Undergraduate Research Conference

In an effort to promote health and safety, we will be moving the Undergraduate Research Conference into a digital experience so that we may still celebrate and showcase student research, scholarship and creative works. 

students present poster presentations about their research at the Undergraduate Research Conference

Welcome to the UNH Manchester Virtual URC

22nd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference: April 2021

The Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) is a celebration of academic excellence at the University of New Hampshire. The URC celebrates its 22nd year during its 2021 events, which are available for viewing on Monday, April 19. Over 2,000 UNH undergraduate students from all academic disciplines present annually at the URC. The presentations showcase the results of their research, scholarly and creative projects in over 20 professional and artistic venues at UNH's Durham and Manchester campuses, making the UNH URC one of the largest and most diverse conferences of its kind in the country.

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View the 2021 URC Program

Monday, April 19

Virtual URC opens and all asynchronous events are available for viewing and Q&A

Tuesday, April 20

Event: Oral Presentations
Where: Virtual

Wednesday, April 21

Event:    Poster Presentations
Where:  Virtual

Thursday, April 22

Event:    Cinema Arts Day
Where:  Virtual

Friday, April 23

Event:    Engineering Day
Where:  Virtual

Note: Presentation times could vary slightly from what is published.

Click here to experience  the 2021 URC events

The URC is open to all undergraduates from all majors, making it unique in its academic diversity. You have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in one of the largest undergraduate research conferences in the country a standout addition to any resume
  • Sharing your work with friends, family and the UNH and local communities in a professional conference setting
  • Develop a close, focused relationship with a faculty mentor

The 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 1,800 student presenters, with 300+ 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.

Click here for more information and to view the Faculty Resource Guide.

If you have questions, please review the URC FAQs, or contact UNH Manchester Project Coordinator Mary Young.

  1. Chat with your faculty mentor. Your first step is to chat with your faculty adviser about presenting at the URC
  2. Review URC info. Read through the information on UNH's URC pages so you know what to expect and which steps to take.
  3. Register. Register for the URC by completing the 2020 URC registration form. For questions, please contact Mary Young at mary.young@unh.edu.

You'll need the following information to register your project

  • 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 name, major, class/rank and home town/home state

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.

Here are some resources to help make your URC participation an unforgettable and rewarding experience:


Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support of this year’s event!

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