FIU McNair Scholars Research Conference 2017 Program


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See the Student FIU McNair Scholars Research Guide

  Wednesday, October 18
Event at Hilton Miami Airport Hotel (Conference Hotel)
6:00 p.m. Outdoor Poolside McNair Welcome Event
  Thursday, October 19
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 (SASC Auditorium)
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Welcome (SASC Auditorium)
  Plenary Keynote Address
10:00 a.m. Student Oral Presentations - Session I (until 12:15 p.m.) (Multiple Rooms)
12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion & Lunch - "What to expect in Graduate School"(Everglades Hall Multi Purpose Room)
12:30 p.m Director's Lunch
Michael L. Jeffries, Special Assistant to the President for McNair Programs COE 
(Parkview Conference Room)
2:00 p.m. Student Oral Presentations - Session II (until 5 p.m.) (Multiple Rooms)
5:15 p.m Fireside Chat
with Carl McNair (SASC Auditorium)
6:30 p.m. Campus Tours
7:30 Bus departs FIU for Hotel
Friday, October 20
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 (Outside of Parkview and GC Ballrooms Lobby)
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. FIU Networking - Continental Breakfast (Parkview Hall)
10:35 - 11:35 a.m.

Workshop Session
Vernetta K. Williams, PhD "Next Level Writing: Understanding Graduate School Writing Expectations"
(Everglades Hall)

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch on Campus (GC Fresh Food Company)
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Poster Presentations (GC Ballrooms)
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Graduate Fair (GC Ballrooms)
4:30 p.m. Bus departs FIU for hotel
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 
12:00 a.m. 2017 FIU McNair Research Scholars Conference Adjourns
12:30 a.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)