Newsletter Article

Outreach to McNair Scholars During Annual Conference

Dr. Kenney with grad student volunteers at McNair grad school fairThe Psychology Graduate Program recently participated in a graduate program fair during the 18th Annual Pacific Northwest McNair/EIP (Early Identification Program) Research Conference. The graduate fair was arranged by The Graduate Opportunities Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) of the Graduate School of the University of Washington as part of the conference organized by the University's Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMAD), occurs between April 29-May 1, 2010.

During the annual conference, McNair scholars and their advisors from colleges and universities all over the US attend a variety of networking events, panels, and participate in a poster session or oral presentation showcasing student research. This year, GOMAP presented a unique opportunity to have representatives of some UW graduate programs meet in one location and be available to speak with these talented student researchers.

The Psychology Graduate Program had a fantastic presence, including Dr. Nancy Kenney and Jeanny Mai and 4 graduate students (Angela Garza, Marissa Corona, Clara Wilkins and Lori Malahy, pictured above). We were able to chat with students from the as far away as Cleveland, Ohio!

We are happy to participate in these graduate school fairs, which enable us to speak with potential future students to our program. Here's to a successful conference and best wishes to the new friends/contacts we have made.

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMAD)

Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GOMAP)

University of Washington Ronald E. McNair Program