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.
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
Katie DuBois, Coordinator, PAUL Holloway Competition
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
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
Sharon Keeler, Co-Chair, Paul College URC; Director of Communications and Marketing, Paul College
Dylan Kelly, Co-Chair, Graduate Research Conference (GRC), Graduate Assistant, UNH Graduate School
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!
Tarah Beaupre & Dain LaRoche, 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)
Shaelyn Frost & Lori Hopkins, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department URC
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 & Sharon Keeler, 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
You may also call or visit:
Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research
Conant Hall 118
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
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!