Annual McNair Conference
May 15-17, 2014 | University of Washington – Seattle Campus
The 22nd Annual McNair/EIP/G-MAP Research Conference is hosted by the University of Washington in Seattle. Similar to the previous year, we will be combining our 22nd Annual Research Conference with the University of Washington's Undergraduate Research Symposium (URP). This conference is designed to provide prospective graduate students the opportunity to present their current research and network with other students and faculty from select research institutions.* Any McNair Scholar from any college/university or EIP Affiliates from the University of Washington who are interested in sharing their research are encouraged to attend.
To apply to present at the conference, submit a paper or poster abstract by February 24, 2014. Abstracts are submitted through the registration process (see below).
Not ready to present this year but want to be a part of the action? We’re looking for volunteers to help with the symposium! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email address and your major/areas of interest, and the volunteer organizers will contact you with additional information about volunteering.
How do I register?
If you are a student and plan on presenting a poster or oral presentation, you must first contact your McNair Program Director at your institution and retrieve a code before you proceed with the registration process below.
All other students not presenting including staff can proceed with the registration process below without a code.
Conference Registration Fee
The 2014 conference fee is $200 per person for both students and staff from institutions other than the University of Washington. The $200 covers select conference meals and stewardships.
The 2012 conference fee is $190 per person for both students and staff from institutions other than the University of Washington. The $190 covers select conference meals (see last year's event calendar) and stewardships.
The McNair/EIP Research Conference will be held on the University of Washington campus, including events in Mary Gates Hall, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, and the Husky Union Building (HUB). For maps of the University of Washington, click here. The Official Conference Schedule, including specific presentation and event locations, is coming soon.
Hotel and Transportation Information (Please follow the link)
Where is the conference held?
The McNair/EIP Research Conference will be held on the University of Washington campus primarily in Mary Gates Hall, except for the opening reception and brunch. The opening reception Thursday, May 19, 2011 will be held in the Burke Museum. The Brunch on Friday, May 20, 2011 will be held in the Walker-Ames room in Kane Hall. For maps of the University of Washington, click here.
Are hotels available?
Yes. We have two hotels with blocks reserved for conference participants:
To reserve a room, please call or e-mail the hotel of your choice and indicate that you would like a room under the "McNair Program 2011." Both hotels offer double-occupancy rooms ($109-University Inn; $139-Watertown) to be billed directly to the visitor making the arrangements. Reservation blocks are for Thursday and Friday nights. Check-in starts at 3pm Thursday, May 19 and the check-out time is by 12pm Saturday, May 21. These are non-smoking rooms and any additional charges are the responsibility of the conference visitor.
Is transportation to and from the airport arranged?
No, there is no arranged transportation to and from the University of Washington. However, there are plenty of ways to travel to and from the airport:
Seattle has an excellent bus system and trip planner.
Enter "Seatac Airport to University of Washington" into the query.
Take the light rail to downtown and transfer at the bus terminal.
SeaTac Airport offers a variety of alternative transportation resources.
Where do I find help with abstract writing?
All abstract writing workshop have past, however here are some helpful resources:
I'm not presenting this year. How can I still get involved?/Volunteer Opportunities.
Not ready to present this year but want to be a part of the action? We’re looking for volunteers to help with Symposium! See opportunities at:http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/symp/volunteer.html
Interested in promoting your program at the Grad Fair?
We will be holding the 2014 Graduate Program Recruitment Fair to actively recruit UW and other visiting McNair Scholars to apply for your graduate programs! Not only can you recruit prospective graduate students, you are also invited to our conference Welcome Dinner and bowling event on Thursday, May 15th, a formal breakfast and speakers on Friday morning, an afternoon full of student presentations so you can target your recruitment based on individual research interets, and a faculty panel/breakfast on Saturday! All conference events are included in the cost. Lodging and transportation are not included.
When: Thursday, May 15th, 2014, Noon – 3pm
Where: University of Washington, Seattle, Mary Gates Hall Commons
Includes a 6-foot table, 1 or 2 chairs and meals for the duration of the conference
Cannot make it to the conference but still interested in promoting your program at the Grad Fair?
Sign up to advertise in our conference program!
1/2-Page Color ad: $150
Full-Page Color Ad: $225
E-mail us for more information.
*Last year’s conference brought close to 200 scholars and staff from Boise State University, California State University at Long Beach, Henderson State University, Heritage University, Kent State University, Lamar University, Portland State University, Sam Houston State University, Southern Oregon University, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of North Dakota, University of Northern Colorado, University of Saint Thomas, and the University of Washington. This year’s conference promises to be just as big!
The McNair/EIP/GO-MAP Conference is sponsored in part by: