graduate from our undergraduate CJ program, was selected by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) to present her McNair research to members of Congress on Capitol Hill on April 24, 2012.

With a narrow 9% acceptance rate, CUR selected only 74 of the 850 undergraduates who applied to participate in this 2012 UCR Posters on the Hill event.

Tonya’s study, entitled “Race Effects in the Adult Court Sentences of Waived Youth: A Replication and Extension,” was supervised by Dr. Rebecca Howell, who served as Tonya’s McNair Scholar Research Mentor.

Tonya and Dr. Howell’s trip will be funded by the UA Office of the Vice-President for Research.

Pictured Above (L-R): Tonya Hutto and Dr. Howell