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The 23rd Annual

MKN McNair Heartland Research Conference

will be held

September 20-22, 2019

at the Marriott Country Club Plaza Hotel

45th and Main Street

in Kansas City, Missouri's historic Country Club Plaza district



The McNair Heartland Research Conference offers undergraduates the opportunity to...

  • present their research in a friendly yet formal academic setting,
  • network with other McNair Scholars,
  • explore opportunities for graduate study, and
  • become eligible for a drawing to win a scholarship.

The conference highlights include individual student research presentations, a graduate recruitment fair, speakers and panel discussions, a pre-conference workshop on writing graduate admissions essays, and opportunities to interact with graduate school faculty and staff.


MKN has established four scholarships for Heartland Conference presenters.

  • Four (4) scholarships of $250 awarded
  • All current conference presenters eligible

QUESTIONS? Contact Kari Azevedo at (660) 543-4135 or by e-mail: kazevedo@ucmo.edu



Dr. Kari Azevedo, University of Central Missouri

Phone: (660) 543-4135

e-mail: kazevedo@ucmo.edu


Mulu Lemma M.S.Ed., University of Kansas

Phone: (785) 864-3412

e-mail: leyesus1@ku.edu


Dr. Shanna Eggers, Emporia State University 

Phone: 20-341-5097

E-mail: seggers@emporia.edu 

Maggie R Borders, M.A. (she/her), Kansas State University

Phone: 785-532-5359

e-mail: mborders@ksu.edu 


Heartland Conference