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 2024

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Transnational Crime & Ecuador's National Stability: Looking Into a Cyclical Demise, Tara Raquel Anderson Abad Mrs.

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Ideology and Education, Anna Rose Anderson

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Comic, Yet Tragic: NIkolai Gogol's Life and Works, Alyssa M. Colandreo

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Understanding Neurodiversity and Executive Disfunction to Discover More Effective Accommodations and Create a More Inclusive Workforce for Neurodivergent Individuals, Carley J. Dahlstrom

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Literature Review on Economics and Machine Learning, Brennan M. Dwyer

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Bird-Window Collision Hotspots on the University of New Hampshire Campus, Kaylee Finch and Morgan Lane

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Comparing Calcium, Vitamin D, and Calorie Intakes in Army ROTC Cadets with Low and Normal Bone Densities, Ava Gaudette

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National Park Visits and Climate: Are rising temperatures affecting visitation rates?, Olivia P. Graves-Witherell

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The Inflation Reduction Act’s Role in Shaping Pharmaceutical Investment Strategies, Grace Harbour

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Analysis of Phytoplankton and Microplastics from ECOA-3 Cruise in the Gulf of Maine Using Flow Imaging Microscopy, Amelea E. Hauer

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Multilingual Melodies - Uniting Cultures through Translation in Musical Theatre, Tess Lorraine Hornbeck

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Where Will Wildcats Toss Their Trash? - Creating a Standardized Waste Collection System at UNH, Tess Lorraine Hornbeck

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Do State Child Abuse and Neglect Policies Address Sibling Abuse?, Matthew J. J Demarest and Tanya R. Whitworth PhD

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Comparing Skin Carotenoid Measurements Among College Students Following Restrictive Diets, Margo Kamis

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The Role of Saccadic Suppression in Target Visibility During MIB, Emily Brianna Lavelle, Charlotte Allaire, Ella Berg, Robert LeMay, and Aidan Dun

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Exploring the Impact of Social Media on Ideological Reinforcement, Elsa Le Blanc

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Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Analysis, Payton Maddaloni

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Review of Human Trafficking Trends in the United States, Emily Paige Mezick

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Navigating Bud lights Controversy and The Power of Crisis Communication, anna claire rasmussen

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Residential Real Estate: The Affordability Crisis, Anthony A. Sanville Jr

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Bow Elementary School Expansion, Ian J. Sargent

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Good Neighbors: Competing Wildlife Species Share a Den Site in an Urban Park System, Caroline E. Savage, Taylor S. Readyhough, Jonathon D. Cepek, and Remington J. Moll PhD

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The Frog Princess Lost Her Amphibian Self, Keri Stewart

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Nonlinear Dynamics of Skyrmion in Helical Lanes, Koichiro Takahashi

Submissions from 2023

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Taxonomic Classification of Viral and Bacterial DNA Following Avian Mass Mortality Event, Tessa Mae Baillargeon

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Electrospinning of Dextran-Based Polysaccharide to Fabricate Nanofibers for Cell Culture ​, Andrea Bartus, Sabby Clemmons, and Meghan Herlihy

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Drug Research in Inhibiting BCL6 in Ovarian Cancer, Quinn Beek and Sarah Walker

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Embodied Carbon of Purchasing: UNH Case Study, Sara Jessica Berg

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Plant Drainage Analysis, Catherine Bodenrader and Josephine Crotty

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The Prevalence and Impact of Dairy/Beef Crosses on Cattle Producers in New Hampshire, Eleanor J. Braun

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Biology from a French Perspective, Rain Bugado

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Gene Editing Approaches and the Treatment of Human Genetic Disease, Emma Kaitlyn Carrigan

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Two Centuries of Changes in Cyanobacteria Pigments & Toxins from a Lake Sediment Core from Norway Pond in Hancock, NH, Austin James Castrucci

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Cross-Sector Assessment of Multi-level Barriers to Nutrition Access, Nicholas S. Clarke, Brooke Kelleher, and Maria Carlota Dao

