May 2, 2011

UW Hosts 19th Annual Pacific Northwest McNair & EIP Research Conference May 19-21

By Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

University of WashigntonMcNair scholars from across the country will converge on the University of Washington campus to participate in the 19th Annual Pacific Northwest McNair and Early Identification Program Research Conference, May 19-21.

Have you ever wondered how sororities impact academic achievement in the Latina community or what the hurricane season might hold this year? Those questions will be addressed in the conference that will be attended by students from UW, Boise State, Cleveland State, Earlham College, Heritage University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, University of Northern Colorado, Portland State, St. Mary’s, UC Davis, and Wayne State University.

The conference begins on Thursday, May 19, with a welcome social at the Burke Museum at 6 p.m. The UW McNair and EIP programs will pair with the Undergraduate Research Program to host the research symposium from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 20, in Mary Gates Hall. The conference will conclude with a faculty panel and lunch on Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m., also in Mary Gates Hall.

More information can be found on the McNair/EIP Research Conference web site.

Photos from last year’s conference can be viewed here.

The Ronald E. McNair Program prepares low-income, first-generation and underrepresented undergraduate students for doctoral studies, while the Early Identification Program encourages and assists undergraduates from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds to prepare for and succeed in graduate or professional school. Both programs are housed within the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity.

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