URC Events

The UNH URC began in 2000 when several department-level student symposia were merged into a university-wide conference. Over the years, the URC has grown not only in the number of student presenters and faculty mentors, but also in the breadth of academic disciplines represented and the number of distinct events and venues.

Each year, the URC features more than 2,000 student presentations at over 20 events, in venues spanning the Durham and Manchester campuses. A listing of URC events and venues can be found in the URC Calendar of Events, along with more detailed individual Event Descriptions provided by several of the university colleges and departments.

If you need directions or parking information, please visit the Attending the URC section.

April 2023

Other URC Dates

April 10 & 11 - Graduate Research Conference (GRC)

April 14 - Student Composers' Concert

Events with Dates TBD

Ann Manchester Kelley Nursing Inquiry Day 

History Department URC

Paul College of Business and Economics Paul J. Holloway Prize Innovation to Market Competition 

Friday, April 14

8:00-10:00 PM              

Student Composers' Concert
Paul Creative Arts Center, Bratton Recital Hall
Contact: Michael Shun
Email: michael.shun@unh.edu

Tuesday, April 18

9:00 AM-1:00 PM       

UNH Manchester URC Oral Presentations
88 Commercial Street, Screening Room 456, Manchester
Contacts: Dana Pierce (641-4348), Mary Young (641-4119)
Email: dana.pierce@unh.edumary.young@unh.edu

Wednesday, April 19

9:00 AM-4:00 PM          

Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (ISE) Symposium
Whittemore Center Arena
Contacts: Stacey Hughes (862-1550) and Susan Humphrey (862-3102)
Email: stacey.hughes@unh.edususan.humphrey@unh.edu

9:00 AM-5:00 PM University-wide Undergraduate Sustainability Research Symposium
Memorial Union Building, Rooms 330, 332, 334, 336, and 338
Contact: El Farrell (862-5040)
Email: el.farrell@unh.edu
12:00-2:00 PM The Naked Arts - Creativity Exposed! (Act I)
Paul Creative Arts Center, Museum of Art
Contacts: Tom Alsip (862-3288), Tom Payne
Email: thomas.alsip@unh.edutom.payne@unh.edu 
4:00-6:00 PM UNH Manchester URC Poster Presentations
88 Commercial Street, MPR Room 201 and Student Commons, Manchester
Contacts: Dana Pierce (641-4348), Mary Young (641-4119)
Email: dana.pierce@unh.edumary.young@unh.edu

Thursday, April 20

9:00 AM-12:00 PM      UNH Manchester URC Cinema Arts Day
88 Commercial Street, Screening Room 456, Manchester
Contacts: Dana Pierce (641-4348), Mary Young (641-4119)
Email: dana.pierce@unh.edumary.young@unh.edu
12:40-2:00 PM The Naked Arts - Creativity Exposed! (Act II)
Paul Creative Arts Center, Museum of Art
Contacts: Tom Alsip (862-3288), Tom Payne
Email: thomas.alsip@unh.edutom.payne@unh.edu 
4:00-7:00 PM Philosophy Department URC
Location TBD
Contact: Subrena Smith
Email: subrena.smith@unh.edu

Friday, April 21

9:00 AM-1:25 PM          

All Colleges Undergraduate Research Symposium
Memorial Union Building
Contact: Amanda Leger (862-5494)
Email: amanda.leger@unh.edu

9:00 AM-2:30 PM

Paul College of Business and Economics URC
Paul College
Contacts: Eileen Laskoski (862-0017), Melda Ormeci Matoglu (862-1606) 
Email: eileen.laskoski@unh.edumelda.ormecimatoglu@unh.edu

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

UNH Manchester URC Engineering Technology Senior Project Presentations
88 Commercial Street, MPR Room 201, Manchester
Contacts: Dana Pierce (641-4348), Mary Young (641-4119)
Email: dana.pierce@unh.edumary.young@unh.edu

12:00-5:00 PM Languages, Literatures, & Cultures (LLC) Department URC
Murkland Hall, Room G17
Contacts: Olivia Babin (862-4005)
Email: olivia.babin@unh.edu
12:15-1:25 PM

The Naked Arts - Creativity Exposed! (Act III)
Memorial Union Building
Contacts: Tom Alsip (862-3288), Tom Payne
Email: thomas.alsip@unh.edutom.payne@unh.edu 

