McNair Scholars

The Gabriel E. Gallardo Research, Student Leadership & Advocacy Symposium

Go to our 2023 GEG Symposium Website for more details and to register today!

April 17th-19th, 2023

The University of Washington’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (UW OMA&D) looks forward to hosting the 3rd annual Gabriel E. Gallardo Research, Student Leadership & Advocacy Symposium (GEG Symposium). Our 2023 Symposium will be held in person on the University of Washington campus.

This symposium provides a fantastic opportunity for undergraduate researchers to meet other scholars and 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. It is also an opportunity for staff members to spend time networking with and learning alongside colleagues.

We look forward to hosting students who participate in TRIO McNair, TRIO Student Support Services, College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), UW Health Sciences Center for Minority Student Participation (HSCMSP), Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participants (LSAMP), UW EOP Scholars, UW Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Present their research in a supportive learning environment and receive feedback from trained faculty and professionals. 
  • Participate in workshops on graduate school preparationstudent leadership, and advocacy. 
  • Attend a graduate fair and talk with recruiters representing programs nationally and at the University of Washington.
  • Network with faculty, graduate students, undergraduate researchers, leaders, and advocates. 

This symposium builds on UW McNair’s 29-year legacy of hosting a Pacific Northwest Undergraduate Research Conference to honor the legacy of Dr. Gabriel E. Gallardo, who passed away in 2020 after a lifetime of service to educational equity, particularly on behalf of TRIO McNair, TRIO-SSS, and CAMP students.

Register Today!

The GEG Symposium is brought to you by the UW OMA&D Programs: the TRIO McNair Scholars Program, TRIO-SSS, CAMP, and the Health Services Center Minority Students Program (HSCMSP).