Undergraduate Research Conference

The Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) is a celebration of academic excellence at the University of New Hampshire.

Over 1,100 UNH undergraduate students, from all academic disciplines, present annually at the URC. The presentations showcase the results of students' research, scholarly, and creative projects in over 20 professional and artistic venues at both campuses (Durham and Manchester), making the UNH URC one of the largest conferences of its kind in the country.

Registration for URC 2016 is open from December 2, 2015 through March 2, 2016. URC Registration Form

  • 17th Annual UNH URC Events

    Oral Presentations
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    9:30 am to 2:30 pm
    UNH Manchester, Room 201

    Poster Presentations; Computing Technology Poster Presentations
    Wednesday, April 20, 2016
    3:00 pm to 5:00 PM
    UNH Manchester, Room 201 & First Floor (Computing Technology Program)

    Cinema Arts Day
    Thursday, April 21, 2016
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    UNH Manchester, Room 456

    Engineering Technology Senior Project Presentations
    Friday, April 22, 2016
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    UNH Manchester, Rooms 201,146 & 149

  • URC for Students
    The UNH URC is for all undergraduates, from all majors. The benefits for you as an undergraduate are many, such as:

    URC Registration Form

    • Developing a close, focused relationship with a faculty mentor.
    • Participating in one of the largest undergraduate research conferences in the country, which is a great addition to your resume.
    • Sharing your research with friends and family, in a professional conference setting.

    You will need the following information to register:

    • The title of your presentation.
    • Your faculty mentor's name ("Adviser").
    • The event(s) at which you will be presenting.
    • Information for other presenters ("Authors") including user name, major, class/rank and home town/home state.

    First, talk with your faculty adviser about presenting at the URC. Next, review the information on UNH's URC web pages and register your presentation.

    If you have questions, please review the Student FAQs or contact Ellen Ruggles.

  • Student Presentation Help
    Preparing for the URC can be exciting, but also stressful. For many students this is the first time they have ever produced a scientific research poster or presented their findings in a PowerPoint presentation.

    We want to help you locate the support and resources you need to make your URC participation an unforgettable and rewarding experience. Review the resources for both oral and poster presentations. If you need further assistance, contact Ellen Ruggles.

    Here is a list of resources:

  • Samples from URC 2015
    Here are samples of student work at the 2015 Undergraduate Research Conference

    The Biological Science students presented their Senior Capstone Projects as poster presentations during the URC. View the posters here.