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Graduate Research Conference

April 1, 2019 - April 2, 2019

The University of New Hampshire would like to invite you to the Annual Graduate Research Conference (GRC). The GRC is a celebration of academic excellence at the University of New Hampshire. Over 200 UNH graduate students, from all academic disciplines, will present at the GRC over the course of those two days, or during their program’s research symposia. The presentations showcase the results of their scholarly, engaged, and creative research in multiple venues at both UNH's Durham and Manchester campuses.

Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week 2019

Come join us for Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week (GPSAW), which is being held alongside this year's 2019 Annual Graduate Research Conference. Your Graduate Student Senate, along with the UNH Graduate School, have fun events planned all week between April 9th and April 13th so kick back, relax, and spread the word!

Spring 2019 Graduate Research Conference

All events are free and open to the public; no registration is necessary to attend events. Day one will cover the poster presentations and day two will cover the oral presentations. See the Time & Room Schedule below for the Oral and Poster Session details, including times, dates, and locations.

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Registration: Now CLOSED.

The GRC is open to any graduate student at the University of New Hampshire who would like to present research in either poster or oral form. To register for the conference use our GRC registration form (now closed for 2019). Please note that up to 4 students may collaborate on a single poster or oral presentation. We ask that only one registration be completed for the presentation and that the additional presenters be listed in the comments section of the registration form. The deadline for registering ends on March 1st, 2019 at Midnight.



Schedules and Presentations

There are two types of presentations at the conference, oral presentations and poster presentations. There will be rooms grouped into various program categories. If you have any questions about the presentations please contact the Graduate School Dean's office. The conference will officially begin at the poster session with opening remarks from Interim Dean Cari Moorhead, followed by the keynote address from last year's Faculty Mentor award winner, and the annual UNH Graduate School awards. See below for a detailed schedule of remarks.

  • Location: Whittemore Center Arena rink level
  • Date: April 1, 2019
  • Time: 5:00-7:00 PM (hors d'oeuvres and cash bar)
  • Schedule: Introductions, Key Note Speaker and student awards begin at 6:00pm.
  • Additional Information: Professional head-shots available to graduate students throughout the night. Appetizers provided and cash bar. Open to all invite friends, family, colleagues.
  • Location: Holloway Commons Conference Rooms
  • Date: April 2, 2019
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Student presentations occur every 15 minutes in the Piscataqua, Squamscott, Cocheco, and Lamprey conference rooms)
  • Schedule: Continental Breakfast 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM and Take a grad to lunch 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Additional Information: Open to all invite friends family, colleagues


Leitzel Center Awards

The UNH Joan and James Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education recognizes exemplary STEM education and outreach at UNH’s Graduate Research Conference. The Leitzel Center will make two awards (one for an oral and one for a poster presentation). The award selection will be based on the presenter’s demonstration of a significant contribution in at least one of two key areas:

  1. Graduate student contributions made in the design and implementation of STEM education research projects, which advance our understanding of STEM education
  2. Graduate student contributions made in the design and implementation of STEM education outreach projects, which directly impact STEM teachers, instructors, and faculty or STEM students of all ages through application of enhanced STEM content or pedagogiess

The awards will each be $500. Questions about the Center and eligibility for these awards can be directed to Steve Hale. If you are interested in being considered for an award and meet the eligibility requirements, please indicate so in the appropriate field on the GRC registration form when registering for the conference.

Getting Help

Questions on the conference, registration, or in general should be emailed to the Grad School Deans office or call (603) 862-3005. You can also stop by the Graduate School Deans Office at Thompson Hall, Room 118 with any questions or concerns. Accessibility accommodation requests may be directed to the Office of the Associate Vice President for Research and Outreach Scholarship at (603) 862-2488.

If you would like to include the new University of New Hampshire logo on your poster, please visit the UNH New and Emerging Media website for links to downloadable official logos. Also, students in need of poster creation help are encouraged to visit the Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) website for helpful tips and strategies.