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Vulnerability of Boston’s Marginalized Communities to Rising Sea Levels, Piper Mary Cobak and Mary Stampone

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Composing Music: The Method to the Madness, Wesley D. Coffin

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Valuation of Crypto FinTech, Clay B. Courtmanche

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The Social and Environmental Impact of Ben & Jerry’s, Laura Davies

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How the Life-Cycle of Tobacco, Smoke, and Nicotine (TSN) Products Affect Us and the Environment, Isabella M. Dee

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Cognitive Control Brain Network Integrity in Post-Stroke Aphasia, Victoria Denovellis

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Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Polysaccharide Nutrient Sources on Antibiotic Production of Unknown Soil Bacteria, William Thomas DeSilva II

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The relationship between alpha-defensin 1 and gut microbiome composition in a population of Bhutanese refugee adults with a high prevalence of type 2 diabetes, Daisha Alana Drake

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The soundscape of dense bat swarms: differences based on location within the group., Keegan Eveland, Robert Stevenson, Paul Domski, and Laura Kloepper

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Investigating the Roles of BRD8 and TRRAP Proteins in Merkel Cell Carcinoma Oncogenicity, Robert Fletcher, Katherine Veronneau, and Marissa Paine

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The Subsea Science Sprinkler: Understanding uniform flow along a controlled-source array through combined theoretical and empirical methods, Nicole Forno and Eli Lemieux

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Dystopia in the 21st Century: Where the Genre Needs to Take Us Next, Darien Garner

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Hungry Hungry Phytoplankton: the effect of limited nutrients on HHQ-induced mortality of Emiliania huxleyi, Marley Gonsalves and Elizabeth Harvey

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The Effects of Increasing Ocean Acidification on Mytilus edulis in the Gulf of Maine, Charlotte Hailey Grippo and Maddalena Tea Glass

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Populism & Identity in Bolivia: The Effects of the Morales Presidency, Conor Hill

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Consumer Perceptions Regarding NFL Injuries as a Function of Turf v. Grass Surfaces, Brandon M. Hugh and Zachary Scola PhD.

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Regional Assessment of Moose Fecal Parasites and Microbiome, Abigail M. Lebsack

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The Search for Value for New England Skiers, Colin J. Liebert

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The Role of Race in Missing Persons Cases, Ashanti Maronie

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Using Spatial Transcriptomics to Understand Renal Function in Desert Rodents, Sarah Nicholls and Molly Kephart

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Reliability of the Balance Error Scoring System test is maintained during remote administration, Joseph Planchet, Camden Lynch, Pamella Mozzer, and Daniel Seichepine

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Explorations In Eastern Philosophy Through Bruce Lee, Sienna Shanelaris

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Drag Will Survive, Liam A. Shelly

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Does Prior Concussion History Increase the Risk for Subsequent Lower Extremity Injury in Middle School Athletes?, Ethan T. Smith and Patricia M. Kelshaw

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Weltpolitik und Weltkrieg: The Imperialism Debate within Second International Socialism (1884-1917), Luke P. Taylor

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The Safety, Efficacy and Tolerability of Blenderized Diets for Gastronomy-Fed Individuals, Jocelyn Therrien

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Characterization of the Effect of Gli on Hematopoiesis, Grace K. Tomann and Sherine F. Elsawa

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Occurrence of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in New Hampshire Biosolids, Katherine A. Wieck

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Prediction of Movement of Spilled Oil under Ice, James Wood, Nancy Kinner Dr., and Jessica Manning

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Racial Equity in New Hampshire Farm to School, Daisy RM Young, Nathan Salas, Brooke Kane, and Suzanne Scharff

Submissions from 2022

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The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Audit Timeliness, Daniel Andrews

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Dog Sees God: Confessions of A Teenage Blockhead, Bryson Badeau

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Celda 211 as a Social Commentary, Olivia Ann Balabanis

