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27th Annual National Ronald E. McNair
Research Graduate & Recruitment

October 19 - 21, 2018

Renaissance Hotel - Schaumburg, IL
Registration Opens August 20th, 2018

Register Today for the 2018 McNair Research Conference

The National McNair Research Conference has been designed to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to present their research in a professional and nurturing environment.

Workshops, panel discussions, and activities will introduce McNair Scholars to the nature of graduate study as well as provide helpful tips and suggestions in writing an effective graduate admissions application.

Conference Highlights

The Educational Opportunity Association is excited to host its National McNair Student Research Conference and Graduate Fair from October 19th to October 21st, 2018 in Schaumburg, IL at the Renaissance Hotel.

The Conference will provide:

  • A Graduate/Professional School Fair on Friday/Saturday, featuring more than 50 of the country's top graduate schools
  • Networking Activities where student participants will interact with graduate/professional school faculty and representatives in an informal setting
  • Workshops designed for students who are beginning to consider graduate study, as well as those who are currently going through the graduate/professional school application process
  • Research & Poster Presentations by McNair Scholars from around the country
    Good food, fun, great company in a professional, hotel setting!

Information for McNair Conference Participants

The registration fee for participants this year is $550.00 and it covers the following:

  • All meals offered by the event

  • Access to College Graduate Fair

  • Opportunity to attend/present poster and/or oral presentation.

  • Participation in all activities and workshops offered by the event

Questions? Con
tact Aaron Cortes ( or Shannon Williams (

Information for Graduate Recruiters

The registration fee for Graduate Recruiters covers the following:

  • Exhibitor table for your Institution at the Graduate Fair (5.5 hrs) on Friday October 19th, 2018

  • Recruiters dinner table to dine with McNair/SSS students during the Graduate Opening Dinner on Friday October 19th, 2018

  • Opportunity to submit presentation on an array of topics related to admissions to Graduate program on Saturday October 20th between 9:30am to 11:45am

Graduate Recruiter Conference Registration Fees

Registration Deadline:

September 10th (for Graduate Recruiters)

Graduate School Representative Registration - $125.00

On-Site: Approved by EOA Conference Committee only - $175.00

Questions? Contact Aaron Cortes ( or Shannon Williams (

EOA Foundation

The EOA Foundation provides scholarships and awards to TRIO and educational opportunity program students in the ten-state region served by EOA.


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