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 2009

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The Carnal Economy: Sex for Sale on the Global Marketplace, Sarah Gormandy

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A Descriptive Study of Team-Based Well-Child Care in the Netherlands, Lauren Gurschick

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Somatic Growth of Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis Artificial Feeds of Varying Nutritional Composition, Sauwai Hung

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A Life Between: Reflections of Immigrant Culture in Modern German Cinema, Katrina Ingraham

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The Secret Lives of Roses: the Latin American Flower Industry, Sheila Jarnes

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Pre-participation Athletic Screening Forms, Olivia Karpinski

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The Effects of Polarized Pluralism on the Democratic transition of Spain and Italy, Allison Krause

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A Study of Speech Perception: The Psychological Reality of the Obligatory Contour Principle, Julie Langevin

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What are the causative factors that allow militant movements to renounce their paramilitary wing: An examination of the IRA and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, Jennifer McArdle

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The Experiences of Nurses Using Rapid Response Teams, Aimee Milliken

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Holy Oil and Water: The Economics of a Theocratic Nation, Johanna Murphy

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Use of the Moon with the IBEX-Lo Star Sensor: Precision Pointing in the Sky for IBEX Interstellar Flow Observations, Morgan O'Neill

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Air-sea Carbon Flux During Hurricanes, Morgan O'Neill and Virginia Sawyer

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Volunteer Best Practices, Catherine Plante

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The Rhetoric of Retail: Understanding the Function of Retail Therapy, Elizabeth Reny

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Prostitution & Sex Trafficking in Spain, Brittany Rittenberry

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The Cyprus Problem and Turkey’s Accession to the EU, Cem Savoglu

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College Outdoor Orientation Program Sustainability: A grounded theory investigation of program discontinuation at four-year colleges in the United States, Calvin Vaillancourt

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Self Financed Candidates in U.S. Elections, Eric Wind

Submissions from 2008

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Are You Being Served?: Implications of Public Health Care in Spain, Sara Arnoudse

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Little People Big World: The entrapment of marked bodies and visibility, Emma Baillargeon

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The Shanghai Six: Military Threat or Economic Alliance?, Anna Brown

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The Strength of the Uni-Multipolar System: The Concert of Europe, Jeffrey Brunelle

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WildCatSat: 2008, Ryan Carney, Christopher Famolare, Christopher Hill, Zachart Kelton, Jeffrey Kite, Melissa Minuti, Robert Terry, James Gealy, Patrick Lee, and Davide Levine

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Star Sensor Flight Calibration for the Interstellar Boundary Explorer, George Clark

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African-American Portrayals in Musical Theatre 1920's-1930's, Darlene Delano

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The Rhetoric of Dover's Tax Cap Campaign, Christopher Feeney, Ross Tinkham, and Michael Soha

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Critical Care Nurses Perspectives Toward End-of-Life Care in the Intensive Care Unit, Marisha Florissant

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Geochemical Constraints on the Origin of a Shallow Ash Occurrence: in the Mahanadi Basin, offshore India, Janine Fraschetti

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The Feminist Health Center of Portsmouth, Cara Gadapee

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ASD Treatment Decision-Making: An Exploratory Study on the Decision-Making Process Experienced by Parents and Guardians of Children with ASD, Kate Gannon

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Patagonia: Trouble in Paradise, Emily Gifford

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Outcome Measures for the New Hampshire Special Olympics Healthy Hearing Program, Lauren Hardies

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A Gender Comparison of Lower Extremity Landing Biomechanics Utilizing Different Tasks: Implications in ACL Injury Research, Adam E. Hernandez

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Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) Headsets Using Fixed Analog & Adaptive Neural Controllers, Muhammad Islam

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In the Arms of the Community, Elizabeth Joseph

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Developing a Climate Action Plan for UNH: Analysis, Collaboration and Implementation, Rebecca Lehr

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Business as Usual: China's Infatuation with the Oil of the Genocidal Regime of Sudan, Jacqueline Lewis

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College Students' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Testing Behaviors in Regard to HIV/AIDS, Skye MacKay

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Medication Use of Young Adults: Are Medication Users at Risk for Chronic Disease?, Jenna Madore

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Tracking the Timeline of Verticillium Infection of Mint, Margaret Mansfield

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Monarchical Suppression of the Legislature: Morocco 1996-2007, Trevor Mauck

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Virtual Volunteering: A Personal Volunteer Experience, Kyle J. McAdam

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Moroccan Migration Into Spain, Ryann Mead

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The Dred Scott Legacy: Pre-Civil War Citizenship & Blacks, Lisa Merrill

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A Portrait of a Broken System: Provider Perspective on Healthcare Delivery in Hospitals. Recommendations for the Facilitation of Elder Care., Jamie Morrill

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Security Interests Trump Humanitarian Concerns: China’s Economic Relations with Sudan, Brenna O'Connor

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Reviving Russia: Can a Legacy of Limited Economic Stability Be Broken?, Caitlin O'Connor

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UNH - Alternative Break Challange, Michelle Pizzillo

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Why Jihad?: A Study of What Drives Individuals to Wage Jihad, Catherine H. Reno

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Case Study on the Lawyers' Environmental Action Team and Their Position on the Usangu Eviction Case, Lauren Schweizer

