FIU McNair Scholars Research Conference 2014

Thank you, students, faculty, sponsors, grad fair recruiters and staff, for making the inaugural FIU McNair Scholar Research Conference a resounding success!

We welcomed 150+ attendees from more than two dozen universities. More than 100 students presented their research, and some two dozen universities participated in our graduate-school fair

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Please make plans to join us next year: October 14-16, 2015

The FIU McNair Scholars Research Conference offers a dynamic, interdisciplinary forum in which undergraduate students can share their work. Students actively contributing to research under the guidance of a university professor are invited to participate. Work in the area of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and related fields will be presented as posters and/or orally. Important feedback will help students to improve their investigational and presentation skills, and the experience will prepare them to compete at even higher levels in the future.

The FIU McNair Scholars Research Conference helps students build both their skills and their resumes while providing valuable information about graduate school. Keynote speakers will address the challenges and rewards of earning advanced degrees, and graduate program recruiters will offer advice and information during the graduate school fair.

McNair at FIU
The FIU Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program, which runs the FIU McNair Scholars Research Conference, was established in 2003 and is funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. For more information, click here.

Program Highlights

  • Abstract submissions
  • Poster presentations and competition
  • Research workshops with oral presentations
  • Keynote speakers
  • Graduate school fair
  • Graduate school question-and-answer panel
  • The National GEM Consortium GRAD Lab focused on funding (open – free of charge – to graduate and undergraduate students)
  • Networking welcome reception (students and faculty)

Who should attend?

  • Undergraduate students involved in high-quality research, under the guidance of faculty, in STEM and related fields including, but not limited to, McNair scholars.
  • University administrators, faculty and staff working with undergraduate students


The conference will give student attendees:

  • Experience in presenting their research to an interdisciplinary audience
  • A forum for receiving valuable feedback and productive critiques of their research and presentations
  • Exposure to the research work of other students
  • Opportunities to network with professors and others working in STEM and related fields
  • Motivational and informational talks on the graduate admissions process and requirements
  • Access to a graduate school recruitment fair to learn about master’s and Ph.D. programs at universities
  • Talks on graduate school fellowships and other funding

Florida International University

A member of the State University System of Florida, FIU is an urban, multi-campus, public research university serving its students and the diverse population of South Florida. 


Find Florida International University on the Map

View the FIU Modesto Maidique Campus Map.  The conference will be held in the Graham Center (GC).

Driving Directions to FIU.

Driving Directions from the InterContinental Hotel to Florida International University are available on Google Maps.