At the conference, your McNair Scholars will have the opportunities to:
Registration Fees: $150 for Scholars and $200 for McNair Staff (includes all meals from Friday evening until Sunday morning and all conference materials).
Hotel Rates: $99/night for 1 to 4 guest/room
Brief Tentative Overview:
|Friday, February 20||
9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
|Saturday, February 21||
Grad School Fair
Dinner, Keynote Address, and Dance
7:00 a.m. 7:45 a.m.
8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
|Sunday, February 22||Closing Brunch||9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.|
Conference contact-- Diana Elrod firstname.lastname@example.org 940.565.4819
Showcase information-- this is an exclusive opportunity for McNair scholars to learn about UNT during the McNair Showcase. To learn more information and sign up for our pre-conference events, please click here.
$99/night for 1 to 4 guests/room on Denton's "Hospitality Hill"
Please contact one of the following for room reservations and lodging fee payment. Mention McNair Conference when making your reservations to receive conference rate.
Best Western Premier – 940.387.1000
Courtyard by Marriott – 940.382.4600
Hilton Garden Inn – 940.891.4700
DEADLINE for Reservations – January 30, 2015
* ENV — UNT Campus - Environmental Education, Science, and Technology Building
** - See presentation schedule for room assignments
|Friday, February 20th|
|9:00||3:00||Pre-conference: UNT Toulouse Graduate School Showcase|
|3:30||5:00||Graduate School Representatives Panel Discussion||125-ENV|
|7:00||9:00||Opening Dinner||UNT Gateway Center Ballroom|
|10:00||12:00||Networking and Social||Hospitality Hill Best Western Premier|
|Saturday, February 21st|
|7:30||7:50||Morning Moderators'/Evaluators' Meeting||110-ENV|
|8:00||10:00||Poster Presentation Set-up||2nd Floor-ENV|
|8:00||12:00||Oral Presentations - I **||ENV|
|10:00||2:00||Graduate School Fair||Atrium-ENV|
|1:00||1:20||Poster Evaluators' Meeting||110-ENV|
|2:10||2:30||Afternoon Moderators'/Evaluators' Meeting||110-ENV|
|2:40||5:00||Oral Presentations - II **||ENV|
|7:00||11:00||Banquet and Dance||UNT Gateway Center Ballroom|
|Sunday, February 22nd|
|9:00||11:00||Farewell Brunch and Evaluations||Hospitality Hill Hilton Garden Inn|
Abstracts (200 word limit, MS Word, 12 pt, single-spaced) should be submitted via email (email will be sent after registration is complete) no later than Friday, January 30, 2015. If you have questions, please contact Rebekah Samaniego (email@example.com).
Title of Presentation
Name of Scholar and Name and Title (i.e. Ph.D., Ed.D., M.D., etc) of Mentor(s)
Scholar's and/or Mentor's Department(s)
Gender and Ethnicity: The Political Incorporation of Latina State Legislators
Christina Bejarano and Valerie Martinez-Ebers, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science
University of North Texas
The political incorporation of communities of color has increased significantly in the last twenty-five years. Has electoral participation among women of color been below, equal, or superior to that of men of color? Lastly, will the presence of elected women of color change the nature of policy making in any systematic way? The research analyzes patterns of election and policy advocacy for Latinas in state legislative office in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas for the period 1990-1998. We then conducted an exploratory analysis of legislative priorities, strategizing, and success among a group of Latina and Latino legislators in California and Texas. To what extent are these patterns of gender representation replicated in patterns of ethnic representation? Do states with higher levels of gender representation also have higher levels of ethnic representation in their state legislatures? Are the trends developing at similar rates?
All oral presentations will occur on Saturday, February 21 from approximately 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The time allotted for each oral presentation is 15 minutes (12-presentation, 3-questions) with 5 minutes between presentations. Please have your presentation saved to a flash drive. The following presentation equipment will be provided: screens, projectors, PowerPoint soft-ware, pointers, and computers. If Apple equipment is needed, you must provide your own projectors and computers. It is STRONGLY advised that all presenters use the equipment provided.
All poster presentations will take place on Saturday, February 21 from approximately 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Your poster may be displayed all day but must be in place no later than 10:00 a.m. All posters will be displayed on the provided boards. Push pins will be provided.