UNH's Undergraduate Research Conference April 23-28
Contact:  Erika Mantz
603-862-1567
UNH Media Relations
April 19, 2007


DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire’s eighth annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) April 23-28, 2007, will feature hundreds of UNH students from all academic disciplines presenting the results of their research, scholarly and creative works.

Students at UNH work with faculty mentors to conduct scholarly inquiry into topics that intrigue them and engage in a process that teaches creative thinking and problem solving within their chosen disciplines.

Undergraduate Research Conference events are open to the public and feature student work from all of UNH’s schools and colleges at both the Durham and Manchester campuses. It is the perfect time for parents to encourage their children to explore higher education with a visit to one of the many URC events highlighting students at work. The full schedule for UNH’s Undergraduate Research Conference is available online at http://www.unh.edu/urc/

Highlights include:

* Keynote lecture with John McQuaid, Memorial Union Building Granite State Room, Wednesday, April 25, 8 p.m. Pulitzer Prize winning author and investigative journalist John McQuaid, will present a talk entitled Are We Ready for the Environmental Threats of the 21st Century? There is no charge to attend this event but seating is limited and tickets are required for admission. Register at http://www.unh.edu/urc/online-reservation.cfm

* The Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Symposium, Morse Hall, Wednesday, April 25, 2-5 p.m.

* The Naked Arts – Creativity Exposed, Paul Creative Arts Center, Thursday, April 26, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Student presenters will describe the work they undertake to bring an artistic creation from initial inspiration to the stage or gallery.

* College of Life Sciences and Agriculture Undergraduate Research Conference, The New England Center, Saturday, April 28, 7:45 a.m.-2 p.m.

* The Student Composer’s Concert, Paul Creative Arts Center Bratton Room, Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m. Showcases original musical compositions written by UNH music students.