The 2016 UNM McNair Scholars Research Conference takes place on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 29-30 at the UNM Student Union Building.

This is a national research conference for McNair scholars from UNM and across the country. Undergraduate scholars will present their high-level research in a moderated symposium. These students will increase their chances of getting into graduate school by participating in this event.

The McNair Scholars Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education at approximately 151 universities nationwide. This program prepares undergraduate students for doctoral studies. Participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education.

McNair students are exceptional students that are selected through a competitive application process. Students conduct faculty-mentored research. The program also has a STEM focus.

Attendees can watch the poster and oral research presentations for free.

For a complete schedule of events visit, McNair’s website.

For more information, call (505) 277-5491 or email,