This collection of UNH Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) presentations has been created by the University Library in collaboration with the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research, the administrative home of the URC. To add your oral or poster presentation, please click the "Submit Research" link on the left sidebar. If you are unable to contribute your entire research presentation, you may submit just an abstract either by entering it into the submission form or uploading a document.

URC event programs, which list the schedule of students’ presentations at specific URC events, may be found on the URC website, www.unh.edu/urc.

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Submissions from 2016

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Improving the Efficiency and Resolution of Time of Flight (TOF) Mass Spectrometer for Magnetospheric Applications, Zain Abbas

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The Relationship Between Healthy Lifestyle Factors and Perceived Stress among College Students, Jordan L. Badger and Jesse Morrell

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Project OASIS: Optimizing Aquaponic Systems to Improve Sustainability, Paige Balcom, Mikalah Little, Siddharth Nigam, Will Taveras, and Allison Wood

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Exploring Satellite Dynamics and Controls Through Quadrotors, Tamir Blum, Akshay Abraham, Adam Petit, Jesus Tudela, Abubaker Elsheikh, Jason Farr, and Matthew Leonard

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The Portrayal and Appropriation of Hawaiian Culture, Ellis Owen Codd

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The Dialogic Interview: Co-Creating Meaning as an Alternative to Discovering "What Is", Mikayla Collins

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Edward Hitchcock: The Religion of Geology and the Romantic Sublime, Steven Cowley

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Assessing Hunger Issues Among University of New Hampshire Students, Alana R. Davidson

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The Decade of Roma Inclusion: Lessons from a Multinational Minority Integration Initiative, Kelsey R. Douville

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Constructing Muslim Identity in Spanish and American News Media, Hannah Landau Drake

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Changing Opinions of the Spanish Monarchy in a Modern Spain, Oriana Karina Eason

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Food System Education Among High School Students, Yussra MT Ebrahim

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Personal Genomics of Cystic Fibrosis, Farrah K. Ekbatani

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How the Use of Mobile Devices has Altered How We Relate to Public Spaces, Nelson A. Gbeve

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OASIS - Optimal Agriculture Skills Initiative for Students, Kathleen R. Gorman

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How to Succeed at UNH Without Really Trying: A First Year Wellness Guide, Melanie Marie Green

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Impact of Health Behaviors on Academic Performance in College Students: A Follow Up of First Year Students, Melanie Marie Green

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Blogging: Why, How, and Best Practices, Elizabeth Haas

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Historical Declines of Bumble Bees in New England, Molly M. Jacobson, Erika M. Tucker, and Sandra M. Rehan

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Firewalls and Universal Horizons in Horava-Lifshitz Gravity, Stewart Quinn Laroche

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Morocco and Political Islam: Why the Kingdom is a Model of Controlled Opposition, Kelsey-Anne LeBlanc

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From Vision to Reality: Recipes for A New England Food Vision, Valerie Margaret Nesom

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Japan Since 2007: Rising Sun and Shrinking Economy, Anh Phuoc Thien Nguyen

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Examination of the effectiveness of a one-week camp on social interaction for youth with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Maureen Louise O'Brien

Expression and purification of human cone PDE6 GAF constructs, Christopher Olivier

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Ogunquit Leads the Way: Stewardship of the Beautiful Place by the Sea, Jeffrey T. Pearson

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The effect of warming temperatures on competition between two invasive species of crab, Megan J. Peavey

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Representations of Gender Equality in Online, Opinion-Based Journalism, Madison M. Piacentini

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Optimization of pAkt Expression and Detection in Bovine Granulosa Cells, Sarah M. Piet, David H. Townson PhD, and Paul C. Tsang PhD

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Patient Outcomes Following Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery: role of physical and social environment in recovery, Brittany Anne Sampson

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Physiological Effects of Acute Bouts of Aquatic and Land Based Sprinting, Samantha Scarneo

