2019 Daily Schedule

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2019 McNair Scholars Resaerch Conference Daily Schedule

Friday, February 15, 2019


Event Room
10:00 AM-11:00 AM Optional Pre-Conference Event

UNT – Graduate Programs Spotlight – Learn about UNT’s 88 master’s and 37 doctoral degrees at our Tier One research university at this information session hosted by the Toulouse Graduate School and Office of Admissions.

Union 314
8:00 AM-11:00 AM

Conference Registration Opens

Union 314 Lobby
11:00 AM–12:45 PM

Conference Lunch

  • Welcome- Dr. Glenisson de Oliveira & Dr. Kevin Caffrey
  • Lunch
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Constance Lacey
Union 314
1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Graduate Schools Recruitment Fair

UNT Programs Recruitment Fair

Union 333

Union 339

1:00 PM-2:20 PM

The Research Apprenticeship of the Graduate Student
Moderator: Dr. Elizabeth Oldmixon
Panelists: Dr. Pamela Padilla, Dr. Masood Ashraf Raja, & Dr. Bill Acree
Union 381
2:40 PM-4:00 PM Choosing the Right Graduate Advisor
Moderator: Dr. Kevin Caffrey
Panelists: Dr. Adrian Cadar, Dr. Juan Nunez, Mr. Jose Robledo,
& Mr. Everrett Moore
Union 381
4:30 PM–5:30 PM

Graduate Recruiter Panel

Moderator: Ms. Dana Mordecai (University of North Texas)
Panelists: Mr. Jarron Decker (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Dr. Moises Orozco (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), & Dr. Joseph L. Brown (Stanford University)

Union 332
7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Opening Dinner
McNair Alumni Panel & Their Paths to the Ph.D. and Beyond
Moderator: Dr. James Duban
Panelists: Dr. Tyson Lewis, Dr. Zuleyma Carruba-Rogel, Dr. Priscilla Ybarra, & Dr. Adrian Cadar

Union 314


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Time Event Room
8:00 AM–9:45 AM


Union 314
9:00 AM–10:00 PM Poster Setup Union 314C
10:00 AM–12:30 PM Oral Presentations I* Various Rooms*
12:30 PM–1:30 PM Lunch Union 314
1:00 PM–2:00 PM Tour the UNT Campus with Graduate Student Ambassadors Various Rooms
1:30 PM–3:00 PM Poster Presentations II* Union 314C
3:00 PM–5:00 PM Oral Presentations Various Rooms*
6:00 PM–8:00 PM

Celebration Dinner

Union 314

* See oral presentation schedules for room assignments.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Time Event
9:00 AM–11:00 AM

Brunch and Farewell

Hilton Garden Inn
3110 Colorado Blvd.
Denton, TX 76210
Phone: 940-891-4700