Research Conference – An Adventure For Inquiring Minds April
25 – 30
Contact: Denise Hart
UNH Media Relations
April 6, 2005
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire’s sixth
annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC), April 25-30, 2005,
offers a unique opportunity to visit the world of cutting-edge research,
explore creative presentations and to discover the scholarly investigations
of UNH students.
Hundreds of students will showcase their research in oral presentations,
poster sessions, art exhibitions and concerts. 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. The URC is
a signature event each spring at the UNH.
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
Adults facing the “empty nest” or perhaps an outgrown
career path will find opportunities to consider returning for a
degree as they learn about new areas of study and meet the faculty
and students who are contributing to the ever-expanding knowledge
base. The week of activities at the Durham campus offers many places
to jump in, with special evening events that are of particular interest:
* The Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Symposium (ISE),
Morse Hall, April 27, 3-6 p.m. features students with posters illustrating
their research projects from robots to space science;
* Keynote lecture with Jared Diamond, Field House, April 27, 7 p.m.
offers a chance to learn from an internationally acclaimed author
and University of California geography professor. His most recent
book is Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed.
He won a Pulitzer Prize for his earlier book Guns, Germs and
Steel: the Fates of Human Societies. Advance reservations to
ensure seating are encouraged for this event by calling 862-0405
or by filling out the form at: http://www.unh.edu/urc/jdiamond_attend.cfm.
* The Festival of Creativity and Culture, April 29, Paul Creative
Arts Center, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. invites you into a coffeehouse-
style venue for music, poetry, theatre, dance and art exhibits.
* The Senior Art Exhibition and Reception at The Art Gallery, April
29, 6-8 p.m. is just a short walk inside the Paul Creative Arts
Center, where you can enjoy refreshments and marvel at the work
of emerging artists.
* The Student Composer’s Concert at the Paul Creative Arts
Center—Bratton Room, April 29 at 8 p.m. showcases original
musical compositions written by UNH music students.
The full schedule for UNH’s Undergraduate Research Conference
is available online at: http://www.unh.edu/urc/.
The public is invited to take a learning break—bring a friend
or family member, inquiring minds and come be inspired!