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UA Holds 13th Annual McNair Scholars Research Conference

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama McNair Program will hold its 13th Annual UA McNair Scholars Research Conference on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m. in Lloyd Hall.

McNair Scholars

The scholars represent five different colleges across the University, and their topics span the natural and social sciences as well as the humanities.

McNair Scholars participating in the 2012 conference include: Hailah Saeed, Sydney Branch, Brass Bralley, Kristi Randle, Eugene Randle, Michael Hodnett, Keith Saint, Jade Watters, Joshua Moncrief, Paul Ramirez, Akeem Borom and Mark King.

A TRIO program jointly funded by UA and the Department of Education, McNair helps prepare first-generation college students in financial need and those from groups historically underrepresented in graduate school to pursue graduate study.

After a short opening session at 5:30 p.m. in 328 Lloyd, the 12 members of the 2012 cohort of McNair Scholars will present, in concurrent sessions, research they completed under faculty direction in full-time summer research internships. The conference concludes with an awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. in the third floor lobby of Lloyd Hall.

The conference schedule appears at “News and Events” at


The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.