Turn your ideas into opportunities!
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.
This year’s Paul College URC will be virtual with presentations available on Media Space.
With this online format, all 3 steps outlined below (single slide presentation, audio, and PDF) must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 16. This will allow time for judges to review the presentations, reach out with questions, and have winning posters chosen by the Paul College URC date of April 23. Note that there will be Q&A with the judges on April 23 for the poster sessions, following the schedule outlined below under Detailed Schedule of Events. Participants will receive an additional email mid-April with more details about the Q&A with the judges, as well as the Zoom link for the session.
Please review the below information on how to prepare for your presentation.
1- Create Presentation: Create a single slide presentation. This will replace creating a physical poster.
- Strategies for making your presentation more visible to online viewers:
- Use less text and larger font sizes so that the viewer can read clearly online
- Use more bullet points and phrases vs. dense sections of text
- Use more visual representations of your methodology and/or conclusions (e.g., a flow diagram illustrating your approach, or representative graphs that highlight your research findings)
- Tips for creating successful research poster presentations, including good poster examples
- UNH and Paul College Logos
- Connors Writing Center
- Research Conference Help: URC & GRC Guide
- URC & GRC Preparation Resources
- Additional resources
- Guides for how to record and upload your presentations to MediaSpace can be found HERE.
- We recommend recording a narrated poster presentation using Zoom with a .pdf version of your research poster, as this will allow you to zoom in on specific sections you wish to highlight.
- When you upload to MediaSpace using the PAUL College URC channel, it is essential that you follow specific naming conventions for your presentation:
- Name your poster presentation as follows: Session Name.Poster Name. Examples: ECO-G.Nutrition-and-Sustainability, ECON-BS.Productivity-and-Growth, HONORS.Financial-Health, MULTI-D.Predictive-Analytics, ECON-CLIMATE.Climate-Change-Policy-in-US
- In the Description field include: author name, major and research advisor
- In the Tags field include: 5-6 keywords
Name: Presentation Title
Description: Author name, Major (for each student presenter) and Research Advisor(s) names.
Tags: 5-6 keywords of your research
3- Submit a PDF of your single slide presentation for inclusion on the Paul College URC webpage.
- Step 1: Send an email to URC_Pos.email@example.com with a PDF of your poster
- Step 2: Name your poster presentation using same naming convention mentioned above: Session Name.Poster Name. Examples: EcoG.Nutrition-and-Sustainability, EconBS.Productivity-and-Growth, Honors.Financial-Health, MultiD.Predictive-Analytics, EconClimate.Climate-Change-Policy
- Step 3: Attach PDF (Do not include any text or questions in the email as you will not receive a response)
- Step 4: Send email
We recognize that this is a lot of information, so please take your time to review it all, and let us know if you have any questions.
Thank you all,
Paul College URC Committee
FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021
Paul College URC
Virtual Poster Session I
BS Economics & BA Economics
Virtual Poster Session II
11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Multidisciplinary/Honors Thesis (Track 1 and Track 2)
Virtual Poster Session III
Economics of Climate Change
Virtual Oral Session 1
9 a.m. - Noon
Marketing Workshop Presentations
Virtual Oral Session II
Atkins Investment Group
Bud Albin Challenge Round
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.
SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2021
The FIRE URC will take place online and presentations will be available for viewing on Media Space.
2020 Paul College URC Committee
Melda Ormeci Matoglu – URC Chair/Decision Science Department
Eileen Laskoski – Marketing Events Manager
Andrew Earle – Management Department/Holloway Competition
Peter Masucci – Marketing Department
Dan Winans – Hospitality Department (Eco-G)
Aziz Saglam– Economics Department
John Hasseldine – Accounting & Finance Department
- Reagan Baughman
- Sherman Bigornia
- Danielle Brick
- Stephen Ciccone
- Shuili Du
- Andrew Earle
- Burcu Eke Rubini
- Ahmad Etebari
- Roger Grinde
- Erik Gross
- Kholekile Gwebu
- Michael Hanlon
- Marc Herold
- Bradley Herring
- Ali Hojjat
- Ju-Chin Huang
- Moein Khanlari
- Richard Kilbride
- William Knowles
- Peter Masucci
- Russell Miles
- Mihail Miletkov
- Robert Mohr
- Jonathan Nash
- Catherine Plante
- Linda Ragland
- Nicole Ruane
- Loris Rubini
- Aziz Saglam
- Jeffrey Sohl
- James Wible
- Daniel Winans
- Wenjuan Xie
- Le Emily Xu
- Peter Zaimes
1st Place: Ali Mara- The Role of Socioeconomic Status in SAT Score
2nd Place: Bretten Belden- Heart and Renal Disease Mortality Rate
3rd Place : Sarah Hobbs- Central Bank Independence and Economic Growth
1st Place: Grace Scott- Design and Implementation of a Nutrition Education Program at the Strafford County Department of Corrections
2nd Place: Spencer Drakeunderkoffler- Happy Plants Happy People: Building a Horticultural Therapy Program with UNH Health and Wellness
3rd Place : Britta McCarthy- An Exploration of Natural Fiber Resources in New Hampshire
Economics of Climate Change
1st Place: Ellen Goulding, Robert Iannarilli, Daniel Pinheiro- Climate Change of California
2nd Place: Andrew Meyer, Sean Orr, Mary Shotton- Climate Policies in New Zealand
3rd Place : Benjamin Gallahue, Nicholas Nilsen, Matthew Quirk- Climate Mitigation in Australia
Multidisciplinary/Honors Thesis (Track 1)
1st Place: Madeline Karlberg- The Effects of CSR and Female Presence in Corporate Governance on Firm Tax Avoidance
2nd Place: Kevin Murphy- Causes of Chaos: Understanding the Latin American Financial Crises
3rd Place (Tie): Megan Elwell- Understanding the Importance and Impact of Technology in an Accounting Setting
Catherine Francis- Understanding the Importance and Impact of Technology in an Accounting Setting
Multidisciplinary/Honors Thesis (Track 2)
1st Place: Carter Mercer- Estimating the Housing Market Response to Sea Level Rise
2nd Place: Parker Armstrong - Airfare Competition in the Post-Merger Era
3rd Place: Jessica Shah- The Impact of Paid Leave on Employment of Women: The Case of Family Leave in California