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Modeling Future Impacts of Extreme Precipitation Events in the Lamprey River Watershed; Does Choice of Statistical Analysis Matter?, Gregory D. Sikora

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Isolation and identification of bacterial endosymbionts of the brooding brittle star Amphipholis squamata, Abbey Rose Tedford, Michael P. Lesser, and Kathleen M. Morrow

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Branding a Business School: Beyond the New Building, Sarah R. Tubbs

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How do persistently low policy rates (and even negative) affect banks profitability in Eurozone, Dongjie Wang

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Shopping as Ritual: An Anthropological Analysis of Consumption, Hannah Catherine Whitcomb

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The Ethnic Identity and Redefinition of the Galatians in the Hellenistic World, Qizhen Xie

Submissions from 2015

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The Effects of Helicopter Parenting on College Students, Victoria Barnaskas

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Harbor Security System, Timothy Brown and Matthew Birkebak

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Clostridium difficile: The Epidemic, Lizabeth Bryant

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He Said, She Said: Examining Couple Conflicts in Romantic Relationships, Tina Cannon, Ashley Desrochers, Timothy Amoroso, Brandon Marshall, and Chloe Flanagan

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The Role of Dietary-Derived Pigments in the Nudibranch Melibe Leonina, Hannah Cole, Jacqueline Sullivan, and Kala Frye

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From the Archives: UNH's Black Student Protests 1998-1999, Randal Coulstring and Kyle Parks-Damon

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Why the U.S. Youth Obesity Rate Has Been Increasing: It's Not as Simple as You Think, Ayi D'Almeida

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Characterizing the Angiogenic Properties of Brain Cancer Cells Using the Glioma U-373 Cell Line, Tien Dang

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Food Insecurity Among Undergraduate Students, Alana Davidson

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Who’s Intervening?: A Study of Variables Influencing Positive Bystander Intervention, Lauren DeSotto and Valerie Hall

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The Chinese Impact on Global Climate Change, Zachary Dumont

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The Independence Referendum in Catalonia, Allison Enck

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Music's Influence on Young Adult Behavior, Emma Gallagher, David McDonald, Brendan Freund, and Isaac Traynor

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Noverre's Ballet D'Action, Elizabeth Girard

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The Effect of Syllable Position on the Pronunciation of Sibilants and Liquids in Puerto Rican Spanish, Eva Golden

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Depression and Social Support in LGBTQ+ Victims of Intimate Partner Violence, Lauren Guetling, Katherine Seavey, and Ashley MacPherson

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The Relationship Between Kinship and Physical Proximity in Captive Primates, Tricia Gunther

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Effect of Whole Grain Consumption on Markers of Metabolic Syndrome, Suzanne Hogan

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Ultrasonic Level Sensor System for Residential Oil Tanks, Brendan LaRocque

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France’s Reaction to English Globalization, Emily Loud

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Machiavelli’s Art of War and The Role of the Military, Alvaro Maranon

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Institutions of Service: A Model that Sustains, Cecilia Martins

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Exploring Public Radio, Katherine McAuliffe

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Goodbye Greece: Rising Criticism of Greece's Participation in the Eurozone, Sean Mitchell

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The 2008 Financial Crisis: Comparing French and U.S. Recovery Efforts, Michael Moser

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Beyond Digital Dualism: The Conceptual Fallacy of the Online/Offline Dichotomy, Lauren Nawfel

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Translating Zafrón: The Nuances of Exploring the Cemetery of Forgotten Books in English, John O'Mahony

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A Survey of UNH Students’ Attitudes about Mental Health Disorders and Its Influence on Helping Seeking Behaviors, Nicole Paddock

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The Role of Adult Confidants on Adolescent Outcomes, Katie Parent

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Early Sleep Midpoints are Associated with Increased Fruit, Water, and Fiber Intakes and Decreased Discretionary Calories in a Young Adult Cohort, Amy Parker

