UNH Hosts State Legislators
April 28 at the Undergraduate Research Conference
Contact: Denise Hart
UNH Media Relations
April 15, 2004
Editor, News Directors: You are invited to visit UNH's Durham
campus April 28 when state legislators participate in a variety
of activities celebrating student undergraduate research.
DURHAM, N.H. - New Hampshire state legislators will have an opportunity
to discover the University of New Hampshire's rising research stars
in a special day of activities April 28, 2004, as part of the Undergraduate
Research Conference (URC) week.
The event celebrates the quality and breadth of the research, creativity
and scholarly work of UNH undergraduates. Legislators Day is an
opportunity for government leaders to learn about the university
and to experience the teaching and research that distinguishes UNH.
Student research is recognized by peers, faculty and families through
poster sessions, awards and scholarships presented throughout the
week in various disciplines.
Legislators will be welcomed to a continental breakfast by UNH
President Ann Weaver Hart and John Lynch, chair of the University
System Board of Trustees. They also will have an opportunity to
view senior art projects at The Art Gallery and view a poster session
on research and community service at the Memorial Union Building
(MUB). After a lunch program in the MUB, legislators attend one
of 16 classes.
The final event of the day brings the legislators to Morse Hall
for the Earth, Oceans and Space and Engineering Symposia, showcasing
the research and ingenuity of UNH's engineering and physical sciences
students. A concrete canoe, the Mini-Baja all terrain vehicle and
the FIRST robot are among some of the projects on display. Legislators
will find four floors of research posters documenting student investigations
into the areas of engineering, Earth, oceans and space research
and have the opportunity to meet with the student researchers. Beginning
at 3:30 p.m. President Hart opens the symposium award ceremony.
Five monetary awards will be given to students whose research is
judged to be superior in their field.
The Undergraduate Research Conference is open to the public.
Reporters and News Directors: Below is a schedule of events for
Legislators Day on Wednesday, April 28. You are welcome to cover
any of the day's events. Please give us a call if we can assist
UNH LEGISLATORS DAY
Wednesday, April 28
8:30 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast (Alumni Center 1925
9:00 a.m. Welcome by Ann Weaver Hart, UNH President, remarks by
Chair of the University System Board of Trustees
9:30 a.m. Tours of James and DeMeritt Halls
10:20 a.m. The Art Gallery
Senior BA and BFA exhibit - Vicki Wright, Gallery Director
11:00 a.m. Undergraduate Research Conference (MUB 334-336-338)
Thompson School Community Service & Leadership
Program Partnership for Social Action
11:45 p.m. Lunch - MUB Granite State Room
President Ann Weaver Hart
Provost Bruce Mallory
Stefan Muller, Student Researcher
1:10 p.m. Classes Begin
2:00 p.m. Classes Conclude
2:10 p.m. Undergraduate Research Conference - Morse Hall
Earth, Oceans, and Space Symposium
2:30 p.m. Symposia Poster Session and Reception
3:30 p.m. Symposia Award Ceremony Remarks by President Hart