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May 14-16, 2015 | University of Washington - Seattle Campus




The 23rd 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 23rd 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 23, 2015. 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 urp@uw.edu with your name, email address and your major/areas of interest, and the volunteer organizers will contact you with additional information about volunteering.

Click Here for the 2015 Conference Schedule

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.

Student Presenters
Register Here

Students not presenting, Faculty, and Staff
Register Here


Conference Registration Fee
The 2015 conference fee is $300.00 per person for staff and $200.00 for students from institutions other than the University of Washington.  The registration fee covers select conference meals and stewardships.

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 Conference Fee
payment instructions

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.

Conference Location
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)

Abstract requirements and tips:

Abstract Writing Workshop - on video!
Abstract Guidelines
Abstract Formatting Tips
How to Write an Abstract Tutorial


Interested in promoting your program at the Grad Fair?

We will be holding the 2015 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 14th, 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 14th, 2015, Noon - 3pm
Where: University of Washington, Seattle,
Mary Gates Hall Commons
Registration Fee: $300, and additional $190 for each additional representative (Includes a 6-foot table, 1 or 2 chairs and meals for the duration of the conference)

For University of Washington Programs, register for the Graduate Program Recruitment Fair Here.

For Outside Programs, register for the Graduate Program Recruitment Fair Here. 


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



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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).