UW News

May 11, 2011

Research conference for McNair, Early Identification programs May 19-21

UW News

The Percussion Ensemble will perform May 29 in Meany Studio Theater.

Have you ever wondered how sororities impact academic achievement in the Latina community or how marijuana use among college students impacts educational attainment?  Or maybe you are wondering what the hurricane season holds this year – could we see another Katrina-level event?

These are some of the topics to be discussed May 19-21 at the Pacific Northwest McNair & Early Identification Program Research Conference.  McNair Scholars from the University of Washington and across the nation will come together to present their research on these topics and more.  This year the UW McNair/EIP programs and the Undergraduate Research Program are joining forces to provide an intensive day of research posters and oral presentations from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 20, in Mary Gates Hall.

The McNair & EIP Research Conference will kick off its event Thursday, May 19, at 6 p.m. with a welcome social for all visiting McNair Scholars at the Burke Museum, followed by the research symposium on Friday, and will finish with a faculty panel and lunch on Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m.

The objective of the McNair Program is to prepare currently enrolled eligible UW undergraduate students for doctoral study in their chosen fields. Participants are low-income first-generation college students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Early Identification Program encourages and assists undergraduates from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds to enter graduate school.