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A Material Sketch: Glimpsing into the Life of Temperence Pickering Knight, Emily Silfies

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Real Life on the Stage: The Story of a Macedonian Immigrant, Laura Smetana

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Seaing Green:, Thadeaus Webster and Benjamin Chiang

Submissions from 2007

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The Effects of Sociodemographic Variations on the Self-Concept of Single Rural Mothers, Jessica A. Bean

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Dependence of Crystal Orientation on Composition in Silver-Silicon Composite Thin Films, Amanda Brown, Don Carlson, and Dana Filoti

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Verb Tense as a Predictor of Reader Reactions to Autobiographical Narratives, Emily Carter

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The Effect of the Invasive Species Caulerpa taxifolia on Native Species, Lena Collins

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Shared Living Environment A Healthy Serving of Greens: The Role of the Green Party in Germany's Renewable Energy Policy, Nicole Eckert

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Sexually Explicit Advertisements: Does Belief in Rape Myth Differ?, Nicole Guenard

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CAFTA: Reasons for Resistance, Derek Hubbard

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The Severing of the Relationship Between the Catholic Church and the French State, Dan Jasinski

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Expelling Dictatorial Influences from Chilean Education: the 2006 student movement demanding change, Elyse Johnson

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The Weight of Words: the Construction and Implications of Genocide Discourse in Bosnia and Sudan, Myra Kahn

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The Three People You'll Meet at a Hockey Game, Adrian Kerrison

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Bone Health in the College-Age Women: An investigation into bone health inrelation to dietary factors of females ages 18 - 24 years, Ginny King

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Dating Abuse in College Relationships: A Qualitative Study, Melissa Mangold

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Living on the Edge: the Staffordshire Moorlands Pan and Life Along Hadrian's Wall, Elizabeth McFadden

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That's What He Said: Expanding Education Around Men's Sexual Decision Making, Katharine Mooney

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The Effects of a Long Distance Run on Creatine Kinase Levels 24, 48, and 72 Hours Post-Run, Laura Polombo

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Bringing up Incentives: A Look at the Determinants of Poverty, Alice Sheehan

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Determining the Feasibility of a UNH Maple Sugaring Operation, Michael J. Simmons

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Political Participation in Democratic States - The Rise of the Far-Right: The French Answer to its Identity Crisis, Emily Soderman

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Bio-adhesion: Search for Vitronectin in Caulerpa mexicana, Jennifer Towle

Submissions from 2006

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The Effects of Norepinephrine and Dopamine in Remediating Selective Attention Deficits, Nicholas Adams and Jenna Darling

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Electronic journal writing: Communicative Freedom for Adults with Brain Injury, Magdalen Balz

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The Locomotor Behavior of Limulus polyphemus and the Existence of Endogenous Biological Rhythms, Lisa Bedford

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Bad Girls: Romantic Feminine Rebellion in Renaissance Drama, Molly Cooper

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Eileen Wournos and the Public Sphere, Emily Demers

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Non-medical Use of Prescription Drugs on College Campuses: Student Use of Adderall and Ritalin at UNH, Emily Duynstee

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The Censorship has Sailed: Spanish Media and Democracy, Michelle Giguere

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Cytokeratin 8/18 Intermediate Filaments and their Role in Regression of the Bovine Corpus Luteum, Sarah Grieve and Nicole Young

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Can Kant Accommodate Supererogation?: Supererogation and Duty in Immanuel Kant’s Ethical Framework, Mark Andrew Joseph

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Attitudes of Gender Roles in the Family, Gina Lalli

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Fluxus as Fragmentation and Continuity, Kraig Lamper

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Changing Ethnic Identities in Post-National Germany: A Study of Turkish-German Literature, Politics and Society, Nora Larkin

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Detained in The Land of the Free: The Japanese American Internment as a Contradiction to Individual Liberty in America, Meghann McCluskey

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Site Occupancy of Hochstetter’s Frogs (Leiopelma hochstetteri) in the Hunua Ranges, New Zealand, Heather Moulton

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Perinatal Loss:Possible Caregiver Barriers - Implications for training, Catherine Overson

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The Misleading of the American Public through Deceptive Crime Tactics, Sarah V. Raymond

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Be Grateful, Be Great, Donate!, Brian Reed and Jeremy Bourgeois

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Regional Stagnation: The Undermodernization of Southern Spain, Matthew Reno

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Transnasal Delivery of a Gonadotropin-releasing Hormone Analog in Miniature Swine, Mark Santos

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Circulating Concentration of Interleukin-18 Binding Protein in Obese and Non-Obese, Asthmatic and Non-Asthmatic Women, Satya Sardonicus

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Geographic Information Systems for Foresters (ArcView GIS), Michael J. Simmons

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A Nuclear Iran?, Katie Smith

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Verb Tense as a Predictor of Listener's Reactions to Autobiographical Narratives, Veronica Vandoloski

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Intermittent Swim Stress Interferes with Spatial Learning, Andrew Van Hoogenstyn

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Reproductive Rights for Chinese Women, Kelly Vogel

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The Effects of Victim and Perpetrator Reputation on Physical Distance: Do Individual Differences Matter?, Ashley Ward