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Peter T. Paul College - UNH Undergraduate Research Conference

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The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to showcase their research at the annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC). Through original research and valuable guidance from mentors, students gain a deeper academic knowledge as well as professional experience. This URC event includes poster presentations, oral presentations, and feedback from University and business leaders.




2018 Paul College URC COMMITTEE



  • THURSDAY - APRIL 19, 2018

Paul College URC 
8:55 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Paul College 
Students will present posters and give oral presentations showcasing the results of their scholarly, engaged and creative research projects.

Opening Remarks 
8:55 a.m.
Paul College, Great Hall 
Remarks by Victoria Parker, Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Faculty Administration, Associate Professor of Management 

Poster Session I
9-10:30 a.m.
Business, Government and Society (Paul College, Great Hall)
EcoGastronomy (Paul College, 2nd Floor)

Poster Session II
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Bachelor of Science in Economics, Aziz Saglam (Paul College, Great Hall)
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Aziz Saglam (Paul College, 2nd Floor)

Oral Session I
11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Paul College, G25
The Mel Rines Student Angel Investment Fund 

Oral Session II
12:40 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Paul College, 165, 175, 185, 215
Marketing Workshop Presentations

Oral Session III
12:40-2 p.m.
Paul College, 115
Atkins Investment Group 

Poster Session III
1-2:30 p.m. 
Multidisciplinary/Honors Thesis (Paul College, Great Hall)
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Robert Mohr (Paul College, 2nd Floor)

Charles & Miriam Nelson Poster Competition*
Noon to 2 p.m. 
Paul College, G35 & G45
Established with a gift from Charles & Miriam Nelson, this poster competition gives students an opportunity to showcase their research into entrepreneurship.

  • FRIDAY - APRIL 20, 2018

Bud Albin Challenge Round*
1-4 p.m. Presentations, Paul College
4-9 p.m. Run-Off Round, UNH ECenter 
In the Bud Albin Challenge, students will present advanced research and a plan for starting or enhancing a business to a panel of industry judges. Six teams will advance to the Paul J. Holloway Prize Innovation to Market championship round.

  • WEDNESDAY - MAY 9, 2018

Paul J. Holloway Prize Innovation to Market Competition*
1-6:15 p.m.
Paul College 
The final stage of the Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market Competition, established to honor New Hampshire entrepreneur Paul J. Holloway, highlights select individuals or teams who present well-defined research as a plan to bring an innovative product or service to market.

Students participating in the Charles and Miriam Poster Competition, Bud Albin Challenge and Holloway Prize Competition will be emailed specific instructions.





You’ve worked hard towards this day – now let’s get the word out to your family, friends, professors and your hometown! We encourage all students to utilize two great services to spread the word about your upcoming presentation.

UNH URC Email Invitation
Submit your last name to get a customized invitation with your presentation information to send to your family, friends and professors.

Hometown Newspapers
UNH Media Relations recognizes and celebrates the achievements of our students by sending news of accomplishments to students' hometown newspapers.


  • Visit the Presentation Help section of the UNH URC website for Oral Presentation and Poster Presentation tips.


Paul College URC Poster Info Session with UNH Printing Services 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
1-2 p.m.
Paul College, G45

Presentation given by Darleen Smith of UNH Printing Services with tips for creating successful research poster presentations and good poster examples. (Note: The files are large and may take a little time to download.)

INFORMATION SESSION ONE-PAGE SUMMARY - Summary of the information shared at the March 2016 Information Session with UNH Printing Services, Parker Media Lab and the Connors Writing Center.


Students presenting at the Paul College URC event are required to have a 32x40 poster (matte or semi-gloss) that is mounted to foam core.  Mounting to foam core is an additional procedure done at the printing services location.  Printing your poster and then gluing/stapling/tacking it to poster board or foam board does not qualify.  Students who do not follow this requirement will not receive the full poster reimbursement. Please see the URC Poster Printing Guide for further information. Students also presenting posters for the Charles & Miriam Nelson Poster Session should follow the guidelines for the Holloway Competition.


All students presenting at the Paul College URC event will be reimbursed up to $50 towards the cost of printing their required poster. Students must have their posters mounted to foam core (see above) in order to receive full reimbursement.  Students will receive only one $50 reimbursement per team – NOT per team member.

All reimbursements are subject to the student/team presenting at the Paul URC event.  Those students/teams who do not show up to present on the day of the event will not be eligible for the reimbursement.

To receive the reimbursement, all students will be required to submit an ORIGINAL RECEIPT to Sarah Daigle along with an expense report form. The form will be emailed to all student participants and advisors. Forms and receipts will only be accepted AFTER the Paul URC event to ensure student participation.  Please contact Sarah Daigle at sarah.daigle@unh.edu for further information.



The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics is located at 10 Garrison Avenue, Durham, NH.

2018 Paul College URC Committee

Lin Guo – Chair

Sarah Daigle; Eileen Laskoski – Administrative Support

Andrew Earle – Management Department/Holloway Competition

Peter Masucci – Marketing Department

Dan Winans – Hospitality Department (Eco-G)

Loris Rubini – Economics Department

John Hasseldine – Accounting & Finance Department

Melda Ormeci Matoglu – Decision Science Department