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UW McNair

The 21st  Annual McNair/EIP/GO-MAP Research Conference

May 16 - 18, 2013

UW Seattle Campus


Conference Schedule

Downloadable 2013 Conference Program


Thursday, May 16, 2013

4:00pm-5:00pm: Registration, Husky Union Building (HUB) Room 250

5:00pm-5:45pm: Welcome Remarks and Conference Orientation, HUB Room 250

  • Dr. Gene Kim – Associate Director of the McNair and Early Identification Programs
  • Rosa Ramirez, MPA – Program Services Coordinator of the McNair and Early Identification Programs
  • Dean David Eaton – Dean of the Graduate School, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
  • Brooke Cassell and Raj Chetty – Graduate Student Advisers

6:00pm-8:00pm: Welcome Social and Pizza Party, HUB Game Room


Friday, May 17, 2013

8:00am-9:00am: Student Presenter (Oral and Poster) Registration, Mary Gates Commons
                             Poster Presenters pick up poster board, Mary Gates Hall, Room 293

9:00am-12:00pm: Graduate School Recruitment Fair, Ethnic Cultural Center, Unity Ballroom

10:00am-12:00pm: Brunch, Ethnic Cultural Center, Chicano & Native Rooms (concurrent with Fair)

12:30pm-12:45pm: Undergraduate Research Symposium Welcome, Mary Gates Commons

1:00pm-2:30pm: Performing Arts Session – Meany Studio Theatre

Iris Viveros-Avendaño (1:00pm – 1:15pm)



1:15pm-2:45pm: McNair Oral Session I

MGH 295 - Divides of Power: Ecology, Identity, Media, and (Re)presentations


MGH 287 - Exploring the Natural World: From Numbers to Nanoparticles and Bats to Bacteria


Charity Jessop

Jordan Kennedy


Danielle Huxley

Sandy Nguyen

Katrina England

Hannah Blair

Bryan Dosono

Cheyenne Gerdes

Jamie Staley

Laura White

2:15pm-3:15pm: Snacks, Sandwiches, Coffee, Tea, and Water available in MGH 293

2:30pm-4:00pm: Symposium Poster Session III (including all McNair posters)
Mary Gates Hall 241 / Balcony / Commons

3:45pm-5:15pm: McNair Oral Session II

MGH 295 – Economies of Exploitation, Cultures of Resistance


MGH 287 - Improving Lives via Engineering, Neuroscience, Evolutionary Biology, & Psychology


Mimi Cagaitan

Jennifer Gile


Alex Guardado

Tabatha Memmott

Jessica Gonzalez

Vicky Herrera

Alex Catchings

Jose Mario B. Pineda

Janelle White

Alma Emadi

Saturday, May 18, 2013

All Events in the Ethnic Cultural Center, Unity Ballroom

9:00am-9:45am: Continental Breakfast

9:45am-10:15pm: Welcome, Introductions, Conference Slideshow

10:15am-11:30am: Faculty Panel

11:30am-12:00pm Box Lunch with Faculty Panel


For additional information about the conference, please contact:
McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
University of Washington, Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity
173G Mary Gates Hall 
Box 352803 
University of Washington 
Seattle, WA 98195-1271 
Phone: 206-543-6460 
Fax: 206-543-2746 

The University of Washington McNair Scholars Program is a TRiO Program funded by the United States Department of Education, and the University of Washington, and the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D).