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.

B.A. & B.F.A. Exhibition and M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition Preview Reception

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.

College of Health and Human Services Grimes Award Competition

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.

COLSA Undergraduate Research Conference

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.

Graduate Research Conference

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. 


History Department Undergraduate Research Conference 

The History Department hosts several panels of undergraduate history majors who present research projects from their academic classes, research seminars, independent research projects, and Honors theses. The History Undergraduate Research Conference provides History students with the opportunity to share their work with fellow students, professors, and families.

Honors English Undergraduate Research Conference

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.

Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (ISE) Symposium

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. 

Naked Arts - Creativity Exposed! (Acts I, II & III)

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 scholarship in humanistic areas with the fine arts (for instance, art history, music history, or music theory) or other applications of their creative work. Finally, there is an opportunity for students to perfrom 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 humanities and sciences.

Paul College of Business and Economics
Undergraduate Research Conference

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.


Parents Association Undergraduate Research Symposium (PAURS) Breakfast and Welcome

This informal gathering gives students and attendees an opportunity to visit with presenters and guests alike, and hear opening remarks 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).


Parents Association Undergraduate Research Symposium (PAURS)

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. 


Philosophy Undergraduate Research Conference

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.

Psychology Department George M. Haslerud
Undergraduate Research Conference

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.

Student Composers' Concert

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.

Thompson School's Student Showcase

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' work in two areas:  students who have researched the donor-worthiness of specific nonprofits through their Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations class and students who are presenting their leadership portfolios as part of their Capstone work. 

UNH Manchester Undergraduate Research Conference
Cinema Day

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.

UNH Manchester Undergraduate Research Conference
Technology Day

UNH Manchester Technology Day is the culmination of an academic year effort where students formally present their projects to peers, faculty members, representatives and technical advisers of sponsoring companies, and special guests.  The event includes Engineering Technology Senior Projects and Computing Technology Poster Presenations.

UNH Manchester Undergraduate Research Conference
Oral and Poster Presentations

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.