URC Event Descriptions
See the URC Calendar for the schedule of the events and for the contact person associated with each event in order to gain more information. All events are free and open to the public.
This annual show celebrates the achievements of graduating art students from the UNH Department of Art and Art History.
Chemistry Department Poster Exhibition
The Chemistry Department Poster Exhibition is the result of students' yearlong senior thesis research under the direction of their advisers in areas such as organic, inorganic, physical or analytical chemistry.
Jack and Marianna Grimes and family, all UNH graduates, endowed the funds for this celebration of excellence in undergraduate research. The oral presentation competition includes finalists who have been selected by CHHS faculty after rigorous scientific review of written proposals.
Student presentations at the Annual COLSA URC are based on research conducted in any of the college's departments. Research ranges from field studies to molecular biology to genomics studies. A number of research projects are collaborative efforts between UNH and work carried out in foreign countries.
The Graduate Research Conference is devoted to celebrating high quality research being conducted by graduate students at UNH and is designed to showcase research from graduate students in all disciplines. All UNH graduate students are encouraged to participate. Participants interact with other graduate students and faculty from across campus. Attending the GRC allows the entire UNH community the opportunity to participate in the graduate education experience.
The History Department hosts a panel of undergraduate history majors who present research projects from their academic classes, research seminars, and Honors theses.
To complete Honors-in-English, students must conduct a semester-long research project, culminating in a 30-40 page senior thesis. The Honors English Undergraduate Research Conference provides English and Linguistics students the opportunity to share their work with fellow students, professors, and families. The presentations include poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, journalism, and scholarship on literary texts from several different centuries.
The ISE symposium welcomes and encourages scientific presentations from undergraduate students in all colleges and departments. The event features undergraduate research that contributes to or benefits from an interdisciplinary science and engineering perspective. Students have an opportunity to interact with peers and gain professional experience presenting research. Attendees learn more about research and educational opportunities in science and engineering at UNH. The program will include a poster session, remarks from university leaders, refreshments and an awards ceremony.
This event exposes the inner creative process of artists working in various disciplines. Presenters will describe the process, research, and other creative aspects undertaken to bring an artistic creation from initial inspiration to the stage or gallery. This may include a performance or excerpts from their work to illustrate their creative scholarship. Students may also present different applications of their creative work. Finally, there is an opportunity for students to perform and discuss a collaborative piece made as a result of interdisciplinary creativity within the artistic disciplines and/or through collaborative exchanges with students from other areas of the humanities and sciences.
This event showcases the work of student service organizations and student groups - ranging from spring break trips to residence hall community partnerships - engaged in community service and service-learning projects throughout the year.
Through original research and valuable guidance from mentors, this event helps students gain deeper academic knowledge as well as professional experience. This URC event includes poster presentations, oral presentations, and feedback from University and business leaders.
Paul College of Business and Economics
University-wide Paul J. Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market Competition
This competition takes students out of the classroom and into the real world. Students are required to research and prepare strategies for commercializing new products and services, which they present to a panel of industry judges. Prizes are awarded for the most feasible and fundable approaches for starting, acquiring, or expanding a business venture.
The Parents Association Undergraduate Research Symposium (PAURS) showcases undergraduate student research from all disciplines. Students present their faculty-mentored projects in either of two interactive poster sessions, or in one of the three oral presentations sessions. University-wide participants represent a variety of disciplines such as Psychology, Communication, Nursing, International Affairs, Kinesiology, Women's Studies, English, Sociology, and Political Science.
This informal gathering gives students and attendees an opportunity to visit with presenters and guests alike, and hear opening remarks from UNH Provost, John Aber about the importance of undergraduate research at UNH. Join us for a preview of the largest URC event which follows the continental breakfast—the Parents Association Undergraduate Research Symposium (PAURS).
The Philosophy URC is a mosaic of concise and meaningful student presentations, including philosophical topics such as applied ethics, language theory, and social justice. Standard presentations last fifteen minutes and are followed by a brief question-and-answer period. All are welcome and sincerely encouraged to attend.
The George M. Haslerud URC, named for the late Professor Emeritus of Psychology, recognizes and celebrates undergraduate research conducted by psychology students. Students present their original research projects before an audience of UNH faculty, staff, graduate students, fellow undergraduates, and friends and family.
Since 1998 over one thousand UNH students have worked through Seacoast Reads. The Seacoast Reads exhibition displays the work of UNH student volunteers who tutor young children in elementary schools and after-school programs in literacy. Sponsored by the Graduate Program in Reading and housed in the Department of Education, Seacoast Reads draws students from across the University and represents one of the largest service and outreach organizations on campus.
The UNH Student Composers' Concert is an annual event that features the music of undergraduate and graduate students of the Music Department. The music is newly composed and almost exclusively performed by fellow music students.
The Community Leadership Program is an innovative associate degree and diploma program that prepares students of all ages to work effectively within community organizations and to be active, influential citizens. This exhibition displays students' leadership portfolios and highlights significant community projects and partnerships.
Thompson School of Applied Science students translate academic instruction into practical presentations at this year's URC. Join selected students who will showcase their expertise in such diverse areas as food services management and forest and horticultural technology.
The UNH Manchester Communication Arts Program has a production track in which students complete introductory and advanced course work in video production, scriptwriting, audio production, film aesthetics, and documentary production. This event showcases student films and scripts that illustrate student work at different stages in the curriculum.
The Engineering Technology Program presents its annual Senior Project Presentation day. This event is the culmination of an academic year effort where full-time seniors formally present their projects to peers, faculty members, representatives and technical advisers of sponsoring companies, and special guests.
UNH Manchester takes pride in its participation in the UNH Undergraduate Research Conference. At the oral and poster presentation events, students share their independent research, internship projects, service learning activities, and civic engagement work through scholarly lectures, multimedia projects, and poster presentations.
Now held in December before the URC (April):
Mary Louise Fernald Nursing Research Symposium
The Mary Louise Fernald Nursing Research Symposium is a program of scholarly presentations by graduate students. Undergraduates participate in other URC events in the spring, such as the Parents Association Symposium.
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- Paul College University-wide Paul J. Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market Competition
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