Welcome to the faculty section of the URC website. These pages contain what you need to know about participating in the URC as a faculty adviser.
The UNH URC is one of the largest and most diverse conferences of its kind in the nation, showcasing student work from every discipline and major at UNH. The conference features over 20 events and 2,000 student presenters, with 400+ UNH faculty members serving as advisers. The role you play in teaching and supporting students with their research cannot be overstated. By encouraging your students to participate in the URC you are giving them their first taste of a professional-level conference.
Follow the links in this section to find answers to your URC questions. Browse through the Calendar of Events, take a look at past award-winning student oral presentations and posters, and read the Faculty FAQs.
If you are considering mentoring a student for the URC or are new to the faculty at UNH, review the Faculty Resource Guide. You may wish to consult a list of recent URC Faculty Mentors and contact a previous URC mentor in your college or department.
For assistance or questions, please contact the URC.
Faculty Resource Guide
The UNH Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) is the largest and most diverse conference of its kind in the nation. Each year, with faculty encouragement, hundreds of students present the results of their research, scholarly, and creative projects through posters, oral presentations, and demonstrations at more than 20 events.
Your encouragement is key.
Urge your students to present at the URC by:
- including URC presentations in your course syllabi;
- extending a class project to culminate in a URC presentation;
- encouraging students working on a senior or honors thesis to present their research at the URC;
- having your students unveil the results of original research at the event.
Online registration for the URC opens during January and will remain open until March.
The step-by-step registration process is quick and easy. Required information includes student(s) name, UNH email, major, class/rank, home town/home state, presentation title, faculty adviser name, co-authors (if any) and their related information (see above), and event selection. Students can register for more than one event.
Faculty Make it Happen
- Event Descriptions
- URC Archives (including programs, awards, and lists of faculty mentors)
- Poster Presentation Help
- Oral Presentation Help
Questions? Contact the URC.
Preparing for the URC
- Online registration for the URC opens in January and closes in March.
- Students may register for more than one URC event. Visit Event Descriptions for information about events.
- Required information for student registration - UNH email, major, class/rank, and home town/home state.
Resources for Students and Faculty
- If you are considering mentoring a student for the URC or are new to the faculty at UNH, review the Faculty Resource Guide.
- For poster resources, review Poster Presentation Help for helpful guides on creating posters in PowerPoint and printing options.
- For oral presentation resources, visit Oral Presentation Help for assistance.
- Review the student's content, especially before printing the poster or finalizing the PowerPoint presentation.
- Invite colleagues, encourage students to invite family and friends
- Send email invitations to colleagues, or remind students to invite family and friends. The electronic invitation lets everyone know when and where students will be presenting their work.
- Remind students to wear appropriate clothing (as if they were attending a job interview), and to arrive early - before the presentation - to make sure everything is ready.