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Use of Humanitarian Parole as an Immigration Pathway within the context of the Afghan Evacuation, Emory Bayer

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Finding what covariates most accurately predict foot traffic in seafood restaurants, Isabel P. Beaulieu

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Knowledge Gaps: Addressing the Need for Palliative Care Education for University Students, Odin T. Bickford

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Good, Clean, and Fair Food Careers, Jordan M. Bohan

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The Effect of Infertility Treatments on Female Labor Supply in the United States, Emily Bolognino

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Wood Fiber Effects on Rhizoctonia Solani Disease Severity Using Raphanus Sativus as the Model System, Bethany Faith Bussey, Madeleine Hassett, and Anissa Poleatewich

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Morality Based Messaging? An Examination of State Health Departments' Facebook Posts in Advertising COVID-19 Vaccines, Kylee R. Casner

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The Causes and Consequences of Japan's Aging Population, Harrison A. D. Clark

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The Death Penalty: How Salient Party Platforms Contradict Historical Underlying Ideals, Isabel May Conners

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The effect of post-meal walking on daytime blood pressure in young adult women, Maison P. D'Amelio, Bilal A. Chaudhry, Ciana B. Lazu, and Michael S. Brian

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How do People's Political Ideologies Change for Social Versus Economic Policies?, Matthew James Demarest

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The Dynamics of Perceptual Filling-In and Motion Induced Blindness During Binocular Rivalry, Kaylyn Dickinson, Georgia Gempler, and Emily Komerska

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Anti-HIV Antibody Optimization via Site Saturation Mutagenesis, Eli M. Duggan, Matheus Oliveira de Souza, and Brunojoel Hatungimana

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The Fate and Transport of 17-beta Estradiol, 17-alpha Ethinyl Estradiol, and Estrone in Wastewater Treatment, Alexis Marie Eaton

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Research Findings: Benefits of Music Therapy, Lauren Ferraro

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Land Grabs in Latin America: How Land Acquisition and Expropriation Have Come To Favor The Elite, And How This Affects Markers of Development, Autumn H. Goldenberg

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Examining Potential for Improvement in Composting and Waste Diversion in the UNH, Durham, Lee, and ORCSD Region, Chloe C. Gross

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Lunar Regolith Effects on Sand Casted Material Properties, Jacob Lewis

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Assessing shifting phytoplankton and bacteria population abundances in response to environmental instability, Rachel E. Lewis and Elizabeth Harvey, Ph. D.

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Low-frequency Waves due to Newborn Interstellar Pickup He+ Observed by the Ulysses Spacecraft, Anastasia V. Marchuk and Charles Smith

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The Troubled Teen Industry and Its Effects: An Oral History, Jamie WW Mater

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Determinants of wealth inequality in China, Peter D. Mulvey

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The Resurrection of Yik Yak, Lily J. Neher

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Development of a Fluxgate Magnetometer Model, Eleonora Olsmats

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TikTok: A New Source of Labor, Maxwell M. Oxendine

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Deaf People and the Holocaust, Jordan White

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Controls on Carbon Gas Fluxes From a Temperate Forest Soil, Natalie A. White

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Experiential Learning versus Microcredentials: Educational Needs of Undergraduate Students and Working Professionals, Hannah J. Wirth

Submissions from 2021

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End of Life Care: An Internship at Brookhaven Hospice Facilities, Maryam Ahmad

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Shades of Tangerine: A Creative Nonfiction Exploration of Identity, Feminism, and the 1960s, Marlies Amberger

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The Neurological/Neuropsychiatric Outcomes of COVID-19, Nicolette Barber

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The Sequencing of The Archaeon Halococcus dombrowskii and An Unknown Bacteria, Nicolette Barber and Abbey Olsen

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Occurrence of Pulmonary Arteritis with Lungworm Infections in Gray Seals from Cape Cod, 2013-2020, Jillian R. Broadhurst and Inga Sidor DVM, MS, DACVP