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 2014

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Reader-Response Theory vs. Feminist Criticism, Marisa Milone

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#2 Race and Gender in Film, Madalyn Northcutt

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Not in my Backyard: Citizen Attitudes and Disaster Preparedness Policies at the Local Level, Tegan O'Neill

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Who Can I Tell?: The Role of Confidants in Rule-Violating Behavior, Katie Parent and Thomas Reese

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Examining the Tumorgenic Ability of Cytokeratin 8/18 Filaments in Cervical Cancer Cells In Vitro, Stephanie Parisi

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Quechua Language Use in Modern Peru: An Investigation of Cultural Authenticity and Identity Construction, Theresa A. Renker

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The Anomalous Depiction of Text in Chew and How Groensteen’s “The Balloons in the Page” Substantiates its Contribution to Content and Meaning, Hannah Rivers

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The Breakdown of Bureaucracy in Response to Hurricane Katrina and Why it Matters, Alexxandre Schlieder

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Putin's Democracy?, Kellie Shea

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Manson Family Coercion: A Study of Religious Rhetoric in Cult Structures and Social Groups, Katina Sousa

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Instilling Diet and Exercise Confidence: Influence of Nurse Body Size, Erin Murdock Spaulding

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Polysemy, Polyvalence, and Pink: Audience Responses to Music Videos, Rachel Strauss

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Environmental Protest Framing as "Ecoterrorism", Brieanne Young

Submissions from 2013

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Survivors' Voices on Prevention, Maria Aiello, Sidney Bennett, and Cameron Cunningham

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RFID Fish, Nathan Alix

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Mi Método, Mi Elección: A Comparative Look at Birth Control Access in Chile and the United States of America, Lauren Banker

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The Effect of a Barefoot Running Training Program on Running Economy and Performance, Neil Barody

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When Does Rule Violating Behavior Affect Peer Delinquency Between Middle School and High School Boys and Girls?, Casey Benner, Nadine Maliakkal, and Shannon Zimmerman

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A Dramatistic Approach to Understanding the Rhetorical Influence of Taxi Driver, Hilary Bird

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Climate Change, Cosmology, and Cultural Resilience: An Andean Case Study, Madeline L. Bishop

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All Stressed Out; The Effects of Stress, Depression and Self-Control on Adolescent Delinquency, Catherine Bousquet

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Signifying Slowly: Defamiliarization and Interrupting Tempo in Amit Chadhuri's, A Strange and Sublime Address, Chrisopher Brown

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ExxonMobil vs Gasland : the Natural Gas Controversy, Andrew Cardello

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Macau: The New World Leader in Gambling, Joseph Cenney

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All for a Bowl of Soup: A Study of the Illegal Shark Fin Trade in Costa Rica, Michelle Chase

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Family Matters: History and Heritage in Graphic Form, Jonathan Constable

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The Impact of Sexual Violence on Women's Transition to College, Melissa Copeland

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Maya Calendar and the End of the World, Evelyn French

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The Ultimate Spanish Review and Practice: Mastering Spanish Grammar for Confident.... or Maybe Just Okay Communication, Daniel Hagenbuch

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The Raging Dragon: Exports, FDI, and China's Electronic Sector, Nathaniel Hathorn

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Comedy in War Film, Katherine Juster

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Renewing promise: An Analysis of the Effects of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports in New Hampshire High Schools, Alexander Lamothe

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The Effect of Crown Thinning on Residual Stand Growth: a Dendroecological Approach, Nicholas Lanzer

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Bringing Native Musicians Online, Thomas Lusted

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Teenagers: 1950's, Olivia Marchioni

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Permaculture: Principles, Beliefs, and Values, Molly McCahan

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Characterization of Cellular FLICE Inhibitory Protein (c-FLIP) in Cells of Human Cervical Cancer, Caitlin McCarthy

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The Relationship Between Psychosocial Challenges and Pediatric Voiding Dysfunction, Jenna McCarthy

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Kinetics of the Lipid Extraction From Microalgae, Brian McConnell and Brendan Nichols

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The Thin Ideal: Media and How it Relates to Body Dissatisfaction and Disordered Eating Behaviors in College Women, Amanda Mead and Rebecca Walker

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Spanish Mood Selection: Probablemente Subjunctive, Posiblemente Indicative, Hilary Miller

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ASEAN and the East Asian Countries, Tegan O'Neill

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Rape Myth Acceptance and Bystander Attitudes on Campus: Understanding Students' Perceptions of Sexual Assault, Angela L. A. Puchlopek

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UNH A-Lot Parking Garage, Benjamin Sawyer, Stephen Eustis, Americo Santamaria, and Michael Spencer

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The Failure of Economic Sanctions on Preventing the Continuation of North Korea’s Nuclear Program, Andrew Schafer

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Indigenismo: Lexical Borrowings into Peruvian Spanish, Trisha Schuman

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Caregiving for Childhood Illness in Dominican Republic Bateys, Ashley Silva

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High Body Weight Influences Functional Mobility in Older Adults, Charlotte Slate

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From Thoreau to Muir: The Birth and Progress of American Environmental Thought, Sawyer Theriault

