McNair Scholars

Annual Gabriel E. Gallardo Symposium

The Gabriel E. Gallardo Research, Student Leadership & Advocacy Symposium will be held virtually April 22nd-24th, 2021!

The University of Washington’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (UW OMA&D) looks forward to hosting the first annual Gabriel E. Gallardo Research, Student Leadership & Advocacy Symposium (GEG Symposium). We are building on the UW McNair’s 28-year legacy of hosting a Pacific Northwest Undergraduate Research Conference to honor the legacy of Dr. Gabriel E. Gallardo who passed away last year after a lifetime of service to educational equity, particularly on behalf on TRIO McNair, TRIO-SSS, and CAMP students. This symposium provides an amazing opportunity for undergraduate researchers to meet other scholars and to share their research in a unique, exciting and supportive environment. For all undergraduates, regardless of research participation, it is a chance to learn about the power of student research, leadership, and advocacy. For staff members, it is also an opportunity to spend time networking with and learning alongside colleagues. The GEG Symposium is brought to you by the following UW OMA&D Programs: the TRIO McNair Scholars Program, TRIO-SSS, CAMP, and the Health Services Center Minority Students Program (HSCMSP).

We look forward to hosting TRIO McNair and Student Support Services, CAMP, HSCMSP, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participants, and Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship students and their program staff.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in the following:

  • Present on their research in a supportive learning environment and receive feedback from trained faculty and professionals. 
  • Participate in workshops focused on graduate school preparationstudent leadership, and advocacy. 
  • Learn about applying to graduate school from UW faculty, staff, graduate students, and alumni. 
  • Talk to graduate students about what life is like in grad school. 
  • Network with faculty, graduate students, and other undergraduate researchers, leaders, and advocates. 

Thank you to all of the McNair, Student Support Services, LSAMP, and MMUF Scholars who attended our previous Research Conferences!

2019 Conference

2018 Conference

2017 Conference

2016 Conference