About the URC

Undergraduate Research Conference

The URC is an annual celebration of academic excellence at UNH, and one of the largest conferences of its kind in the country. With over 20 events during April and May, the URC is a showcase for undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative presentations across both Durham and Manchester campuses.

URC Fast Facts 

  • Over 2,000 UNH undergraduate students present at the URC.
  • More than 440 faculty mentor URC student presenters each year.
  • All disciplines and majors are represented in the URC.
  • All URC events are free and open to the public.
  • 2019 marked the 20th anniversary of the URC at UNH.  Read more about 20 Years of What Ifs in UNH Today. 

URC Community

Since the year 2000, the UNH URC has become an integral part of the University's academic culture and an annual highlight of the spring semester. The UNH URC is one of the largest and most diverse undergraduate research conferences in the country. A behind-the-scenes network of various campus community members collaborate to bring the URC celebration to fruition each year.  We are very grateful to the growing list of involved community partners who help make the URC possible. You may view past years' supporters at URC Archives.

If you, as an individual or through your organization or department, would like to join the URC Community and participate through volunteering or another form of contribution, please contact the URC. Thank you!

Tom Alsip, Co-Chair, Naked Arts; Assistant Professor, Theater and Dance

Jason Boucher, Social Media Manager, Communications and Public Affairs

Paul Chiarantona, Assistant Director of Student Engagement, Alumni Relations

Leslie Curren, Co-Chair, COLSA URC; Senior Lecturer, Biological Sciences

Molly Doyle, Co-Chair, All Colleges Undergraduate Research Symposium; Administrative Director, Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research

Andrew Earle, Chair, PAUL Holloway Competition; Assistant Professor, Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

El Farrell, Chair, University-wide Undergraduate Sustainability Research Symposium; Project Manager, Sustainability Institute

Jo Field, Co-Chair, Graduate Research Conference (GRC), Graduate Assistant, UNH Graduate School

Per Fjelstad, Lecturer, Communication

Liz Fowler, Research and Instruction Services Coordinator

Taylor Gallagher, Admissions Counselor, Admissions

Stacey Hughes,  Co-Chair, ISE Symposium; Lecturer, Chemistry

Sue Humphrey, Co-Chair, ISE Symposium; Administrative Services Specialist, CEPS Dean's Office

Caroline Kanaskie, Graduate Research Conference, Graduate Assistant, UNH Graduate School

Dylan Kelly, Co-Chair, Graduate Research Conference (GRC), Graduate Assistant, UNH Graduate School

Eileen Laskoski, Co-Chair, Paul College URC; Marketing Events Manager, Paul College

Amanda Leger, URC Coordinator, Co-Chair, All Colleges Undergraduate Research Symposium; Program Coordinator, Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research

Tarkington Newman, Assistant Professor, Social Work

Melda Ormeci Matoglu, Co-Chair, Paul College URC; Assistant Professor, Decision Sciences

Tom Payne, Co-Chair, Naked Arts; Associate Professor, English

Dana Pierce, Co-Chair, UNHM URC; Manager of Events

Kelsey Perrault, Co-Chair, Paul College FIRE URC, Academic/Career Counselor, Paul College

Beth Potier, Manager, Research and Outreach Communication, CPA

Chris Reardon, Professor, Political Science

Saege Robinson, Co-Chair, Paul College FIRE URC; Educational Program Coordinator, Paul College

Cyndi Roll, Associate Director, Connors Writing Center

Emily Schoonmaker, Community Coordinator, University Honors Program

Paul Tsang, Faculty Director, Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research; Professor, Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences

Pam Wildes, Co-Chair, COLSA URC; Administrative Coordinator, COLSA, MCBS

Mary Young, Chair, UNHM URC; Project Manager, Services Enhancement Initiatives, Dean's Office, UNHM

Tom Alsip & Tom Payne, Naked Arts - Creativity Exposed!

Olivia Babin, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department URC

Tarah Beaupre & Erin Sharp, CHHS Grimes Award Competition

Pablo Chavajay, Psychology Department George M. Haslerud URC

Leslie Curren & Pamela Wildes, COLSA URC

Kurk Dorsey & Jenna Scholefield, History Department URC

Molly Doyle & Amanda Leger, All Colleges Undergraduate Research Symposium

Andrew Earle, Paul College Holloway Prize & Charles and Miriam Nelson Poster Competition

Elisabeth Farrell, University-wide Undergraduate Sustainability Research Symposium

Jo Field, Caroline Kanaskie & Dylan Kelly, Graduate Research Conference (GRC)

Julee Holcombe & Leah Woods, Senior B.A. and B.F.A. Art Exhibition & Preview Reception

Stacey Hughes & Susan Humphrey, Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering (ISE) Symposium

Delia Konzett, Honors English URC

Kerry Nolte, Ann Manchester Kelley Nursing Inquiry Day

Melda Ormeci Matoglu & Eileen Laskoski, Paul College URC

Kelsey Perrault & Saege Robinson, Paul College FIRE URC

Dana Pierce & Mary Young, UNH Manchester URC

Michael Shun, Student Composers' Concert

Subrena Smith, Philosophy Department URC

Contact the URC

Amanda Leger, M.A.
Coordinator, Undergraduate Research Conference (URC)
Program Coordinator, Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research
Phone: (603) 862-5494
Email: amanda.leger@unh.edu

You may also call or visit:
Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research
Conant Hall 118
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 603-862-4323
Fax: 603-862-4837

Support the URC

The Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) at UNH carries a strong legacy of supporting the original research, scholarly, and creative projects of thousands of undergraduates from all academic disciplines.  The URC nurtures our students' drive for discovery, encourages active student-faculty collaboration through faculty mentoring relationships, and showcases remarkable student talent every spring on both the Durham and Manchester campuses.

We invite and welcome your support at any level to continue this great tradition. Donate online to the URC Fund. Thank you!

Donate to the URC