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2019 UNM McNair Scholars Research Conference



 Bienvenidos, we welcome all undergraduate research scholars from all majors to participate in the 2019 McNair Scholars Research Conference at the University of New Mexico on October 3 & 4, 2019

Where: Student Union Building, University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M.

When: October 3 & 4, 2019.

Conference Schedule: Schedule Link

Oral and Poster Presentations are free and open to the public! (all other parts of the conference are solely for registered participants).  There are 68 poster and 94 oral presentations scheduled.  To see the schedule click the following link (poster presentation p. 10 -14, oral presentation p. 15-26, abstracts p. 27-76)Presentation Schedules & Abstracts Link

Research Presentation Formats: Click here for details

Conference Highlights:

  • New this year! Excursion to the 10,000+ feet high Sandia Peak Tramway and dinner in an authentic New Mexico setting
  • Meet & Network with scholars from all over the country
  • Presentations evaluated by supportive faculty and graduate students
  • Have the opportunity to present either poster or orally
  • Participate in the UNM Career Services Graduate & Professional School Fair- Over 90 programs nationwide represented Including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Chicago, etc.  Click here for a full list of schools
  • Attend presentations facilitated by graduate school recruiters
  • Visit a unique part of the country; a convergence of cultural and historical traditions set in the Rio Grande Valley at the base of the majestic Sandia Mountains and between two national research laboratories
  • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: Opportunity to experience the magnificence of this event with people from all over the world (This conference coincides with the beginning of the 2019 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta)
  • Tour UNM’s beautiful campus located along historic Route 66 and visit with graduate programs in your field
  • Experience New Mexican cuisine.

Registration (ends 9/5/19): Same price for each student, staff or graduate school recruiter.

  • Early Bird Registration Fee of $225.00/person (Ends Aug. 15, 2019)
  • Regular Registration Fee of $250.00/person (from Aug. 16-Sept. 5, 2019)

The registration fee will include the following: Meals (breakfast, lunch, snack & dinner on Oct. 3, breakfast, lunch, snack on Oct. 4), conference bag/materials, all conference events and graduate school fair.  Lodging is not included with registration fee.  Attendance at both the poster and oral presentations is free and open to the public.  Registration is required for all other conference activities.

Lodging InformationWe highly encourage you to reserve accommodations early! Lodging is in very high demand due to the beginning of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on October 5, 2019. If you wait too long, you may not find any rooms available in Albuquerque during the conference.

  • Option 1, Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel - ROOM BLOCK SOLD OUT ON Fri., Oct. 4! The Sheraton still has rooms available at the conference rate on Wed. & Thurs. Oct. 2 & 3 for $106/room/night + tax.
  • Option 2, UNM Campus Housing (apartment style dorms): Book Campus Housing
    • Rates: $35/night/person on October 2-6, 2019. Attendees must reserve and pay for their rooms in advance of the conference.

 Graduate School Recruiters: Click here for more information

If you have questions, contact us at 505.277.5491 or