Paul College Undergraduate Research Conference

student presenting their URC poster to judges

 

The April 24, 2020 URC will take place online and 
presentations can be viewed on our Media Space channel.

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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. 

4.15.20 EMAIL SENT TO PAUL COLLEGE URC PARTICIPANTS 

Hello Paul College Undergraduate Research Conference registrants,

Thank you for your patience as we’ve shifted this URC event to a virtual setting. While this is a new frontier for us all, we are very excited to see your research showcased in such a dynamic way, and hope you are looking forward to participating!

Below you will find our suggestions and expectations as you create and upload your poster presentations for the PAUL College URC.

1. Creating Your Presentations:
For poster presentations, we recommend strategies that will make your poster more visible to online viewers. For example:

  • 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.)
  • Finally, prepare a 2-3-minute audio (maximum 5 minutes) narration of your poster for upload to MediaSpace.

2. Recording Your Presentations:
Guides for how to record and upload your presentations to MediaSpace can be found HERE. For poster presentations, 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

We’ll be asking you to submit your final presentation to the PAUL College URC channel on MediaSpace no later than 11:59pm on Monday, April 20, 2020.

3. Please also remember to submit a PDF of your single slide presentation for inclusion on the Paul College URC webpage.

  • Step 1: Send an email to URC_Pos.jf2lsmmhzu498eye@u.box.com with a PDF of your poster
  • Step 2: Name your poster presentation as follows: 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

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 or concerns throughout.

Thank you all,
Paul College URC Committee

 

4.2.20 EMAIL SENT TO PAUL COLLEGE URC PARTICIPANTS 

Dear Paul College URC participants, 

The Paul College URC has moved online and presentations will be made available on Media Space.  

With our move to this online format, single slide presentations and video recordings must be submitted by April 20. 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 24.  
                                                                                                                                        
Please review the below information on how to prepare for your presentation. 

  1. Create a single slide presentation. This will replace creating a physical poster. Tips for creating successful research poster presentations, including good poster examples
  2. Use Kaltura Capture to record your single slide presentation. This presentation should be a video of no longer than 5 minutes maximum. 
    1. Submit a media file of your Kaltura Capture. Further instructions on how to record using Kaltura and how to submit your recording will be provided.
  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.jf2lsmmhzu498eye@u.box.com with a PDF of your poster 
Step 2: Name your poster presentation as follows: 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

Additional details for each session will be provided once finalized. 

Thank you,
Paul College URC Committee 
 

RESOURCES 

Visit the Presentation Help section of the UNH URC website for oral presentation and poster presentation tips. 

INFORMATION SESSION WITH UNH PRINTING SERVICES

In place of an  in-person information session, Printing Services created a slide presentation with tips for creating successful research poster presentations and good poster examples. 

FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020

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.

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020

Paul College URC
Virtual Poster Sessions
9-10:30 a.m.: BS Economics
10 a.m. to noon : EcoGastronomy
1-2:30 p.m.:  Multidisciplinary/Honors Thesis (Track 1 & Track 2) & Economics of Climate Change

Virtual Oral Session 
Marketing Workshop Presentations

SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2020

FIRE URC
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)
Loris Rubini – Economics Department
John Hasseldine – Accounting & Finance Department
 

BS Economics 

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

EcoGastronomy

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

 

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