DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire’s 14th annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) takes place in Durham and Manchester through April 27, 2013, featuring hundreds of UNH students from all academic disciplines presenting the results of their research, scholarship, engagement, and creative works.
Students work with faculty mentors to conduct scholarly inquiry into topics that intrigue them, engaging in a process that teaches creative thinking and problem solving within their chosen disciplines.
A sample of this year’s research topics include “Binge Drinking, Blood Pressure, and Duration of Physical Activity as Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in College Students,” “Fracking: Facts and Fiction,” “Rising Sea Level Impacts on Road Infrastructure in Coastal New Hampshire,” and “Drug Wars in Latin America: The U.S. and Its Role in Conflict.”
“The Naked Arts - Creativity Exposed!” is a three- event (April 24-April 26) that exposes the inner creative processes of artists working in various disciplines.
All events are free and open to the public. A calendar of events can be found here.
A celebration of academic excellence, UNH’s Undergraduate Research Conference is one of the largest and most disciplinarily diverse in the country. More than 1,300 undergraduate students are participating in the two-week event at more than 20 venues on the Durham and Manchester campuses.
The URC highlights the outstanding research, scholarship and creativity of UNH undergraduates and their faculty mentors.
The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 12,200 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students.