1:00-3:00 PM Psychology Department George M. Haslerud URC
McConnell Hall, Room 220
Contact: Pablo Chavajay (862-1882)
Email: pablo.chavajay@unh.edu
1:00-4:00 PM College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) Grimes Award Competition
Pettee Hall, Room G210
Contacts: Tarah Beaupre (862-2071), Erin Sharp (862-2151)
Email: tarah.beaupre@unh.eduerin.sharp@unh.edu
2:00-3:30 PM Honors English URC
Hamilton Smith Hall, Room 205
Contact: Delia Konzett
Email: delia.konzett@unh.edu
6:00-8:00 PM

Senior B.A. & B.F.A. Exhibition and Preview Reception
Paul Creative Arts Center, Museum of Arts
*The exhibition will remain open until May 13
Contacts: Julee Holcombe (316-4809), Leah Woods
Email: julee.holcombe@unh.edu, leah.woods@unh.edu

Saturday, April 22

8:15 AM-12:00 PM        College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) URC
Memorial Union Building
Contacts: Leslie Curren (862-5103), Pamela Wildes (862-2250)
Email: leslie.curren@unh.edupamela.wildes@unh.edu
Time TBD Paul College First-Year Innovation and Research Experience (FIRE) URC
Paul College
Contacts: Kelsey Perrault (862-3309), Saege Robinson (862-3885)
Email: kelsey.perrault@unh.edusaege.robinson@unh.edu






Event Descriptions

The All Colleges Undergraduate Research Symposium 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.

View the All Colleges Symposium page

The Ann Manchester Kelley Nursing Inquiry Day is a program of scholarly presentations by undergraduate Honors students and Graduate Program in Nursing students. This program has been offered since 1990 to the nursing community, the student population, and consumers of health care. The dissemination of inquiry findings instills the commitment and responsibility of nurses to "go public" with their results. It further encourages dialogue, debate, and evaluation of nursing practice issues. In the era of evidence-based practice, opportunities to communicate nursing inquiry must be provided in order to promote inquiry awareness and utilization.

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. These students will participate in the Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Symposium.

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 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.

The Honors English Undergraduate Research Conference provides Honors-in-English as well as English, Creative Writing, Linguistics, and Journalism students the opportunity to share their work with fellow students, professors, and their families and friends. To complete Honors-in-English, students must conduct a semester-long research project, culminating in a 30-40 page senior thesis. Students also present capstone and other major work and research. The presentations range in their topics from poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, journalism, media and various texts, to literature 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. 

Hamel Rec Center
Contact: Susan Humphrey (862-3102)
Email: susan.humphrey@unh.edu

View ISE Symposium page

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures hosts an undergraduate research conference comprised of oral presentations, poster presentations, a foreign language award ceremony, and a reception.

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 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 humanities and sciences.

View the Naked Arts page

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.

View Paul College URC page

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.

FIRE is an integrated, team-based, and game-like experience, guided by alumni and peer mentors, for first-year students to engage in developing habits and strategies for success. FIRE charges first-year students to hit the ground running by assisting them in developing multidisciplinary solutions to real-world problems by employing emerging technologies. Through a series of challenges, students develop business plans that are presented at the year-end finale, the Paul College FIRE URC. This event features poster and oral presentations on students' business plans and concludes with a "Grand Challenge Round."

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.

This annual show celebrates the achievements of graduating art students from the UNH Department of Art and Art History.

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.

Paul Creative Arts Center, Bratton Recital Hall
Contact: Mike Annicchiarico (862-3249)
Email: michael.annicchiarico@unh.edu

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.

View UNH Manchester Research Conference page

The UNH Manchester Computing Technology program presents its annual Poster Project Presentation Day. This event is the culmination of the an academic year effort where students formally present their projects to peers, faculty members, representatives and technical advisers of sponsoring companies, and special guests.

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 showcases Engineering Technology Senior Projects.

View UNH Manchester Research Conference page

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. The poster presentation event includes Computing Technology Poster Presentations.

88 Commercial Street, Manchester
Contacts: Dan Reagan (641-4131), Mary Young (641-4119)
Email: dan.reagan@unh.edu, mary.young@unh.edu

View UNH Manchester URC Presentation page

Students from all disciplines may present research on a broad range of sustainability challenges – addressing environmental stewardship, social well-being, and economic vitality to meet our present needs, while ensuring the ability of future generations to meet their needs – and may use the framework of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals as the definition of sustainability.

Sustainability Research Symposium