McNair Scholars Program Symposium: Future Leaders in Innovation

Registration now open for groups and individuals external to the University of Cincinnati. University of Cincinnati registration to open in September. 

Join us at the McNair Scholars Program Undergraduate Research Symposium at the University of Cincinnati: Future Leaders in Innovation November 1 - 3, 2024. 

This symposium is open to McNair Scholars and other undergraduate researchers who are looking to be supported in their preparation for graduate school which will lead them to careers working to solve the problems of our post-pandemic world.

Conference Highlights: 

  • Innovative Graduate School Preparation Workshops 
  • Presentation by the University of Cincinnati Graduate College 
  • Cultural Excursion of Cincinnati 
  • Inspiring Keynotes Speakers including McNair Alumni
  • McNair Alumni Panel 
  • Individual Opportunities for Appointments with University of Cincinnati Departments
  • Graduate School Fair and Graduate Life Campus Tour 
  • Opportunities to Present Research in Poster Sessions or Podium Presentations
  • Opportunities to Network with Faculty, Staff, and Current Graduate Students 

For questions and additional information, please email 

Tentative Symposium Agenda

12pm - 4pm (EST): Registration

3pm - 3:30pm, 4pm - 4:30pm (EST): Welcome and University of Cincinnati Graduate College Welcome

3pm - 5pm (EST): Graduate Life Tours and Individual Appointments with Departments 

6:30pm - 9:30pm (EST): Cultural Excursion and Dinner 

8am - 11am (EST): Registration

8:30am - 10am (EST): Opening Breakfast - Welcome and Keynote

10am - 10:15am (EST): Break and Transition

10:15am - 12:15pm (EST): Concurrent Workshops - Block 1 

12:15pm - 12:30pm (EST): Break and Transition

12:30pm - 1:30pm (EST): Networking Luncheon

1:30pm - 1:45pm (EST): Break and Transition 

1:45pm - 3:45pm (EST): Concurrent Workshops - Block 2 

2pm - 3:30pm (EST): Student Poster Presentations 

3:45pm - 5:45pm (EST): Graduate School Fair

5:45pm - 6pm (EST): Break and Transition 

6pm - 8pm (EST): Scholar's Banquet, sponsored by UC Graduate College, and Keynote Speaker 

9am - 11am (EST): Registration

9:30am - 11am (EST): Breakfast and McNair Alumni Panel 

11am - 11:15am (EST): Break and Transition 

11:15am - 1:30pm (EST): Student Podium Presentations 

1:30pm - 3pm (EST): Luncheon and Closing