REGISTRATION IS FULL

Thank you for your interest in the 2020 UCLA Virtual National McNair Conference. Registration is now full. Please find an outline of the remote conference details below.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE – July 29 – 31, 2020

A full schedule will be released closer to the conference start date. This is the preliminary conference activity schedule:

Wednesday, July 29th
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PDT Welcome and Plenary Speaker
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT Student Presentations
Graduate School Application Workshop
UCLA Virtual Campus Tour

Thursday, July 30th
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT Student Presentations
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT Networking Hour with Graduate Students
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT McNair Directors and Staff Meeting
Graduate School Application Workshop
UCLA Virtual Campus Tour

Friday, July 31st
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PDT Welcome and Plenary Speaker
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT Student Presentations
Graduate School Application Workshop
UCLA Virtual Campus Tour


GRADUATE SCHOOL FAIR – FALL

Thursday, Oct 29th
Virtual Graduate School Fair (included with Conference Registration)

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Main conference activities will be hosted through Zoom. Participants must download and install the latest version of the Zoom desktop application (FREE, no subscription necessary). Conference participation and Zoom requires the following:

  • Stable internet connection – Broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE) 
  • Speakers and a microphone – Built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth 
  • Webcam or HD webcam – Built-in or USB plug-in

STUDENT PARTICIPANTS

All students have the opportunity to present either a poster or an oral presentation. The primary contact for the registering institution will determine which kind of presentation the student will present, or if they will not present, at time of registration.

ABSTRACTS

On June 24th, all participants who have been registered will receive a request to complete an Individual Information Form. This is where students will provide supplemental information and submit their abstracts. Abstracts are due by July 10th. Any students who fail to submit an abstract by this date will not be scheduled to present. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, formatted in Microsoft Word, and single-spaced, using size 12 Times New Roman font. 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Oral presenters will be assigned to panels of three students and presentations will be limited to 15 minutes each. After all panelist present, there will be 15 minutes for Q + A.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Poster presentation sessions will be organized into 1-hour long sessions with four to five presenters per session. Each poster panel presenter will have 5-minutes to introduce themselves and their research. Students should prepare a 2-3 minute “elevator pitch” or research spiel summarizing their research poster. There will be at least 30 minutes at the end for Q+A from the audience after all presenters briefly introduce their research. 

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Keynote Speakers

  • Oral and Poster Presentations

  • Graduate School Application Workshops

  • Network with McNair Scholars and Graduate Students

  • Access to UCLA Graduate School Fair (Fall)

  • Virtual Campus Tour