May 3, 2013

Undergraduates to Present Research at 21st Annual Pacific Northwest McNair/EIP/GO-MAP Research Conference May 16-18

By Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

McNair/EIP/GO-MAP Research ConferenceOver 50 undergraduate McNair scholars and colleagues representing 10 regional and national universities will converge on the University of Washington campus for the 21st annual Pacific Northwest McNair/EIP/GO-MAP Research Conference, May 16-18.

Students will present year-long collaborative research in social science, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and humanities fields, and engage with other students, faculty and staff. For the third consecutive year, the conference will be held in conjunction with the UW’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

The event will feature the work of 26 UW students affiliated with the McNair Scholars Program, Presidential Scholars Program, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation and Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD).

They will be joined by McNair scholars from Arkansas State, Heritage University, Minnesota State, Montana State, University of Northern Iowa, Portland State, Rochester Institute of Technology, Washington State and Westminster College.

Activities will include a welcome social in the Husky Union Building on Thurs., May 16; poster and oral presentations in Mary Gates Hall on Fri., May 17; and a faculty panel discussion at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) on Sat., May 19. A Graduate Recruitment Fair will also be held on Friday (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) at the Kelly ECC. Information on graduate programs from the UW and various universities across the country will be showcased.

The Ronald E. McNair Program is a federally funded TRiO program that offers graduate preparation services to low-income, first generation and underrepresented students. The conference is Co-sponsored by the Early Identification Program (EIP) for Graduate Studies and the Graduate School’s Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GO–MAP). Additional sponsors include IMSD, OMA&D Outreach and Recruitment, Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center and Sigma Xi.

More information, including a detailed schedule, is available on the conference web site. Specific questions can be directed to uwmcnair@uw.edu.

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