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Seeking Justice: Senegal’s Twenty-Year Delay in the Prosecution of Hissène Habré, Sarah Pollard

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Patient-Defined Perceptions of Comfort with Bedpan Use, Emily Schlachter

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Tensions Rising in the Asia-Pacific, Malone Soeun

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Assessment of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness in College-aged Females Following a Bout of Blood Flow Restricted Exercise, Elissa Solomon

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Flexing Resources: Manipulation of Natural Resource Market Supplies, Joseph Sweeney

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A Societal Greyscale: Social Stratification in the Dominican Republic, Molly Wogan

Submissions from 2014

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Muscle Size and Specific Force Along the Length of the Quadriceps in Older and Young Men and Women, Hannah Barile

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NH ROV: Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle, Christopher Barr, Eric Boudreau, Ryan Cahill, Tyler Fausnacht, Nicholas Geist, Sean Gribbin, Alex LeBoeuf, Sean Leighton, and Matthew Sweeney

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Nonprofit Research: Fair Tide Investigation and Evaluation, Victoria Bassi

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Nurses' Perceptions of the Barriers to Advocacy Related to Pain Management, Elise Beattie

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SEEDS of Change, Danielle Blevens, McKenzie Dow, Jennifer Turner, and Amy Winkler

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The Cost of Living: A Comparative Analysis of French and U.S. Healthcare Spending, Henry Bowen

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Policy Recommendation: Responsibility to Protect Syria, Philip Boynton

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The Effects of Varying Coherence of Glass Patterns on the Perception of Motion Induced Blindness, Alexander Buell, Sarah Dilanni, Nicholas Duggan, Patricia Levesque, Alec Radar, Maureen Raubach, Alyssa Reilly, Tyler Weber, Andrew Kitt, Jenny Lang, and Eliza Wood

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Should You Stay or Should You Go?: Women’s Rationale Behind Leaving or Staying in an Abusive Relationship, Tina Cannon, Kelsey Evans, Chloe Flanagan, Ellen Hayes, and Ashley MacPherson

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It’s Time to Move Beyond Dayton: Changing the Constitutional Framework in Bosnia, Jasmin Cesko

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Exploring Auxetic Designs With 3D Printing, Joseph Collins

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Comparison Of Fourier And Wavelet Transformations on a SEMG Frequency Spectra During Rapid Fatiguing Muscular Contractions, Amber Craft

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Caeneus and Cycnus: Ovid's Ballroom Blitz, Richard DiCillo

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What are the Trends in Phenotypic Variation in Harmonia axyridis?, Jennifer Dickson

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Semantic and Syntactic Losses in the English Translation of Allende's Zorro, Mary Foster

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Gay Masculinities in Primetime Television, Mitchell Gates

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Cultural Capital: Beauty Advertising in China, Allison Ginwala

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The Significance of Built Space and Body Behavior in Social Interaction, Brooke Ashley Guertin

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Cultural Barriers: The Integration of North African Immigrants in France, Jessica Hansen

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A Body For England, or of War? Contrasting Perspectives on World War I Through the Poetry of Thomas Hardy and Rupert Brooke, Ian Henry

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Unveiling New Hampshire Legislators' Knowledge and Attitudes About Intimate Partner Violence and Relevant Policies, Jennifer Hogan, Amy Winkler, and Tina Cannon

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Middle School Girls Friendship Preferences: Attitudes Towards Girls Who Are Obese, Mary Holleran

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Interpretation and Experience: J. Hillis Miller's Reading of Heart of Darkness, Colton Huelle

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Examining and Promoting the Role of Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities in the Workplace, Kasey Lesner

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The Role of Architecture in the Revitalization of Bilbao, Spain, Taygra Longstaff

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Independence in Catalonia, Spain: The Causes Which Impel Them to Separation, Jamie McDonough

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Ovid Through the Inferno: A Study of Ovidian Myth in Dante's Inferno, Michael Mignanelli