Cultivating Leadership Through Research

4th Annual University of New Mexico
Ronald E. McNair Research & Leadership Conference
October 6-9, 2010

Who Should Attend

McNair & Other Undergraduate Research Scholars
are invited to present their research projects  - oral & poster - in an academic setting. Oral Research Presentationswill be supported by panelists comprised of faculty and graduate students designated to lead audience discussion on research presented and engage presenters in dialogue related to research trends and opportunities. Moderators will be responsive to presenter needs and responsible for tracking audience evaluations while keeping presentations on track. Poster Research Presentations will be supported by volunteers tracking audience evaluations. All presenters will be provided invaluable feedback on their research projects and presentation skills.

Students Aligned with Student Support Services OR Interested in Pursuing Graduate School
are invited to engage in dialogue with faculty, graduate students and graduate program recruiters regarding the graduate school experience, requirements and opportunities. The conference links undergraduate students to graduate school representatives while providing essential information that preps undergraduate students for graduate studies.

Research Faculty
are invited to the oral and poster research presentations to engage undergraduate scholars in dialogue focused on scholar research projects, research trends in specific fields of study, or graduate research opportunities available in their programs, and invited to serve as panelists for the oral research presentations.

Graduate School Recruiters, Advisors or Representative
are invited to attend the conference to recruit undergraduate students prepped for graduate school and/or doctoral studies. The conference draws some of the nation’s top students that possess academic research experience and who have achieved academic excellence in their field of study. Contact Cassandra Costley, 505.277.2531, in UNM’s Career Service Department to participate in its annual Graduate & Professional School Fair to be held on Thursday, October 7th from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. http://www.career.unm.edu/employer/career_fairs.php