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 2017

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External interests in the Arab Spring, Milto Eva Andonellis

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The Power of the Time-Bind for Women of Color, Rebecca R. Barton

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“The Boy in Short Pants”: Presidential Education and the Vienna Summit of 1961, Michael D. Caldwell

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Formula SAE 2017, Robert M. Evans

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Is the expression of tissue-degrading enzymes in the skeletal muscle of spiny dogfish correlated to capture stress?, Elizabeth Faircloth

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Physical Function, Health, and Wellbeing in Older Adults, Mikaela Lynn Frechette and Summer Cook Dr

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p53 is cytoplasmically sequestered in a subset of AML patients from a clinical population, Bria Frehner, Yusuf Ebrahim, and Charles Walker

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Exploring the Diversity of Tropical Pumpkin in Costa Rica, Lizzie R. Gill

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Chestnut Street Combined Sewer Separation, Noah Goldstein, Ian Howard, and Nathan Seed

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Analyzing Sea Level Rise Due to Melting of Antarctic Ice and Dispersion of Sea Water from Mass Redistribution, Tessa Mariko Gorte

Microwave-Assisted Glycosaminoglycans Labeling Using 1-phenyl-3-methyl-5-pyrazolone Followed by MALDI-TOF-MS Analysis, Avianna Guerrero

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Beyond Dining and Recreation Services: How Does the Greater UNH Campus Support a Healthy Lifestyle?, Mary E. Hammar, Julia Boisselle, Courtney Pusz, and Genevieve Gray

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Exploration of Temperature and Loading Rate Interdependency for Fracture Properties of Asphalt Mixtures, Katie E. Haslett

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Historical Changes in Distribution and Floral Associations of Bumble Bee (Apidae: Bombus) Species of Greatest Conservation Need in New Hampshire, Molly Mary Jacobson and Sandra M. Rehan

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The relationship of life stage to daily social patterns of captive African elephants (Loxodonta africana) and the correlation of handler perceptions of elephant personality to demonstrated social behaviors, Alison R. Jeffrey

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Effects of Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard) Invasion and Additional Abiotic Stressors on Fine Root Biomass of Native Tree Species, Amber Rebecca Kittle, Mark A. Anthony, and Serita D. Frey

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Any Firehouse, Any Hour, Any Day: Needs Assessment, New Hampshire Safe Stations, Kayla M. Krueger

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Veteran Care in New Hampshire: Analysis of Interest Group Theory, Samantha D. Leiper

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The Political Economics of Chinese Steel Dumping, Jacob A. McLinden

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Is more always more? Female prairie mole crickets select mates more deliberately when evaluating multimodal signals, Rebecca J. Migotsky, Carrie L. Hall, Norman Lee, and Daniel R. Howard

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K-12 Data Collection Portal, Auderien G. Monareh, David J. San Antonio, Sebastian R. Coraccio, Matthew K. Arroyo, Tiffany M. Winn, and Charles S. McNaughton

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Coping Mechanisms and Recovery Among Patients with Recent Cardiac Procedures in Inpatient Rehabilitation, Shannon E. Nadeau

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A Step Further In Recipe Analysis for A New England Food Vision, Valerie M. Nesom and Joanne Burke

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Characterization of Cholecystokinin-Expressing Neurons in Sensory Areas of Spinal Cord and Trigeminal Nucleus, Sumeet Panesar and Zachary Tepper

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Regulation of the Angiogenic Inducer, CCN1, in the Bovine Corpus Luteum: A Preliminary Study, Sarah M. Piet, Michael R. Goulet, Jake R. Donahue, and Joseph M. Miseirvitch

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Understanding Modern America Through Contemporary Literary Interpretations of the Book of Revelation, Morgan L. Plessner

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Method of Material Removal by Means of Electrochemical Turning, Simon Andrew Popecki and Carlos Giacomo Graniello

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The Evolution of Peace Education in the 20th Century, Jessica L. Racioppi

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Amazon's Superior Innovation, Daniel J. Rivet

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Comparison of biophysical properties of two splice isoforms of L-Type Calcium Channel CaV1.3, Kitty R. Savage, Alexandra Bunda, Brianna LaCarubba, and Arturo Andrade

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The Effect of Neurogranin Manipulation on Immediate Early Gene Expression, Kitty R. Savage, Hongik Hwang, and Weifeng Xu

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Cultural and Environmental Dynamics of the Maya: Investigating Settlement and Wetland Resource Use In Belize, Katherine Shelhamer

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Catalan Nationalism and Self-Identification in a Modernizing Spain, Michaela Todd

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The Islamic State's Media War on the West, Michaela Todd

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Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation Summer Internship, Brandon Victor Van De Walle

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Predictors of Teachers’ Intentions to Intervene in Student Relationship Abuse and Sexual Assault, Lauren Vessels, Sarah Balmilero, Stephanie Sessarego M.A., and Katie M. Edwards Ph.D.

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

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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