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FIU McNair Scholars Research Conference 2018 Program

See the Student FIU McNair Scholars Research Guide



  Wednesday, October 17
Event at Hilton Miami Airport Hotel (Conference Hotel)
6:00 p.m. Outdoor Poolside McNair Welcome Event
  Thursday, October 18
All events at FIU's Modesto A. Maidique Campus
7:30 a.m. Bus departs Hotel for FIU
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Conference Registration (The Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Welcome 
  Plenary Keynote Address  (The Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center)

"From a Dream to Reality: A Meandering and Sometimes Rocky Pathway to the Sea" Dr. Ashanti Johnson

10:15 a.m. Student Oral Presentations - Session I (until 12:35 p.m.) (Graham Center and the Frost Art Museum)
12:45 p.m. Panel Discussion & Lunch (Graham Center Middle Ballroom)
12:45 p.m Directors' Lunch (Graham Center Panther Suite)
2:00 p.m. Student Oral Presentations - Session II (until 5 p.m.) (Graham Center and the Frost Art Museum)
5:15 p.m Fireside Chat (Student Access and Success Center)
6:45 p.m. Bus departs FIU for Hotel
Friday, October 19
Most events at FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus
8:30 a.m. Bus departs Hotel for FIU
8:00 - 12:00 Noon Poster Drop-off 
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. FIU Networking - Continental Breakfast (Parkview Hall)
10:35 - 11:35 a.m.
  • Putting Together a Winning Personal Statement
    • Dr. Denzil Streete, Yale University
  • Graduate Program Funding
    • Dr. David Shafer, North Carolina State University
  • Narrowing Down and Applying to Your Graduate Programs of Choice
    • Dr. Talline Martins, University of Florida
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch on Campus 
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Poster Presentations (Graham Center Ballrooms)
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Graduate Fair (Graham Center Ballrooms)
4:30 p.m. Bus departs FIU for hotel (Student Access and Success Center)
6:30 p.m. Bus departs FIU for Miami Bayside Cruise Ceremony; bus stops at hotel to pick up participants
7:00 p.m. Bus departs Hotel for Miami Bayside Cruise Closing Ceremony
8:00 p.m. Miami Skyline Closing Cruise Banquet - Awards Ceremony (Light dinner included) *Cocktail Attire 
11:00 p.m. 2018 FIU McNair Research Scholars Conference Adjourns
11:30 p.m. Bus departs Miami Bayside for Hotel (participants who wish to remain at Biscayne Bay area, after the bus departs, will be responsible for securing their own transportation to the hotel)