Last summer, nine researchers from Augsburg College traveled to California for one of the largest national gatherings of McNair Scholars. The Auggies presented findings from their summer research at the University of California, Berkeley for the 21st Annual Ronald E. McNair California Scholars Research Symposium, which boasts more than 300 student attendees. Augsburg students spent an average of 400 hours exploring their research topics, developing theses, collecting and reviewing data, and preparing formal paper presentations. Scholars were paired with a faculty mentor in their discipline to gain extensive skills and knowledge, learn research methods, and practice writing and public speaking. The students represented a wide range of disciplines including biology, philosophy, physics, and sociology.