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 2020

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Children and Poverty: How a Lack of Resources can Leave A Child Behind, Maryam S. Abdi

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Synapse: Bridging the Gap Between Music and Technology, Maryam Ahmad

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Social Media's Impact on Mental Health, Alayna M. Blodgett

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Native Americans and Climate Change, Nicolette Cooper

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Examination of Individual Differences in Source-Based Writing, Isabella A. Craig

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Stream Greenhouse Gas Emissions Along a Wetland Gradient in the Ipswich River, Massachusetts, Diane DeVries

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Wireless Data Processing System for IoT-Enabled Devices, Eli M. Duggan, Tinh H. Phuong, Orianne J. Sinclair, and Samuel P. Mercer

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Boring Ideas: Exploring Boredom as an Incubator to Creativity, Lauren E. Flynn, Catherine A. McGrath, and Caitlin S. Mills

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Impacts of Inappropriate Human Possession of Wildlife on the Animal’s Well-being, Anika Frink

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Spore Surface Display and Engineering of Plastic Degrading Enzymes, Mrinal Ganash

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Examination of Effective Connectivity During Cognitive Flexibility, Jessica A. Hosea

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Bumps Within the Bump, Lauren J. Kreinces

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Religion in Presidential Elections: the Faithful as a Political Bloc in the 21st-century, Nick R. LaCourse

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Northeastern Ballet Theatre: The Art and Discipline of Ballet, Elizabeth H. Langfeld

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Examining the Relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Health-Risk Behaviors Among Adolescents in New Hampshire, Riana S. Malik

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Graph theory analysis of induced neural plasticity post- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for chronic pain, Sarah K. Meier

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Frankia & Friends: Roles of Various Nodule Inhabitants in the Actinorhizal Symbiosis, Kelsey C. Mercurio, Ian Davis, Céline Pesce, Erik Swanson, and Louis Tisa

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Investigating Threats of Small Mammal Populations and Associated Predation in Captive Breeding Pens of New England Cottontail, Jenna N. O'del, Allison M. Stefanelli, Melissa L. Bauer, and Adrienne I. Kovach

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Green sea urchins need friends: Decision making and risk in Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis in competitive and non-competitive foraging environments, Jenna N. O'del, Sierra Rose M. Walsh, Nathaniel N. Spada, and Larry G. Harris

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Effects of Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) Concentration on mRNA Expression of Cellular Communication Network Factor 1 (CCN1) in Bovine Granulosa Cells, Abigail Palin, Sarah Piet, Dean Elder, and Paul Tsang

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Understanding Caregiver Experiences: Examining the Transition Out of the Educational System for Children with Cognitive Disabilities, Elizabeth B. Preble

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Did Bioaccumulation of BMAA in a Food Chain Contribute to the Death of a Common Loon (Gavia immer) in Province Lake, NH?, Alissa Shea and Michelle Verstraaten

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The Impact of Atlantic Butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus) in the Diet of Common Tern Chicks (Sterna hirundo) in the Gulf of Maine, Olivia A. Smith, Elizabeth Craig, and Gregg Moore

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Design and Implementation of a Nutrition Education Program at the Strafford County Department of Corrections, Grace N. Stott

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Regional brain activation in chronic pain: a functional connectivity meta-analysis with healthy controls and chronic pain patients, Noah C. Waller and Donald A. Robin Dr.

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Assessing Salt Marsh Resilience at Moody Point, Great Bay Estuary, NH, Natalie A. White and Gregg E. Moore

Submissions from 2019

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Examining the History and Current State of Cortical Visual Impairment in Children, Maryam Ahmad

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Silk-Gelatin Composite Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering, Ryann D. Boudreau, Rachel A. Yee, and Kyung Jae Jeong

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Heir to Finn: Mythological and Historical Narratives of Irish Identity, Adam JC Bovie

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More Than a Feeling: "I feel like" as an Epistemic Hedge, Adam JC Bovie

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Gross National Happiness, Elizabeth Cunningham

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Examining the Use and Perception of Harm of JUULs by College Students: A Qualitative Study, Kendall Dapprich

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Comparing Amino Acid Sample Recovery for Heated vs. Non-heated N2 Reduction (An Amino Acid Method), Diane DeVries, Scott Greenwood, and Stuart Grandy

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Analysis of Analytes in Human Serum Under Conditions of Routine and Delayed Centrifugation, Grace E. DiPersio

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Graduating College as an English Major, Ryan P. Donahue

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CBT For Students, Jace Eaton

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Social Media and Technology in Maker Culture, Genevieve Grasso and Brianna Donovan

