The University of Maryland’s 22nd Virtual National Conference for McNair Scholars and Undergraduate Research (March 10 - 12, 2021) is an academic forum that attracts over 400 undergraduate student researchers, faculty, graduate
school recruiters, and businesses from across the country. The Conference allows McNair Scholars to present independent research, to generate ideas about solutions to global and community challenges, and to network with
their peers, graduate school recruiters, and business representatives. Partnering with the McNair Scholars Program is a strategic initiative to enhance business visibility and efforts to strengthen communities through education.
The Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program is a 501(c)(3) Department of Education funded program that serves high academic achievers who are low-income, first generation students, or students who are traditionally underrepresented in graduate school. The mission of the McNair Scholars Program is to prepare and assist its Scholars in matriculating into doctoral programs and earning Ph.D.s