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Reality and Misperception of Self-Value: August Wilson's Use of Dramatic Plot Structure, Sawyer Theriault

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The United States of Empire?, Zachary Towle

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Multivitamin/Mineral Usage, Body Mass Index, and Exercise Among College Students, Leah Tully and Christie Mastriano

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Multivitamin/Mineral Usage, MyPlate Adherence and Diet Quality Among College Students, Leah Tully and Christie Mastriano

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MEND and MOSOP: Civil Conflict in the Niger Delta, Zachary Turgeon

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Investigation of Pentacene Derivatives on Au(788) by Auger Electron Spectroscopy, Jeremiah van Baren

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Sex and Morality, and Its Implications for College, Emily Varnese

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Trace DeMeyer: Indigenous Online Journalist/Publisher/Memoirist, Amanda Weissgerber

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Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Spirit of Discovery: An Examination of the Development of Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing Skills in University Students, Brittany Zorn

Submissions from 2012

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Quantifying Methane Ebullitive Flux from Subarctic Ecosystems, Jaqueline Amante

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A Nigerian Spring: How to Make the Niger Delta B(l)oom, Again, Elizabeth Barker

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The Effective Removals of Pharmaceuticals by Direct/Advanced UV Photolysis, Alexandra Bowen and Megan Good

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The King of Tars and Dramatic Conversion Romance, Jacob Browning

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Studies on Thermal and Carbocationic Rearrangements Through Isotopic Labeling, Jeffrey Brulet

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Tangible User Interfaces for Multi-touch Surfaces, Shawn Bryan and Joshua Clairmont

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Are Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) Present in Skeletal Muscle of the Spiny Dogfish Shark, Squalus acanthias?, Bradley Chamberlain

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The Delicacy of Social Relationships: How Seemingly Small Choices in Formulating Talk Can Have Large Consequences For Relationships, Paige Clairmont

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A Screen to Identify Mutants with a Sodium-induced Root Skewing Phenotype, Matthew Cotton, Elora Demers, and Kendall Milkey

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Problem Revisited: Understanding China's Arms Export Policy, Patricia Donahoe

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Exploring Weight Maintenance and Perceived Stress in College Students: The Young Adults Eating and Active for Health Project at UNH, Margaret Donovan and Richard Madol

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Monitoring Forest Loss and Population Growth in a Biodiversity Hotspot of Africa, Nicholas Dowhaniuk

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Influence of Cytoskeletal Stress Filaments on Cell Death in Human Cervical Carcinoma, Benjamin J. Duckless

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Experiential Education Philosophy: The Role of Risk, Natalie Fortier

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Invitation as a Form of Play, Luke Franco

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Passive se and ser in Three Spanish Language Magazines: Usages and Styles Compared, Alyssa Freedman

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Goal-directed Intervention on the Social Interaction of Youth with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Natalie Gatlin

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Costa Rica: An Emigration Anomaly, Emilie Hall

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Student Usage of Prepositions: Considerations Far Beyond Por and Para, Emilie Hall

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Unemployment in Spain: Analyzing the Job Market for Youth and the General Population, David Houle

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Automated Functional Testing at Philips Teletrol Systems, Inc., Karen Ibey

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Correlates of Local and Global Stereopsis, Andrew Kitt

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Women and Hostile Work Environments: Representations of Sexual Harassment in North Country, Julia Maldonado

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The Role of HAUSP in the Mitochondrial Non-transcriptional p53 Apoptotic Pathway of IMR-32 Human Neuroblastoma Cancer Cells, Rebecca Mason

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Floating Photobioreactors for Microalgae Growth, Brian McConnell and Seth Tremblay

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The Idea of Necessity: Shopping Trends Among College Students, Halie Olszowy

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Fiber Arts in the Early Soviet Period, Sasha Thalheimer

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Aid Influx into Madagascar: The Damage of the U.S. Sanctions Effect, Kelly Whittier

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Are Female Rats Prone to the Same Stress-induced Memory Deficits as Male Rats in a Visible Platform Task in the Morris Water Maze?, Katherine Wooten

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Nonprofit Research: Seacoast Local, Danielle Zamarchi

Submissions from 2011

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The Fight Against the War on Women, Bie Aweh

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The Impact of Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant on the Family, Jennifer Bakan

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The Gap: Understanding the US-China Trade Deficit, Henry Bowen

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Drilling for Oil in the Amazon, Levi Byers

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New Hampshire's First Congressional District, Evan Dodge

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Paco: Blowing up the Slums in Buenos Aires, Charissa Eno

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The Evolution of Gender Role Construction in Modern Advertising, Lauren Gancarz

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Family Planning and Abortion Services in Ghana, Maren Gray

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Hell on Earth: Ultimate Evil as a Catalyst for 19th-Century Black Women's Radical Decisions, Daniel Healy

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Immigrants in Spain, Kevin Kennedy

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Temporal Limits of Perceived Rotation in the Venetian Blind Effect: Eye Dominance Through Luminance and Contrast, Andrew Kitt

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The Loss of Ecosystem Services on the Yucatán Peninsula in the 21st Century, Natalia Leuchanka