See the Student FIU McNair Scholars Research Guide

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33199

Registration Fees:

Registration Type Registration Deadline Cost 
Early Bird August 20, 2018 $250.00
Standard September 21, 2018 $275.00


  • Admission to all Sessions, Workshops, Panel Discussions, Keynote Speakers, Graduate Fair, and Oral & Poster Presentations.
  • Continental Breakfast (Thursday & Friday, FIU)
  • Lunch (Thursday & Friday, FIU)
  • The FIU McNair Scholar Research Conference will be hosting its Miami Cruise Closing Banquet, featuring scenic views of the Miami Skyline (included in paid registration price, spaces are limited).

Deadline for Abstracts

Friday, September 21, 2018 is the deadline for submitting an abstract.



Best advice for undergrads: Get your research out there!

FIU Mcnair Conference PhotoUndergraduates participating in research under the guidance of a professor or industry mentor should take the next step: share the work with others as a poster or oral presentation.

Exchanging ideas and learning from peers is the purpose of the upcoming FIU McNair Scholars Research Conference to be held October 18-19 at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus of Florida International University in Miami. Students representing a variety of disciplines will have the opportunity to present the findings of their research.

“Research is about scientific investigation and sharing results,” says E. George Simms, former assistant vice provost at Florida International University in Miami. "This is an invaluable opportunity for undergraduates to push themselves. It’s an important leap.”

To participate in the conference, students must first submit a brief abstract that includes the project’s background, methods and results. The conference organizers will review the abstracts and notify individual students of acceptance. The deadline for abstract submission is on September 21, 2018. To ensure a spot at the conference, students who do not yet have the results of summer projects can submit a preliminary abstract and follow up later with complete information. Instructions and an abstract template can be found on the abstract submission page.

At the conference, experts will judge the posters and grade the oral presentations. They will provide useful feedback to students and award prizes to top performers.

“The experience will help students fine tune their critical thinking skills,” Simms says. “Students will get productive advice so that they understand how to improve.” And, he adds, the experience will stand out to prospective graduate schools and employers.

In addition to posters and presentations, the conference program will feature speakers on topics such as applying for graduate school and securing funding, preparing for the GRE and finding the perfect mentor. A graduate-school fair will feature recruiters from various universities. An opening reception will be open to all participants.

More information, including details about registration and discounted hotel accommodations can be found at