2020 McNair Research Conference

 

Registration is now open! Please click here to register to attend the conference. 

The 22nd Annual Texas National McNair Research Conference will be held Friday, February 21st, 2020 through Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 at the University of North Texas (UNT).

Sponsored by the UNT McNair Scholars Program, the 2020 conference will provide McNair Scholars exciting personal and professional development opportunities including:

  • Present their research (either oral or poster format) in a low-pressure, professional, and  academic setting on Saturday, February 22nd; UNT faculty members will review and provide feedback for all presentations;
  • Visit with graduate school recruiters from a wide range of institutions at our national graduate school fair on Friday, February 21st from 1-4 pm;
  • Meet, network, and socialize with McNair Scholars from across the United States;
  • Participate in a variety of panel discussions relevant to preparing for graduate school and ongoing research.

McNair staff that attend will have networking opportunities and are invited to participate in all conference events and activities. McNair staff will also have opportunities to learn more about graduate programs at the University of North Texas.

2020 McNair Conference Tentative Schedule 

Friday, February 21, 2020

Time

Event

Room

10:00  – 11:00 AM

UNT – Graduate Programs Spotlight – Learn about UNT’s 88 master’s and 36 doctoral degrees at our Tier One research university at this information session hosted by the Toulouse Graduate School and Office of Admissions.

 

Union 314

9:00 – 11:30 AM

Conference Registration Opens

Union 310A

11:30 – 12:45 PM

Conference Lunch

  • Welcome

Union 314

1:00 – 4:00 PM

 

*1:00 – 2:20 PM

 

*2:40 – 4:00 PM

Graduate Schools Recruitment Fair (recruiter check in starts at 10am)

UNT Programs Recruitment Fair (*fairs run concurrently)

 

Choosing the Right Graduate Advisor (Panel)

 

The Research Apprenticeship of the Graduate Student (Panel)

 

Union 333

Union 339

 

Union 332

 

Union 332

 

4:30 – 5:30 PM

Graduate Recruiter Panel

 

Union 382

 

6:00 – 7:30 PM

Opening Dinner

McNair Alumni & Their Paths to the Ph.D. and Beyond (Panel)

 

Union 314

 

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Time

Event

Room

8:00 – 9:45 AM

Breakfast

Union 314

9:00 – 1:00 PM

Poster Setup

Union 314C

10:00 – 12:30 PM

Oral Presentations

Various Rooms

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Lunch

Union 314

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Tour the UNT Campus with Graduate Student Ambassadors

Various Rooms

1:30 – 3:00 PM

Poster Presentations

Union 314C

3:00 – 5:00 PM

Oral Presentations

Various Rooms

 

5:30 – 9:00 PM

Celebration Dinner & Dance

Union 314

 

Sunday, February 23, 2020

9:00 – 11:00 AM

Brunch and Farewell

 

Hilton Garden Inn

3110 Colorado Blvd.

Denton, TX 76210

Phone: 940-891-4700