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Brands Take A Stand for Good: The Effect of Brand Activism on Social Media Engagement, Alexis A. Gray

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Determinants of Student Debt in New England, Alexis A. Gray

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Detection of American Eel in NH Rivers using eDNA: A Comparison of Metabarcoding and ddPCR, Jessica Haskins, Devin Thomas, Alison Watts, and W. Kelley Thomas

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Making Meaning of Consent: A Content Analysis, Sonja Winter Heels

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Global Meta-Analysis of Nitrogen Cycling Dynamics in Agricultural Soils, Taylor Hennas

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Genome Sequence and Analysis of Unsequenced Bacteria, Lauren C. Iannazzi and Kyle S. MacLea

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"pocketful of stars" and other poems, Caleb N. Jagoda

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Scaling Methane Emissions Using Vegetation Cover Type at Sallie’s Fen, Madeline Ann Juffras and Michael Zampini

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly about GMO, Wenbin Liu

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The Design and Development of a Modular Robotic Control Board for Multiple Applications, Stephanie Lo

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The Impact of Studio Ghibli Films on Young Asian-American Identity, Hannah G. Matillano

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Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Analysis of the Equine Aortic Valve, Amber McElhinney, Drew Conroy, Pete Erickson, and John Keen

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3D-Printed mm-Wave Lenses for DNP Target System, Kellie McGuire

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Rainforest Remedies in the Jungles of Belize, Dianne Moschitta and Meghana Tadepalli

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Soil Seed Bank Response Following Forest Conversion to Silvopasture and Open Pasture, Jenna N. O'del, Richard G. Smith Ph.D., and Nicholas D. Warren

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The Psychology of Architecture, Julianna Elizabeth Sagliano

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The Construction of Dialect and Language for Theatrical Productions, Emelie Vandenberg

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The Effectiveness of Resident Hall Bulletin Boards on the Marketing of the uSafeUS Application, Michaela M. Vivian and Sharyn Potter

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Regional Brain Activation in Chronic Pain: A Meta-analysis for Therapeutic Protocol, Noah Waller

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Women & Hungarian Nationalism Post-Soviet Occupation, Marinda Rose Weaver

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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance with a Low-Cost Vector Network Analyzer, Ryan Williams

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Decreasing Uncertainty in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Measurements Through the Application of Pappus Chains, Ryan M. Williams

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China-The New Hegemon, Weicong Zeng

Submissions from 2018

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Air Pollution in Chengdu, China, Christine Mei Aiello

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Metabarcoding Investigation of Extensive Dune Grass Die-Off in the Northeast, Marissa J. Anderson, William K. Thomas, Gregg E. Moore, Devin W. Thomas, and Jeffrey A. Hall

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Divergent Views of Order: A Comparison of Confucianism and Daoism, Ryan W. Bowring

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Education for All: World Bank Involvement in Post-Earthquake Haiti, Cara M. Buccini

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Physical Illness in the Graphic Medium, Lilah Cherim

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Treatment Options for Opioid Addiction: Efficacy and Availability, Kelly A. Davis

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Effects of the Mortalin Inhibitor MKT-077 on the Tumor Suppressor p53 in Neuroblastoma IMR-32 Cells, Yusuf Ebrahim

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Core Stability and Performance Variables in Male and Female Collegiate Lacrosse Players, Fallon Shea Greene

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An American Hugo Chávez? Investigating the Comparisons Between Donald Trump and Latin American Populists, Charlotte Blair Harris

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The Bonding and Infant Feeding Experiences of Mothers who Deliver at Baby-Friendly Initiative Certified Community Hospital, Erin M. Judge

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Sustainable Business Practice in Leroy Seafood Group ASA, Yueheng Liang

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Enthusiasm for Fair Trade: Why the U.K. Outshines the U.S., Victoria Smith Lorvig

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Changing Attitudes: The Impact of a Disability Awareness Class, Chrisitne Ann Masci

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Preparing Fluoroplastics for 3D Printing, Kellie McGuire

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Nootropics & Substance Abuse, Adam Mercer

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The effect of ground conditions on the emergence, establishment, and mortality of the invasive shrub, glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus), Jenna N. O'del and Symonds J. Cody

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Coping Mechanisms and Cyclical Conflict in Yemen, Rory Ann O'Neil

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Young Women in the White Supremacist Movement: Discourses of Race and Gender, Elena Bjerregaard Ryan

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Production of Scintillation Particle Detectors With Stereo Lithography-Based 3D Printing, Aleksandr Sinilov

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A Comparison of Confidence in Government Regimes, Shelby White

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