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The 20th Annual

MKN McNair Heartland Research Conference

will be held

September 23-25, 2016,


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 2016 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 Negash M.S.Ed., University of Kansas

Phone: (785) 864-3412

e-mail: leyesus1@ku.edu


Jeanne Gerhard, Kansas State University

Phone: (785) 532-6137

e-mail: jgerhard@ksu.edu

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