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

Kathryne Brewer, Assistant Professor; Social Work

Chandra Carson, Executive Director, Content Marketing, Marketing

Daphne Chevalier, Advisor, National Fellowships and Hamel Honors and Scholars College, University Honors Program

Katherine Corbett, Co-Chair, Graduate Research Conference (GRC), Graduate Assistant, UNH Graduate School

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; Associate Professor, Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

Derek Edry, Integrated Marketing Director, Student Life, Marketing

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

Per Fjelstad, Lecturer, Communication

Liz Fowler, User Engagement and Student Success Librarian, Dimond Library

Matthew Gustavsen, Co-Chair, Graduate Research Conference (GRC), Graduate Assistant, UNH Graduate School

Stacey HughesCo-Chair, ISE Symposium; Lecturer, Chemistry

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

Emily Kyriazi, Assistant Director of Student Engagement, Alumni Relations

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

Rachel Nott, Administrative Assistant, Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research and University Honors Program

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

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

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

Shayna Sylvia, Co-Chair, Paul College URC; Marketing Events Specialist, Paul College

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

Pam Wildes, Co-Chair, COLSA URC; Administrative Assistant II, Biological Sciences, COLSA

Dan Winans, Co-Chair, Paul College URC; Senior Lecturer, Hospitality Management

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

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

Ben Cariens, Senior B.A. and B.F.A. Art Exhibition & Preview Reception

Pablo Chavajay, Psychology Department George M. Haslerud URC

Monica Chiu and Delia Konzett, Honors English URC

Katherine Corbett and Matthew Gustavsen, Graduate Research Conference (GRC)

Leslie Curren and Pamela Wildes, COLSA URC

Kurk Dorsey and Jenna Scholefield, History Department URC

Matthew Dowd and Timm Triplett, Philosophy Department URC

Molly Doyle and 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

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

Dain LaRoche and Erin Sharp, CHHS Grimes Award Competition

Dana Pierce and Mary Young, UNH Manchester URC

Saege Robinson, Paul College FIRE URC

Shayna Sylvia and Dan Winans, Paul College 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