Paul College Undergraduate Research Conference

student presenting at Paul College URC

Paul College URC 

Friday, April 26, 2024

The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics provides undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in exciting research at the annual 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.

2024 Schedule of Events

9:00-10:30 a.m. - Poster Session I: ECON 774 - BA Economics; ECON 775 - BS Economics

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Poster Session II: Eco-Gastronomy; Multidisciplinary/Honors Thesis

12:00-1:30 p.m. - Oral Session I:  Marketing Workshop Presentations

1:00-2:30 p.m. - Poster Session III:  Economics of Climate Change; DEI at UNH

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Paul College FIRE URC

Saturday, April 27, 2024

The FIRE URC is a culmination of the yearlong Grand Challenge Project that Paul College freshmen complete as a part of the First Year Research and Innovation Experience. Students spend the year researching and designing business plans for products and services that address problems relevant to today’s society. Teams are divided into five different categories based on overarching theme. This year’s theme is Business as a Force for Good focusing on the topics Energy, Environment, Food, Fashion, and Mental Health.

Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market Competition

Bud Albin Challenge Round

Friday, April 12, 2024

Twenty teams will present advanced research and a plan for starting or enhancing a business to a panel of industry judges. Contenders have 10 minutes to present their ideas through a PowerPoint presentation, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Six teams will advance to the Holloway Prize Championship Round.

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Championship Round

Holloway Competition winners with President Huddleston and Paul College leaders

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

The final stage of the Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market Competition highlights select individuals or teams who present well-defined research as a plan to bring an innovative product or service to market.

Students are required to research and prepare strategies for commercializing new products and services.  Students present a three-minute video, oral presentation and poster to a team of judges comprised of representatives from business and industry.

Prizes are awarded for the most feasible and fundable approaches for starting, acquiring, or expanding a business venture.

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